Small Space Gardening

Small Space Gardening

Pretty flowering plants, perfect for small spaces

Having a small footprint doesn't limit your ability to make a big statement with plants! Whether you need to beautify a side bed, patio border, city courtyard, or other small-space garden, there are plenty of options for bringing color and mood to your yard. We've gathered out favorite options for compact plants that play nice in small spaces below - if you're looking to enhance your cozy garden with container plantings, be sure to view our favorites here.

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  1. Yarrow Little Moonshine PPAF, Achillea Little Moonshine

    'Little Moonshine' Yarrow is a bright burst of canary-yellow flowers that will bring cheer to your sunny garden. Little Moonshine is a petite beauty that is perfect for small garden...

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    Little Moonshine Yarrow Little Moonshine Yarrow (Patent Pending) Achillea Little Moonshine (Patent Pending)
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Little Moonshine' Yarrow is a bright burst of canary-yellow flowers that will bring cheer to your sunny garden. Little Moonshine is a petite beauty that is perfect for small garden spaces and containers. Expect to enjoy these clusters of yellow blooms from spring until fall making this compact perennial a top performer. (Achillea)
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  2. Hidcote English Lavender

    'Hidcote' is a compact English Lavender that grows only 18-24 inches tall, with highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets, this lavender ...

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    Hidcote English Lavender English Lavender Hidcote Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote
    As low as $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Hidcote' is a compact English Lavender that grows only 18-24 inches tall, with highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets, this lavender attracts bees and butterflies but repels deer and rabbits. Perfect for hot, dry sites and drought tolerant once established. Great choice for container plantings. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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  3. Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris

    A native star of the spring season, Dwarf Crested Iris delights gardeners with vigorous lilac blooms on low growing, deer-resistant foliage. It’s perfect for both rock or woodland ...

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    Dwarf Crested Iris Dwarf Crested Iris Iris cristata
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    A native star of the spring season, Dwarf Crested Iris delights gardeners with vigorous lilac blooms on low growing, deer-resistant foliage. It’s perfect for both rock or woodland gardens, as it can be grown in sun or shade and spreads over time. In classic beds or borders, this sweet little iris should be placed front and center for prime viewing. (Iris cristata)
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  4. Bamly Purple Bee Balm, Monarda Balmy Purple, Photo courtesy of Walter's Garden

    The vivid magenta blooms of 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm will be abuzz with activity as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds gather to sip abundant nectar. Attractive disease-resistan...

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    Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm PP#25561 Monarda Balmy™ Purple PP#25561
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The vivid magenta blooms of 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm will be abuzz with activity as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds gather to sip abundant nectar. Attractive disease-resistant foliage and compact size make 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm an ideal front-of-the border accent and stunning container plant. Fragrant flowers and foliage readily naturalize to form a beautiful swath of color. (Monarda)
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  5. Creeping Thyme, Thymus praecox Coccineus with Lavender

    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)...

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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox
    As low as $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)
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  6. Asiatic Lily Bulbs Mix, Lilium

    Plant the Asiatic Lily Bulbs Mix for a gorgeous rainbow of colorful blooms in early summer. Asiatic Lilies are extremely easy to grow and beloved in bouquets. A great choice for smal...

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    Asiatic Lily Mix Asiatic Lily Bulbs Mix Lilium asiaticum Mix
    $12.98 Sale $6.49
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    Plant the Asiatic Lily Bulbs Mix for a gorgeous rainbow of colorful blooms in early summer. Asiatic Lilies are extremely easy to grow and beloved in bouquets. A great choice for small, narrow spaces, these lilies take up very little room at ground level. Perfect for tucking in between perennials that are still filling out, use them to add extra color wherever it's needed. (Lilium)
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  7. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass, Festuca glauca

    'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, r...

