10 Patio Plants That Thrive in Pots and Containers

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Tall Verbena

Enhance container gardens with tall verbena. Its long stems and purple blooms add a wispy feel. Blooms from summer to fall, attracting pollinators.

Giant Hyssop

Giant hyssop offers diverse bloom colors and structures, perfect for container displays. Its abundant flowers fit beautifully in any arrangement.

Coral Bells

Coral bells thrive in any light condition. With various leaf shapes and colors, they add visual interest. Their flowers attract pollinators and can be used in arrangements.

Intenz Celosia

Intenz celosia is a compact, easy-care plant with striking purple flowers. Its upright growth adds a vibrant pop of color to container gardens.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush adds structure and beauty to containers. The 'Hot Raspberry' variety is especially eye-catching with bold pink flowers and gray-green foliage.

Silver Falls Dichondra

Silver Falls dichondra is a low-maintenance ground cover with a cascading habit. It provides a silvery contrast, perfect for hanging baskets and containers.

Magic Purple Aster

Magic Purple aster blooms abundantly with deep lavender flowers and yellow centers. Its compact growth makes it ideal for fall containers.

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny features bright golden leaves and yellow flowers. It blooms all summer and is easy to care for, making it virtually indestructible.

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Dwarf Hinoki cypress is perfect for winter containers. It has fan-shaped leaves in varying green shades and provides structure while staying compact.


Coleus boasts stunning foliage that stands out in containers. The Burgundy Wedding Train variety has brick red leaves with lime green edges, adding vibrant color year-round.