What are successful flowers to plant in your pots for the winter? I would have to consider myself a flower snob- when I lived up North I only planted unusual flowers, never giving way to the common. Well, Florida is a whole different story. The climate is so severe and pots take such a beating with the heavy rain, high humidity, bugs, etc. Therefore the flowers that I love are the ones I can keep alive. The Begonia Family is so reliable. From wax begonias to Angel Wing begonia- they are hardy and bloom all throughout the winter. Impatiens also do nicely as well as geraniums, snapdragons, blue salvia, pansies and violas. The plants all thrive with the cool weather and it is not necessary to water them as heavily. Stay tuned and I will give you some important information on how to plant your pots for great success- what kind of soil, fertilizer and pots.