Eye-catching Flowers for a Potted Garden Design

Create a display that really stands out

One of the most magical things about a garden is the versality, as anyone can tailor their space to become perfect for their own wants and needs.

Whether creating a large green space with acres of lawns, or putting together a more intimate and manageable garden, there is so much you can do.

For those with slightly less space on their hands or are simply looking to craft a lower-maintenance garden, then a potted design could be the way forward for you.

By lifting your floral display from beds and replacing them with numerous pots, you will be able to easily shake up the design and layout of your space by either moving the pots, or planting a different variety than what was present before.

If you are looking for inspiration for your new potted garden, then we have a catalogue of choice for you.

African Daisy Osteospermum ‘Purple Sun’

Get all of your guests talking about this African Daisy, which features fiery colours that truly pop when placed in neutrally-coloured pots and planters.

Featuring a gorgeous combination of apricot and lilac, this flower mirrors the glowing embers of flames to stand out whether planted individually or amongst other varieties.

From spring through to autumn, the uniform and compact African Daisy Osteospermum ‘Purple Sun’ is ideal thanks to their abundant heads of bloom which attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Patio Sunflower ‘Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl’

If you are going for a particularly iconic floral look in your potted display, then look no further than this incredible branching sunflower.

This can be an ideal centrepiece in your display, featuring a branching and ever-blooming annual sunflower, with golden-yellow flowers sitting above richly coloured foliage.

An added benefit is that this variety will behave itself and not seed everywhere, ensuring it is a favourite amongst lower maintenance gardeners.

Power Daisy Collection

You will not get a better mix for introducing some sun-shade cheer to your garden than this delightful Power Daisy Collection.

Eye-popping and fruity yellow and orange colours burst from glossy foliage, smothering the whole display in double-daisy blooms.

Bred from old fashioned pot marigolds, once this collection is planted, you will be blown away by the freely forming neat bushy spreading plants.

Pinks ‘Baby Doris’

An ideal addition near any seating area, the Pinks ‘Baby Doris’ is a heavily fragranced, ruffled, double flowering hardy garden pink.

This is a fantastic way to introduce gorgeous colour to a wider floral display, as they burst to life as early as April, lasting until September.

These pinks, which boast richly coloured blooms on sturdy stems above silvery-green foliage, are unmistakable with deep, dark centres.

Californian Fuchsia Zauschneria Californica ‘Glasnevin’

Spark even more colour into your display with the help of this striking Californian Fuchsia Zauschneria Californica ‘Glasnevin’.

Known as ‘an autumn sizzler’ this is an ideal variety if you are looking to breathe life into your garden, when most others are falling to sleep.

This autumn perennial thrives in sun-baked and nutrient-poor soil, having adapted well to dryer summers, while featuring fiery flowers, and are favourites among hummingbirds.

Sweet Pea Patio Perfect Collection

The Sweet Pea Patio Perfect Collection is a simply perfect sweet pea collection for your patio – the clue is in the name after all!

Bred to be particularly fragrant, compact and upright, this is an ideal choice for pots and containers, ready to lift your patio or seating area to life.

If colour is what you are looking for, then this is a wonderful choice, boasting a lovely blend of pinks, blues, and reds.

Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’ Stonecrop

It takes a special kind of plant to be crowned the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year for 2019, so the Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’ Stonecrop could be a wonderful addition to any display.

This attractive and versatile, yet easy to grow, plant features serrated leaves, which initially emerge in a pure cream colour, before turning mainly to green but still bordered by cream.

Frothy yellow flowers emerge from July to September, while in autumn the leaves take on a subtle pink blush.

Know before you grow – potted plant care tips

  • When it comes to watering your plants, make sure you do not overwater them, as this is amongst the biggest killers of potted plants. Water when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Always remember if you are not sure, it is better to underwater than overwater.
  • Your plants will need either full sun or partial shade in order to be happy and healthy, of course this depends on the type of plant, however, so make sure you keep a note of what you have planted and what their needs are!
  • When the winter grasps your garden and days grow short, be sure to protect potted plants. This could include bringing them indoors or covering them in tarp. Many varieties, however, will be winter hardy.

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