19 Plant Picks for Container Gardening

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19 Plant Picks for Container Gardening

Mother Nature has dished out a lot of back & forth with the actual arrival of Spring weather in many parts of the country, so it feels good to be thinking about planting flowers! We’re not experts on gardening, so we’ve dug around and found top lists for great plants to add to a planter box recommended by true plant lovers.

What you’ll find here are time-tested annuals that you can plant in your containers or planter boxes to add some color to your backyard patio, your front porch, or underneath your pergola on your pool deck that’ll make you smile when you look out your window each morning. I have to admit, it was hard to narrow this list to 15 (which is why it’s a list of 19 instead), and it was also hard to stop flipping through and enjoying all the brightly colored blooms that are out there and ready to plant! Are any of these your favorites too? If there are too many to choose from, add a couple extra planter boxes to your patio so you can plant more flowers!

  • Ageratum (aka floss flower)
  • Bacopa
  • Begonia (tuberous begonias)
  • Calibrachoa (aka callies, trailing petunia or million-bells)
  • Celosia
  • Coleus
  • Creeping phlox
  • Evergold sedge
  • Geraniums
  • Heliotrope
  • Impatiens (New Guinea impatiens and SunPatiens)
  • Marigolds
  • Nemesia
  • Petunia
  • Salvia (aka scarlet sage)
  • Wax begonias (semperflorens begonias)
  • Wooly thyme
  • Yellow moon wishbone flower
  • Zinnia

Hope you enjoy adding some colorful plants to your planter box and other containers this Spring and Summer!

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