Small Space Gardening

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. Dragon's Blood Sedum

    Create a charismatic carpet of changing colors with 'Dragon's Blood' Sedum. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall, the succulent green leaves are edged in dark cranberry and covered with v...

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    Dragon's Blood Sedum Stonecrop Dragon's Blood Sedum spurium Dragon's Blood
    As low as $10.65 Sale $10.12
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Create a charismatic carpet of changing colors with 'Dragon's Blood' Sedum. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall, the succulent green leaves are edged in dark cranberry and covered with vivid red, starry flowers in late summer. Foliage turns crimson with the arrival of cool weather. 'Dragon's Blood' makes an excellent groundcover owing to its spreading habit and tolerance of dry soils. (Sedum spurium)
  2. 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
    $11.99 Sale $9.95
    Per Bag of 3
    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 part shade to full 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)
  3. 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 $11.99 Sale $10.79
    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)
  4. 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
    $9.99 Sale $8.99
    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)
  5. Stonecrop Autumn Joy, Sedum spectabile Autumn Joy growing in employees garden

    '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
    $8.65 Sale $7.79
    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)
  6.  Daylily Crimson Pirate, Hemerocallis

    'Crimson Pirate' Daylily blooms in clear red with golden yellow accents and a sunny yellow throat. Narrow, elongated petals give this easy-care plant a refined look, especially when ...

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    Crimson Pirate Daylily Daylily Crimson Pirate Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Bag of 3
    'Crimson Pirate' Daylily blooms in clear red with golden yellow accents and a sunny yellow throat. Narrow, elongated petals give this easy-care plant a refined look, especially when planted in large groups, surrounded by masses of their own strappy foliage. Ultra-hardy and ready to multiply if allowed, fragrant daylilies are tolerant, forgiving plants. (Hemerocallis)
  7. Red Reblooming Daylily Pardon Me, Hemerocallis

    These fragrant daylillies form dense clumps with vibrant flowers of red with yellow centers. A repeat bloomer for lasting summer color. Great for the front of the border and in conta...

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    Pardon Me Reblooming Daylily Reblooming Daylily Pardon Me Hemerocallis Pardon Me
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Bag of 3
    These fragrant daylillies form dense clumps with vibrant flowers of red with yellow centers. A repeat bloomer for lasting summer color. Great for the front of the border and in containers, it blooms in spring and fall. (Hemerocallis)
  8. Red and Yellow Daylily Frans Hals, Hemerocallis, Close Up

    'Frans Hals' Daylily adds a riot of color to the landscape in spring, reblooming again in fall. Boasting big, bi-colored flowers that alternate rusty crimson inner petals and yellow ...

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    Frans Hals Daylily Daylily Frans Hals Hemerocallis Frans Hals
    $12.65 Sale $9.49
    Per Bag of 3
    'Frans Hals' Daylily adds a riot of color to the landscape in spring, reblooming again in fall. Boasting big, bi-colored flowers that alternate rusty crimson inner petals and yellow throats, with sunny yellow outer petals, 'Frans Hals' is content with a wide variety of conditions. A spectacular sight when planted in a large group or drift. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. (Hemerocallis)
  9. Purple Re-Blooming Daylily Purple D'Oro, close up of purple petals

    'Purple D'Oro' Reblooming Daylily is a standout variety bred from its namesake, the ever-popular and bloom-packed 'Stella D'Oro'. With lavender-purple flowers that delight throughout...

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    Purple D'Oro Reblooming Daylily Reblooming Daylily Purple D'Oro Hemerocallis Purple D'Oro
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Bag of 3
    'Purple D'Oro' Reblooming Daylily is a standout variety bred from its namesake, the ever-popular and bloom-packed 'Stella D'Oro'. With lavender-purple flowers that delight throughout the summer and finish the season strong with a second wave of blooms come fall, 'Purple D'Oro' is an easy care plant that asks little of the gardener. (Hemerocallis)
  10. Coral Bells Palace Purple, Heuchera

    The brilliant hue of Palace Purple is a now famous Heuchera, this variety of Coral Bells provides both beautiful foliage and flowers. To 18" tall. Perennial Plant Association Plant ...

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    Palace Purple Coral Bells Palace Purple Coral Bells Heuchera micrantha Palace Purple
    $13.32 Sale $12.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The brilliant hue of Palace Purple is a now famous Heuchera, this variety of Coral Bells provides both beautiful foliage and flowers. To 18" tall. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 1991. (Heuchera micrantha)
  11. Purple Veronica First Glory, Veronica longifolia, Speedwell

    'First Glory' Veronica is a deep-blue spiked flower that adds intriguing texture and color to the early summer garden. Tight, bright-green growing tips contrast beautifully against t...

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    First Glory Veronica Speedwell First Glory PP#23294 Veronica longifolia First Glory PP#23294
    $10.65 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'First Glory' Veronica is a deep-blue spiked flower that adds intriguing texture and color to the early summer garden. Tight, bright-green growing tips contrast beautifully against the developing ultramarine flowers - a real head-turner! Becoming only 12-18" tall, 'First Glory' has a compact growth habit and makes a perfect addition to borders and small-space gardens. PPAF (Veronica)
  12. Pink Astilbe chinensis Visions, Astilbe chinensis, Chinese Astilbe, Close Up

    More drought-tolerant than other Astilbes, 'Visions' performs superbly in dry spots. Low-growing, fern-like foliage is topped by deep, magenta-pink plumes and is a perfect addtion to...

