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‘Cascade Fire’

Squak Mt.’s 2015 Summer Container Design

Paint with brush strokes of pinks, yellows, purples, and corals as your summer containers celebrate summer.  Inspired by sunsets in the high desert of central Oregon, as the sky gives one last glorious burst of color setting the mountains on fire, our designers are pleased to present our 2015 summer design.


All of the plants in this container recipe are sun loving summer annuals that we grow in our greenhouses.  We recommend full sun or afternoon sun exposure for this design.  For your convenience, all of the items in this recipe are displayed together at Squak Mt., to make their selection quick and easy.  Size and number of plants can be adapted for any size pot. The quantities listed here fit a pot approximately 16-18” in diameter.

We also have pre-planted containers with this recipe so that you may take them home complete, and ready to enjoy. Our friendly staff would be pleased to assist you further as you celebrate the vibrant tones of mountain sunsets on your porch or patio.








A.  Agryanthemum -‘Primrose’-1 plant: A cheerful butter yellow daisy, the color of the sun, centers the container. Grows to be 18” high.

B. Sunrise XL Geranium -‘Purple Rose’-1 plant: Large, purple-pink blooms. Dark green foliage.

C. Starlet Petunia-‘Orange’-1 plant: Perfectly sized orange blooms on a prolifically blooming trailer.

D. Big Bounce Impatien-Lavender-1 plant: A prolific, disease resistant impatiens in warm lavender.

E.Coleus ‘Lava Rose’-1 plant: A coleus that can take the heat. Small, serrated merlot and rose leaves dot of cream center and green edges.

F. Minifamous Calibrochoa-‘Pure Yellow’-1 plant: Small vibrant yellow flowers cover this trailing, sun loving vine.

G. Sunrise XL Geranium-‘Dark Salmon’-1 plant: Large dark salmon flowers above dark green foliage.

H. Asparagus Fern-1 plant: Airy, open foliage with needlelike leaves on long stems. A pretty green compliment to all the color.

I. Heliotrope-‘Atlantis’-1 plant: A compact prolifically blooming heliotrope. The intense blue flowers smell like vanilla. 6-12” high. The leaves are a lovely dark green with a leathery quality.

J.Minifamous Calibrochoa-‘Dark Pink with eye’-1 plant: a bright rose pink flower with a red center on this trailer.

K. Alyssum-‘Purple Stream’-1 plant: A lovely, fragrant annual that blooms all summer long. Masses of dark lavender flowers will bubble over the side of the container. ‘Purple Stream’ is more compact then her sister ‘Snow Princess’ alyssum.

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