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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 1 decade ago

Colorful plants for around my swimming pool. Tired of the plan green look. I want some color by the pool.?

got to take hot sun & pool splash.

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  • bunny
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    1 decade ago
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    MASTER GARDENER TO THE RESCUE

    Plants by the pool.

    #1 RULE... NO LITTER.

    #2 RULE... NOTHING SHARP OR POINTY.

    #3 RULE... NO LITTER & NOTHING SHARP OR POINTY.

    (No Lantana! It is a litter bug & the foliage make your bare skin itch.)

    Few examples of COLORFUL pool area approved plants...

    TREELIKE PLANTS

    pineapple gauva

    bronze loquat

    australian willow

    SHRUBS

    camelia

    chinese hibiscus

    lavendula

    VINES

    mandevilla

    heralds trumpet

    cup-of-gold vine

    PERENNIALS

    dietes

    lirope & ophiopogon

    kangaroo paw

    cast iron plant

    canna

    daylily

    gazania

    scaevola

    Just a few examples. If you want a complete list contact me via answers.

    Source(s): Garden Dok MS, MG Univ of Calif MASTER GARDENER
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  • 1 decade ago

    You have so many choices. It would help to know what zone you are in.

    I would suggest googling Dave's Garden, its a great site and has an extensive plant file you can review.

    Perennials (the ones that come back every year),

    Echinacea purpurea and assorted hybrids (coming out in all sorts of fantastic colors)

    Sedum is good for variety of color and harsh conditions

    Flax, coreopsis, Zauschneria, Verbena

    You could seed Larkspur and Zinnia's for lots of color.

    Make use of colorful annuals in pots situated around your pool.

    A good book is THE UNDAUNTED GARDEN (available at the library. Lauren talks about Hell Strips (difficult places to plant).

    You could try flowering shrubs, and varigated species for variety around that green. Also consider playing with mulch, texture and fragrance.

    Source(s): I am a professional residential gardener.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My neighbour planted morning glory and it is climbing nicely on the pool fence, the huge flowers are beautiful and last long. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can try a few Lantana - they come in many different colors and are very hardy. Also Bird of Paradise is very pretty - bright orange colored and bushy if trimmed right. Bougainvillea is also very bright and colorful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't know your zone so cannot help. Go to any garden center they can help

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