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    Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
    As low as $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, rock gardens, or as groundcover to create year-round visual interest in the garden. In late spring and early summer, blonde seed heads appear on tall stems. Compact forms are great for small gardens and containers, and wont overtake its companions in the garden. (Festuca glauca)
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  8. Purple Lavender Superblue, Lavandula angustifolia

    SuperBlue' is a compact and fragrant Lavender plant that tops out at 12", making it a perfect choice for edging walkways and setting into patio containers. This English Lavender...

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    SuperBlue English Lavender English Lavender SuperBlue PP#24929 Lavandula angustifolia SuperBlue PP#24929
    As low as $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    SuperBlue' is a compact and fragrant Lavender plant that tops out at 12", making it a perfect choice for edging walkways and setting into patio containers. This English Lavender is fairly tough, withstanding drought and overwintering reliably in all but the coldest zones. Rich and saturated, 'SuperBlue' produces blooms that are tighter together, delivering more color and fewer airy gaps. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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  9. Purpleicious Veronica, Speedwell

    Purpleicious' Vernonica (also called Speedwell) brings intense violet color to the summer garden on fragrant, tapered spikes. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Purpleiciou...

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    Purpleicious Veronica Speedwell Purpleicious PP#17639 Veronica Purpleicious PP#17639
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Purpleicious' Vernonica (also called Speedwell) brings intense violet color to the summer garden on fragrant, tapered spikes. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Purpleicious' is overlooked by both deer and rabbits. Growing to only about 20” tall atop clumps of 6-8" mounded, green foliage, plant this one in a container or border garden for a gorgeous, fragrant statement. PP#17639 (Veronica)
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  10. Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily

    Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily has spectacular blooms that are layered with rich color beginning yellow and green at the center and surrounded by intense red stars outlined in pure...

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    Beverley's Dream Oriental Lily Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily Lilium hybrid
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily has spectacular blooms that are layered with rich color beginning yellow and green at the center and surrounded by intense red stars outlined in pure white. The immense blooms are richly fragrant and adored by butterflies. Deep green foliage adds bold texture to the garden. Makes a stunning, long-lasting cut flower. (Lilium hybrid O.T.)
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  11. Pink Sedum Autumn Joy, Sedum, Stonecrop

    'Autumn Joy' Sedum produces delicate bright-pink flowers on large heads that age into a beautiful copper color as fall approaches. 'Autumn Joy' is a stout, spreading plant with succu...

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    Autumn Joy Sedum Stonecrop Autumn Joy Sedum spectabile Autumn Joy
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Autumn Joy' Sedum produces delicate bright-pink flowers on large heads that age into a beautiful copper color as fall approaches. 'Autumn Joy' is a stout, spreading plant with succulent foliage that pairs well with ornamental grasses and against the deep-green leaves of summer perennials. Easy to care for, very adaptable, and a popular stand-in for shrubs, this sedum lasts and lasts when other plants begin to wane. (Stonecrop)
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  12. Purple Lavender Anouk, Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender

    'Anouk' Lavender has dark purple flowerheads topped with delicate mauve-lilac flags. Sweetly fragrant, it’s perfect for containers or perennial beds where it makes a magnificent fo...

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    Anouk Spanish Lavender Anouk Spanish Lavender P#16685 Lavandula stoechas Anouk PP#16685
    As low as $15.98 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Anouk' Lavender has dark purple flowerheads topped with delicate mauve-lilac flags. Sweetly fragrant, it’s perfect for containers or perennial beds where it makes a magnificent focal point. Pollinator friendly - deer and rabbits avoid it. Easily grown and long flowering, use ‘Anouk’ to perk up your summer garden. (Lavandula stoechas)
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  13. Orange and Yellow Oriental Asiatic Lily Kaveri, Lilium, Oriental Asiatic Lily

    'Kaveri' Lily's warm orange, golden yellow and red tones are a vibrant and bright addition to any sun loving garden. A cross between Asiatic and Oriental lilies, 'Kaveri' blooms on t...

