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Best perennial plants for pots: 15 beautiful varieties for stunning container displays

Ideal Home Logo By Camilla Phelps of Ideal Home | Slide 1 of 17:            The best perennial plants for pots are ones that offer a long season of interest and are winter hardy, so you can rely on them to return again the following summer. Perennials work really well for informal displays that have a more natural feel and fit in with wildlife-friendly planting styles.                                        Container gardening has no limits when it comes to mixing up your planting styles and using perennial plants means you can enjoy a display from one summer to the next – and save on buying new bedding plants.                                        Many perennials can be easily propagated too, making it easy to refresh your pots next summer or you can expand your display with your plants for free, by repeating your most successful planting combinations.                                         Repetition of plants and color in pots of different sizes is a key design trick to give your container gardening ideas a consistent look and a feeling of floral abundance through the season. Taking cuttings of your favorite perennials also works as insurance against any possible winter losses.                                        When it comes to container growing, it’s easy to be seduced by the flower power of colorful annual flowers and plants. But opting for the best perennial plants for pots will give you plenty of color and lots of interest through the summer.                                         And if you don’t have to refresh your garden planters every spring, it will save you time and money.

Choose the right perennial plants for pots and you can enjoy eye-catching combinations of color, texture and scent throughout summer and beyond

The best perennial plants for pots are ones that offer a long season of interest and are winter hardy, so you can rely on them to return again the following summer. Perennials work really well for informal displays that have a more natural feel and fit in with wildlife-friendly planting styles.

Container gardening has no limits when it comes to mixing up your planting styles and using perennial plants means you can enjoy a display from one summer to the next – and save on buying new bedding plants.

Many perennials can be easily propagated too, making it easy to refresh your pots next summer or you can expand your display with your plants for free, by repeating your most successful planting combinations. 

Repetition of plants and color in pots of different sizes is a key design trick to give your container gardening ideas a consistent look and a feeling of floral abundance through the season. Taking cuttings of your favorite perennials also works as insurance against any possible winter losses.

When it comes to container growing, it’s easy to be seduced by the flower power of colorful annual flowers and plants. But opting for the best perennial plants for pots will give you plenty of color and lots of interest through the summer. 

And if you don’t have to refresh your garden planters every spring, it will save you time and money.

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