Need ideas for hardy plants in half barrels, full sun
Hello container gardeners,
I have two half barrel planters, currently one is planted with a grevillea lavendulacea penola, the other with a dwarf meyer lemon. Neither is doing too well, likely because of soil issues. I have changed the soil to come close to the 5-1-1 soil recommended on this forum, but just to be on the safe side, I am wondering if folks can give me recommendations on what plants are just pretty tolerant and hardy, and generally tend to do well in large containers like this. The barrels are on a patio that gets full sun. I'm in USDA zone 9 and Sunset zone 15, so there is occasional frost in winter but never for long or extremely cold. It would be nice to get something that can tolerate occasional drought and grows pretty tall, ideally blooming.