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    Kaveri® Oriental Asiatic Lily Bulbs Kaveri® Oriental Asiatic Lily Lilium asiaticum Kaveri®
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
    Per Bag of 3
    'Kaveri' Lily's warm orange, golden yellow and red tones are a vibrant and bright addition to any sun loving garden. A cross between Asiatic and Oriental lilies, 'Kaveri' blooms on the early side and holds strong later than expected. Its beautiful, light fragrance makes it a great cut flower for bouquets and its thick, tall stems can carry up to 6 blooms per bulb, creating an impressive show! (Lilium)
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  14. Arctic Fire Dianthus, Dianthus deltoide, Garden Pinks

    Arctic Fire Dianthus blossoms shine with brilliant ruby-red eyes glowing against dazzling white petals. Commonly known as Garden Pinks, plants explode with a profusion of flowers in ...

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    Arctic Fire Dianthus Arctic Fire Dianthus Dianthus deltoide
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
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    Arctic Fire Dianthus blossoms shine with brilliant ruby-red eyes glowing against dazzling white petals. Commonly known as Garden Pinks, plants explode with a profusion of flowers in late spring and early summer, carpeting the ground and drawing butterflies to the garden. Dense mats of evergreen foliage provide lush groundcover along walkways and garden borders. Deer resistant. (Dianthus deltoides)
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  15. Primrose Blue Zebra, Primula acaulis Blue Zebra close-up

    Primrose Blue Zebra has unusual blue and white striped petals with a bright yellow center that are sure to catch your eye. Blue Zebra lives up to it's name and makes an incredible w...

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    Blue Zebra® Primrose Blue Zebra® Primrose Primula acaulis Blue Zebra®
    $12.98 Sale $6.49
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    Primrose Blue Zebra has unusual blue and white striped petals with a bright yellow center that are sure to catch your eye. Blue Zebra lives up to it's name and makes an incredible woodland boarder, or line a path that wanders through the woods. Flowers will bloom in late spring and summer. (Primula acaulis)
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  16. Pink Asiatic Lily Bulbs Purple Eye, Lilium, Asiatic Lily

    The dramatic 'Purple Eye' Asiatic Lily has purple-maroon petals that surround a near-black eye. Each plant produces up to 12 flowers, offering plenty for freshly-cut summer bouquets!...

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    Purple Eye Asiatic Lily Bulbs Asiatic Lily Purple Eye Lilium asiaticum Purple Eye
    $14.98 Sale $7.49
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    The dramatic 'Purple Eye' Asiatic Lily has purple-maroon petals that surround a near-black eye. Each plant produces up to 12 flowers, offering plenty for freshly-cut summer bouquets! Like all Asiatic Lilies, 'Purple Eye' is easy to grow, an early bloomer and has star-shaped blooms that face upwards towards the sun. This variety also attracts butterflies to the early summer garden. (Lilium)
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  17. White Flame Dwarf Garden Phlox in container garden, Phlox paniculata White Flame

    White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox offers all of the flower power of its bigger cousins, but in a compact, manageable size. In mid-to-late summer, pure white panicles of star-shaped bl...

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    White Flame® Phlox White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox PP#16,259 Phlox paniculata White Flame®
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    White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox offers all of the flower power of its bigger cousins, but in a compact, manageable size. In mid-to-late summer, pure white panicles of star-shaped blossoms top the strong 12-18” stems, attracting butterflies, bees, and moths. The deep green lanceolate foliage of White Flame® provides a backdrop for this native stunner, and shows strong mildew resistance. Pure white flowers on tall stems make beautiful cut flowers, and deadheading will encourage more blooming. An excellent option for small gardens and tight spaces, or anywhere you’d like to add a bright spot in a sunny garden! (Phlox paniculata)
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  18. Scabiosa Flutter Rose Pink PPAF, Scabiosa columbaria

    'Flutter Rose Pink' Scabiosa produces delightful and unique pink flowers on compact, container-friendly plants. A non-stop bloomer from spring through late summer, this perennial oft...

