The Perennial Q & A section provides answers to common questions about perennials and their care. We encourage you to look in other areas of this website and at individual plant records in the Perennial Encyclopedia if you do not find the answer you are looking for here.
Category: Container Gardening
Top Notch Perennials to consider for container gardening
Which perennials are good to use in containers?
A number of perennials make excellent container plants. Perennials that have colorful and unique foliage are the best. Here are some suggestions:
For hot, dry sites such as decks, sunny porches, etc...
- Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
- Sedum (all types)
- Delosperma (Ice Plant)
- Stachys (Lamb's Ears)
For partial to full shade...
...and many, many more!
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