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 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
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    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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  2. Hosta Fire Island, Hosta, Plantain Lily

    A unique Hosta for your shade garden, 'Fire Island' is unmatched with bright-yellow leaves on reddish-purple stems. Leaves evolve to light green as the season progresses and are join...

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    Fire Island Hosta Fire Island Plantain Lily Hosta Fire Island
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Bag of 1
    A unique Hosta for your shade garden, 'Fire Island' is unmatched with bright-yellow leaves on reddish-purple stems. Leaves evolve to light green as the season progresses and are joined by spikes of lavender flowers in mid summer. A perfect choice for container plantings and the front of the perennial border. (Hosta)
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  3. Hosta Halcyon, Plantain Lily Halcyon, with flowers beginning to bloom growing in garden with a mix of other varieties

    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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