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    Flutter Rose Pink Scabiosa Flutter Pink Rose Pincushion Flower (Patent Pending) Scabiosa columbaria Flutter Pink Rose (Patent Pending)
    $10.98 Sale $5.49
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    'Flutter Rose Pink' Scabiosa produces delightful and unique pink flowers on compact, container-friendly plants. A non-stop bloomer from spring through late summer, this perennial often shares its pincushion-like flowers all the way until frost. Very attractive to pollinators. (Scabiosa columbaria)
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  19. Red Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty, Lilium, Tiger Lily

    'Black Beauty' Lily is hardy, easy to grow and produces a stunning show, with 15 to 40 flowers per stem. Its striking blooms range from red to burgundy and are contrasted by an eye-c...

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    Black Beauty Lily Bulbs Black Beauty Lily Lilium lancifolium Black Beauty
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    'Black Beauty' Lily is hardy, easy to grow and produces a stunning show, with 15 to 40 flowers per stem. Its striking blooms range from red to burgundy and are contrasted by an eye-catching lime-green center star. Tolerates part shade and attracts butterflies. (Lilium)
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  20. Red Fox Veronica, Speedwell

    'Red Fox’ Veronica's fuchsia-red spikes are offset by its bright green foliage, creating a vibrant statement in the late season garden. The tall, arching flowers shoot upwards from...

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    Red Fox Veronica Speedwell Red Fox Veronica spicata Red Fox
    $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Red Fox’ Veronica's fuchsia-red spikes are offset by its bright green foliage, creating a vibrant statement in the late season garden. The tall, arching flowers shoot upwards from dense mounds of foliage, attracting butterflies and hummngbirds to their long-lasting blooms. Gorgeous in perennial borders and when cut for bouquets. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Veronica spicata)
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  21. Red Columbine Little Lanterns, Aquilegia canadensis, Wild Red Columbine or Eastern Red Columbine

    Little Lanterns' Columbine is a famous native wildflower, growing along woodland edges from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Brilliantly colorful with nodding, trumpet-shaped crimson an...

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    Little Lanterns Columbine Wild Red Columbine, Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    Little Lanterns' Columbine is a famous native wildflower, growing along woodland edges from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Brilliantly colorful with nodding, trumpet-shaped crimson and yellow flowers, this short and showy variety is a favorite of hummingbirds. 'Little Lanterns' shares its blooms from early spring to mid summer. (Aquilegia canadensis)
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  22. Primrose Hethor Giant Mixture, Primula acaulis Hethor Giant Mixture

    Primrose Hethor Giant Mixture has striking colors of red, orange, yellow blue and white that blend together creating a blanket of color in the early spring to fall. Hethor Giant w...

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    Hethor Giant Primrose Mix Hethor Giant Primrose Mix Primula acaulis Hethor Giant
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Primrose Hethor Giant Mixture has striking colors of red, orange, yellow blue and white that blend together creating a blanket of color in the early spring to fall. Hethor Giant would be perfect for the edge of a woodland garden or in a container on a shady patio. (Primula acaulis)
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  23. Pink Tiger Lily Bulbs Pink, Lilium, Tiger Lily

    The Pink Tiger Lily is a luscious pink form of the Orange Tiger Lily, with the same beautiful, black spotted petals and downward-facing blooms. It's as hardy, easy to grow and striki...

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    Pink Tiger Lily Bulbs Tiger Lily Pink Lilium lancifolium Pink
    $16.98 Sale $8.49
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    The Pink Tiger Lily is a luscious pink form of the Orange Tiger Lily, with the same beautiful, black spotted petals and downward-facing blooms. It's as hardy, easy to grow and striking in presentation as the original. At 3 to 4 ft tall, these perennial flowers will naturalize if given the room. Tolerates part shade. (Lilium)
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