Perennial plants for containers
Shop our range of the best perennial plants for growing in pots and containers, perfect for incorporating beautiful flowers and lush foliage into your displays. As perennials keep coming back year after year, they’re both lower maintenance and more effective than planting up your containers with fresh annuals year after year. Perennials will develop into more substantial plants than annuals, serving you well in containers for several years, after which time they can be planted out into the garden, generally preferring a sunny spot in the border. Perennials are distinct from shrubs and trees in that they have little or no woody growth. Herbaceous perennials are those perennials which, depending on the local climate, may bloom over the spring and summer, die back in the autumn and winter then re-grow from their root-stock in the spring. They are great for adding colour and texture each summer. Some of the best varieties for growing in containers are achillea, agapanthus, allium, aquilegia, aster, Astrantia, bergenia, bellflowers, crocosmia, echinacea, geraniums and daylilies. In larger container displays which you intend to keep in position to provide colour and interest all year long, combine them with evergreen shrubs to avoid empty spaces being left over the winter.