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    Visions Astilbe Chinese Astilbe Visions Astilbe chinensis Visions
    $13.32 Sale $11.32
    Per Bag of 3
    More drought-tolerant than other Astilbes, 'Visions' performs superbly in dry spots. Low-growing, fern-like foliage is topped by deep, magenta-pink plumes and is a perfect addtion to shade and part-shade spots. While this beauty can turns heads by looks alone, you'll likely find yourself drawn to its ability to thrive in the mid-summer garden. (Astilbe chinensis)
  13. Luna White Hibiscus with large round white flowers and bright red centers (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna White)

    Luna White Hardy Hibiscus brings a unique look to the garden with glowing white flowers sporting bright red centers. Luna White blooms abundantly from mid-summer to mid-fall, while d...

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    Luna White Hibiscus Luna White Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos Luna White
    As low as $11.99 Sale $11.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Luna White Hardy Hibiscus brings a unique look to the garden with glowing white flowers sporting bright red centers. Luna White blooms abundantly from mid-summer to mid-fall, while dark green rounded foliage adds a lovely contrast. A great pick for containers and small spaces too, this plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  14. Purple-pink Sedum Neon, Sedum spectabile, Stonecrop

    Stonecrop Neon is a newer hybrid Sedum that covers itself with bright purplish-pink flowers on plants about 18 inches tall. (Sedum spectabile)...

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    Neon Sedum Neon Stonecrop Sedum spectabile Neon
    $8.65 Sale $7.79
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Stonecrop Neon is a newer hybrid Sedum that covers itself with bright purplish-pink flowers on plants about 18 inches tall. (Sedum spectabile)
  15. Blue Aster Wood's Blue, Aster dumosus

    Excellent low growing Dwarf Aster Wood's Blue is one of the big favorites among the short asters. Wonderful for edging or the front of the border with fine textured foliage to contra...

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    Wood's Blue Aster New York Aster Wood's Blue Aster novi-belgii Wood's Blue
    $14.65 Sale $10.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Excellent low growing Dwarf Aster Wood's Blue is one of the big favorites among the short asters. Wonderful for edging or the front of the border with fine textured foliage to contrast with the dense flowers. (Aster)
  16. Daylily Mary Reed, Hemerocallis

    'Mary Reed' Daylily is a raspberry-colored beauty that boasts a striking green throat and stays open into the evening hours, unlike most daylilies. Extremely easy to grow and spreadi...

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    Mary Reed Daylily Daylily Mary Reed Hemerocallis Mary Reed
    $13.32 Sale $10.66
    Per Bag of 3
    'Mary Reed' Daylily is a raspberry-colored beauty that boasts a striking green throat and stays open into the evening hours, unlike most daylilies. Extremely easy to grow and spreading each year, 'Mary Reed' is a fine addition to any perennial garden and a great choice for naturalizing ditches and banks. Tolerant of poor soils and attractive to butterflies. (Hemerocallis)
  17. Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia

    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall ste...

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    Shooting Star Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
    $11.99 Sale $10.79
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    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall stems and vary in shades of white (most common) and pink (less common). Two colorful bands of deep purple and golden yellow circle the base of each flower. A simply exceptional addtion to shady spots. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)
  18. Midnight Rose Coral Bells

    Midnight Rose' Coral Bells is characterized by its contrast, color and vigor. The rich, plum-black foliage of this lovely Heuchera is spotted with deep pink tones that fade to ivory ...

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    Midnight Rose Coral Bells Midnight Rose Coral Bells Heuchera Midnight Rose
    $15.99 Sale $15.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Midnight Rose' Coral Bells is characterized by its contrast, color and vigor. The rich, plum-black foliage of this lovely Heuchera is spotted with deep pink tones that fade to ivory cream as the season progresses. Tiny salmon-colored flowers are held above the foliage in late spring. Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' is a terrific choice for part-shade gardens, but it also does well in sunny positions. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in part shade to sun. Great for containers. (Heuchera)
  19. Asiatic Lily Mix in full blooms of yellow, white, pink and red

    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 Mix Lilium Mix
    $12.65 Sale $11.39
    Per Bag of 5
    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)
  20. White Swan Echinacea blooming in the garden

    Coneflower White Swan is the white version of Purple Coneflower. Together, the two make a great show. (Echinacea purpurea)...

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    White Swan Echinacea Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    $8.65 Sale $7.35
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Coneflower White Swan is the white version of Purple Coneflower. Together, the two make a great show. (Echinacea purpurea)
  21. 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 $12.65 Sale $10.75
    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)
  22. Viola Sweet White Violet, Viola blanda, © Arthur Haines New England Wild Flower Society

    Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form large carpets on the forest floor, with white flowers o...

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    Sweet White Violet Violet Sweet White Viola blanda Sweet White
    $11.99 Sale $11.39
    Per Bag of 3
    Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form large carpets on the forest floor, with white flowers on single stalks emerging in spring. Deep green heart-shaped leaves persist throughout the summer. It’s worth finding a spot for these easy-care, fragrant flowers in the shade garden. (Viola blanda)
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