Drought-tolerant plants which are easier to maintain in hanging baskets include pelargoniums, begonias, nasturtiums, verbena and brachyscome
For the prettiest and most reliable display on a sunny patio or balcony, pick pink verbena and petunias to partner with magenta-coloured pelargoniums (with a dash of purple provided by pots of brachyscome
and felicia or the richly-fragrant heliotrope that smells of cherry pie).
Agapanthus (dwarf), arabis, basket-of-gold, brachyscome
, campanula, candytuft, catmint, coreopsis, dianthus, dusty miller, erigeron, feverfew, geraniums (species types), heuchera, lamb's ears, licorice plant, nemesia, scabiosa, sweet alyssum, thyme, verbena (ground-cover types), yarrow.