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3 of the best perennials for containers

best perennials for containers

It’s the time of year to brighten your patios and your outdoor spaces with big, beautiful containers full of colour. Our summer collection of the best perennials for containers means you can still create bright displays with impact, no matter how much space you have. Whether you fancy making the most of your balcony or adding something different to your patio and borders this year, it’s time to rethink your containers.

Every perennial in the range has been carefully chosen by our expert gardeners to add something special to your garden…and we asked Head Gardener Gavin to pick out a few of his faves. So, to help get you started, check out 3 of our best perennials for containers…

Hardy Fuchsia

How beautiful is the Hardy Fuchsia? One of our most striking perennials for containers, this one produces masses of colour all season long. Tom Thumb has been carefully selected to give you oodles of flowers for months, and you can look forward to them year after year with no fuss.

We love the fact that this one’s as hardy as it is pretty, and it’s bee-friendly too. Just imagine stepping outside to be greeted by those colours…and what a way to add a touch of the ‘wow’ factor to those summery barbeques.


If you love your garden to be brimming with summery colours and pretty flowers, how does a perennial with up to 100 blooms per plant grab you? The hardy gerbera is one of the best perennials for those of you keen to do something different this year, and we can’t wait for these flashy little numbers to reach the nations’ gardens.

This hardy perennial has a long flowering season (from April to October), and whether you go for one colour or opt for all three, they’re all gorgeous. If you’re after as many flowers as possible in your pots…these are perfect.


This potted penstemon may ooze elegance, but it’s robust and sturdy too. Delicate enough to blend in, yet hardy enough to hold its own outside in the garden, there’s more to this beaut than meets the eye.

Available for the first time ever this year, this striking super-sized plant is one of the best perennials for filling out your borders. The two-tone flowers have a delicate look that makes them perfect alongside old fashioned roses or late-flowering choices, and this one flowers from July to October.

Another choice that’s great for pollinators, this potted perennial’s the perfect choice for the front of your borders.

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