Easy and Beautiful Perennials for Your Container Garden

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Container gardens can be a fun and beautiful addition to any home.  Whether you want to spruce up a porch, add layers to your garden, or you just have a container you absolutely love, growing a container garden can be a fun and easy gardening project.

In honor of Perennial Gardening Month, we want to highlight some excellent perennials that thrive well in containers.  As with a regular garden plan, you need to look at the amount of light your containers will receive and choose plants that thrive in that light level.

Perennials that grow best with at least six hours of direct sunlight:

  • Blanketflowers: These plants can withstand some pretty tough conditions, and they produce cheerfully colorful flowers similar to daisies in reds, oranges, yellows, and burgundies.
  • Penstemon: These scrub-like plants reach 2 to 5 feet in height and feature tubular flowers in red, pink, purple, white, and coral.
  • Daylilies: These gorgeous flowers come in a wide variety of colors, sometimes with more than one color on a single flower.  They do need to be kept regularly watered when blooming.

Perennials to use in shady spots:

  • Foxglove: For containers, you can choose between the foxy, excelsior, and gloxiniflora varieties, which only reach 2 to 3 feet.
  • Hellebore: These plants are ideal for bordering windows and walkways with their attractive spring flowers that begin to bloom early in the season.
  • Hosta: Appreciate these plants’ huge oval or heart-shaped leaves that come in a range of tones from deep green to chartreuse.

If you want to find some fun containers and creative ideas for your container garden, come visit us at Marvin Gardens.  We’d love to see you!