Container-Perfect Plants

Whether you're gardening in a small space like a balcony or windowsill, or you're looking to add color and texture to your patio, container gardening gives you a chance to grow flowers just about anywhere!

You can find a wonderful variety of Perennial Plants, Summer-Blooming Bulbs, and even Wildflowers that thrive in containers, creating a huge statement in any space, big or small.

Perfect Perennials for Containers

Perennials are the cornerstone of many gardens for their hardiness, gorgeous color and longevity. Many gardeners planting small-space gardens don’t realize that there is a multitude of perennial plants that thrive in containers, creating a gorgeous, multi-seasonal statement year after year.

  • Try the shade-loving, compact Astilbe Younique Pink. The vibrant plumes are shorter than other Astilbe, making this perfect for containers. 
  • The shorter Peony Top Splendid delights with full, gorgeous blooms that will fill your balcony or small-space garden with fabulous fragrance.
  • Violas are a popular container plant and our Viola Columbine does not disappoint, boasting a multitude of spectacular blue and white blooms. 
  • Gaillardia is a tough, dependable perennial that is compact, making most of our varieties perfect for containers.

To see our full selection of Perennials that thrive in containers, click here.


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Viola Columbine

Perfect Plant Collections for Containers

Not sure how to decide which plants will work together? Choose one of our container collections! They're carefully designed by our garden experts, who pair plants that grow together well and have similar needs for water, light, and soil. You'll easily find a container collection (or two) that you love.

To see our full selection of Container Collections, click here.

Remember, having a small garden does not mean you have limited options! Try compact or dwarf varieties of your favorite perennials and get creative with fun containers. Use your imagination to pair plants, or keep it simple with one of our collections. You'll have a thriving container garden in no time!

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Begonias on a windowsill

See All of our Container-Perfect Plants!

  1. Hosta Fire and Ice, Plantain Lily

    Fire and Ice is a variegated Hosta, with pure white leaves with dark green edging. This hosta produces long lasting lavender blooms and is perfect for shade gardens. Plant as a bord...

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    Fire and Ice Hosta Fire and Ice Plantain Lily Hosta Fire and Ice
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
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    Fire and Ice is a variegated Hosta, with pure white leaves with dark green edging. This hosta produces long lasting lavender blooms and is perfect for shade gardens. Plant as a border and or in containers for continuous color and texture. (Hosta)
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  2. Hosta Patriot, Hosta, Plantain Lily

    'Patriot' Hosta is a long-time favorite, noted for the dramatic color contrast it lends to the landscape. Deep green leaves are flanked by broad, white margins throughout the season ...

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    Patriot Hosta Plantain Lily Patriot Hosta Patriot
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    'Patriot' Hosta is a long-time favorite, noted for the dramatic color contrast it lends to the landscape. Deep green leaves are flanked by broad, white margins throughout the season and lavender flowers shoot up from tall scapes in late summer. Incredibly easy to care for, this is a tough, forgiving plant that really brightens the shade garden. (Hosta)
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  3. Hosta Variegated Mix, Plantain Lily

    The Variegated Hosta Mix combines color-coordinated shades of green, yellow and white, making an attractive, tapestry-like groundcover for shady areas. Known for their tough, easygoi...

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    Variegated Hosta Mix Variegated Plantain Lily Mix Hosta Variegated Mix
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
    Per Bag of 3
    The Variegated Hosta Mix combines color-coordinated shades of green, yellow and white, making an attractive, tapestry-like groundcover for shady areas. Known for their tough, easygoing ways, hostas are an ideal choice for poor soils and weather-prone areas and will spread and multiply if you let them. One of the most low-maintenance perennials you can choose! (Hosta)
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  4. Reblooming Daylily Stella D'Oro, Hemerocallis

    Early to bloom and easy to care for, 'Stella D'Oro' Reblooming Daylily is a compact plant and a great choice for edging the front of the garden. Rich, golden yellow blooms come in st...

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    Stella D'Oro Reblooming Daylily Reblooming Daylily Stella D'Oro Hemerocallis Stella D'Oro
    As low as $22.98 Sale $11.49
    Per Bag of 3
    Early to bloom and easy to care for, 'Stella D'Oro' Reblooming Daylily is a compact plant and a great choice for edging the front of the garden. Rich, golden yellow blooms come in strong in early to mid summer, and a reblooming habit brings them on again later in the season. Fragrant. (Hemerocallis)
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  5. Hosta Halcyon, Hosta, Plantain Lily

    A sturdy and compact hosta, 'Halcyon' has blue, heart-shaped leaves with heavy ribbing and towers of lavender flowers. A handsome choice for the shade garden, 'Halcyon' is an excepti...

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    Halcyon Hosta Plantain Lily Halcyon Hosta Halcyon
    As low as $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Bag of 1
    A sturdy and compact hosta, 'Halcyon' has blue, heart-shaped leaves with heavy ribbing and towers of lavender flowers. A handsome choice for the shade garden, 'Halcyon' is an exceptional way to add texture and dimension to plant groupings. A first-rate perfomer in containers. (Hosta)
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  6. Splendide Ballerina Apricot Cascading Begonia, Orange Apricot Tuberous Begonia, Tuberous Begonia hanging basket

    ‘Apricot’ Splendide Ballerina Begonia brings tropical flair to the garden with large, double blooms that cascade from containers all summer long. Layers of soft apricot, warm cor...

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    Splendide Ballerina Apricot Cascading Begonia Tuberous Begonia Begonia Splendide Ballerina Apricot
    $20.98 Sale $16.79
    Per Bag of 3
    ‘Apricot’ Splendide Ballerina Begonia brings tropical flair to the garden with large, double blooms that cascade from containers all summer long. Layers of soft apricot, warm coral pink, and lemon yellow petals brighten full to part-shade gardens and porches. Crisp green foliage fills out plantings. Hummingbirds adore these non-stop blooms from early summer to fall, and so will you! (Begonia x tuberhybrida)
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