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. 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 B...

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    Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
    As low as $11.99 Sale $8.99
    Per Plant - 3" 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)
  2. Pink Sedum Autumn Joy, Sedum, Stonecrop with visiting pollinator

    ‚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, sp...

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    Autumn Joy Sedum Stonecrop Autumn Joy Sedum spectabile Autumn Joy
    $9.32 Sale $8.39
    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)
  3. 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, &sbquo...

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    Purpleicious Veronica Speedwell Purpleicious PP#17639 Veronica Purpleicious PP#17639
    $10.65 Sale $9.05
    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)
  4. Ellagance Snow English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia Ellagance Snow

    A stunning variety, ‚Ellagance Snow‚ English Lavender has masses of beautiful white flower spikes above lovely grey-green foliage. Sweetly scented, it attracts bees and b...

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    Ellagance Snow English Lavender Ellagance Snow English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Ellagance Snow
    As low as $15.99 Sale $13.59
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    A stunning variety, 'Ellagance Snow' English Lavender has masses of beautiful white flower spikes above lovely grey-green foliage. Sweetly scented, it attracts bees and butterflies while discouraging deer and rabbits. This award-winning variety’s compact form and abundant flowers make it an ideal addition to a small space, rock garden, border, or container. (Lavandula angustifolia)
  5. 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, th...

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    Hidcote English Lavender English Lavender Hidcote Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote
    As low as $7.99 Sale $5.99
    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)
  6. 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 woodl...

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    Dwarf Crested Iris Dwarf Crested Iris Iris cristata
    $11.99 Sale $8.99
    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)
  7. 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 sh...

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    Red Fox Veronica Speedwell Red Fox Veronica spicata Red Fox
    $9.32 Sale $7.92
    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)
  8. Yarrow Moonshine, Achillea

    Moonshine is a golden yarrow that covers itself with flowers on a plant to 18 or 24 inches tall. Silvery foliage. (Achillea)...

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    Moonshine Yarrow Moonshine Yarrow Achillea x Moonshine
    $11.99 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Moonshine is a golden yarrow that covers itself with flowers on a plant to 18 or 24 inches tall. Silvery foliage. (Achillea)
  9. 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...

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    Frans Hals Daylily Daylily Frans Hals Hemerocallis Frans Hals
    $12.65 Sale $11.39
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    '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)
  10. 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-pu...

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    Purple D'Oro Reblooming Daylily Reblooming Daylily Purple D'Oro Hemerocallis Purple D'Oro
    $15.99 Sale $13.59
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    '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)
  11. 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 ...

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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)
  12. Sunsparkler® Wildfire Sedum

    Sunsparkler® ‚Wildfire‚ Sedum boasts dazzling red color with margins etched in a lighter pink. The color on this Stonecrop intensifies in bright sun and boasts good colo...

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    Sunsparkler® Wildfire Sedum Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop Sedum Sunsparkler® Wildfire
    $13.32 Sale $12.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Sunsparkler® 'Wildfire' Sedum boasts dazzling red color with margins etched in a lighter pink. The color on this Stonecrop intensifies in bright sun and boasts good color well into late fall. This hardy landscaping succulent has so many uses that the challenge will be settling on only a few! Plant in gritty, well-drained soil in containers, rock gardeners or garden beds. Pollinator favorite. Drought tolerant groundcover. (Sedum)
  13. Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection

    The Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection shines year-round with radiant red, gold and burnt-orange foliage. Summer brings spikes of dainty blooms above the mounding foliage, attractin...

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    Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection
    $46.65 Sale $34.99
    Per Collection of 3
    The Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection shines year-round with radiant red, gold and burnt-orange foliage. Summer brings spikes of dainty blooms above the mounding foliage, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to cool shady gardens. These water-wise beauties thrive from chilly northern gardens all the way to the Deep South. Evergreen color for containers and gardens.
  14. 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 perfec...

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    Visions Astilbe Visions Chinese Astilbe Astilbe chinensis Visions
    $13.32 Sale $9.99
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    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)
  15. Northern Exposure™ 'Amber' Coral Bells

    Northern Exposure™ ‚Amber‚ Coral Bells has incredibly colorful and vigorous foliage. This gorgeous Heuchera has a vigorous, mounded habit and large lobed leaves in seve...

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    Northern Exposure™ Amber Coral Bells Northern Exposure™ Amber Coral Bells Heuchera Northern Exposure™ Amber
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Northern Exposure™ 'Amber' Coral Bells has incredibly colorful and vigorous foliage. This gorgeous Heuchera has a vigorous, mounded habit and large lobed leaves in several shades of burnt-orange. Great for dappled to part-shade gardens, or sunny gardens with protection from afternoon sun. Tiny, yellow bell flowers are held above the foliage in spring. Rust resistant. (Heuchera)
  16. Heucherella Gold Zebra PP22,104, Foamy Bells Gold Zebra

    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interes...

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    Gold Zebra Heucherella Foamy Bells Heucherella Gold Zebra PP22,104
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interest. This Heucherella is easy to grow and low maintenance. Great for small spaces in shady gardens, or for added texture and interest in containers. Commonly known as Gold Zebra Foamy Bells, Heucherella is a hybrid between Coral Bells and Foam Flower. (Heucheralla)
  17. Luna White Hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos Luna White, flowers blooming

    ‚Luna™ White‚ Hardy Hibiscus brings a unique look to the garden with glowing white flowers sporting bright red centers. ‚Luna™ White‚ Hibiscus blooms abun...

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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' Hibiscus blooms abundantly from mid-summer to mid-fall, while dark green rounded foliage adds a lovely contrast to the garden. A great pick for containers and small spaces too, this plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  18. Mary Reed Reblooming Daylilies in bloom

    ‚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...

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    Mary Reed Daylily Daylily Mary Reed Hemerocallis Mary Reed
    $13.32 Sale $9.99
    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)
  19. 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 $11.39
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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)
  20. Cracked Ice' Heucherella

    Cracked Ice‚ Heucherella makes an incredible statement in containers and gardens. Deeply lobed leaves with dark veining have a silver-pink tint in spring and fall, changing to ...

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    Cracked Ice Heucherella Cracked Ice Foamy Bells Heucherella Cracked Ice
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
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    Cracked Ice' Heucherella makes an incredible statement in containers and gardens. Deeply lobed leaves with dark veining have a silver-pink tint in spring and fall, changing to silver-green in summer. Heucherella, also called Foamy Bells, are easy-to-grow perennials that thrive in part-shade to full-shade and rich, well-drained soil. Spikes of delicate white flowers are held above the foliage in early summer. (Heucherella)
  21. 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 ...

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    Midnight Rose Coral Bells Midnight Rose Coral Bells Heuchera Midnight Rose
    $15.99 Sale $11.99
    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)
  22. 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 $9.49
    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)
  23. 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)
  24. 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...

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    Stella D'Oro Reblooming Daylily Reblooming Daylily Stella D'Oro Hemerocallis Stella D'Oro
    As low as $13.32 Sale $9.99
    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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