Container Plants

Container Plants

No garden is complete without pots for colour at any time of year. Choose from our range of beautiful collections and single varieties.
66 products
  1. Starting at £6.95

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    Petunia x 'Shock Wave Denim'

    If you want a brilliant purple petunia, it has to be this — hugely flowery, month after month, in our container trials of 2018, with little TLC.

  2. Starting at £2.25

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    Phlox drummondii 'Crème Brûlée'

    Simply my favourite annual of our trials in 2017, every flower a slightly different mix of coffee mousse with a wash of cassis. Subtle, smoky and unbelievably pretty.

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    Purple Sage

    What’s better than a plant that is as useful in a pot or border, as it is in the kitchen? This classic sage is exactly that; a beautiful smoky grey-purple foliage filler, and equally invaluable served with pumpkin and squash, as it is with pork and pasta. It’s dead easy to grow and evergreen,…

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    Rudbeckia x hirta hybrida 'Cherokee Sunset'

    I’m always on the lookout for rust-coloured flowers; like crimson, rust goes with all my favourite colours and slots in so easily anywhere. Rudbeckias are long and prolific flowerers, so this is hard not to love. We used it last summer in the cutting garden and to add autumn colour to our flower…

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    Scaevola aemula 'Outback Fandancer'

    Blue-mauve cascades of fan-like flowers, hard to beat in its consistent, almost perpetual colour performance. We love this twisting and turning from a tall pot on its own, or forming the spiller with similar-toned dahlias, such as ‘Blue Bayou’, or Petunia 'Frenzy Light Blue’.

  6. Starting at £16.95

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    Scented White Pot Collection

    The artemisia here gives an evergreen cushion to surround the deliciously scented flowers of this nemesia, which invaluablely comes into bloom (in a sheltered spot) by May. This collection contains 5 or 10 rooted cuttings, or 3 plants each of:

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    Stained Glass Sweet William Collection

    A marvellous, richly coloured and textured collection of sweet williams which will flower within a couple of months of planting. They last exceptionally well as cut flowers. This collection contains 5 seedlings or 1 jumbo seedling each of:

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    Tropaeolum majus 'Purple Emperor' (Nasturtium)

    An exciting brand new palette of nasturtium; smoky, vintage crimson, which fades in the most beautiful way. This plant needs no words or explanation from me to sell it - just take a look! And of course, like all nasturtiums, it’s delicious to eat.

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    Viola cornuta 'Apricot Antique' F1

    Another new, and I'm confident, life-long favourite. A spring flowering viola in copper to peach and apricot. Its stems are long enough for picking and it makes the perfect filler for a series of mini table centre pots. I absolutely love this. It’s sweet yet stylish and its flowers are edible.…

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    Mahogany, Crimson and Lime Pot Collection

    The idea with this is to combine evergreen foliage plants for winter interest in a pot or border. In early spring the violas come into flower, crowned by the tulips later in the spring. So you have interest from autumn through to May – when you can replant your pots with your summer pot…

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    Burnished Copper Pot Collection

    Purple and bronze compact heuchera leaves match the lovely Viola x wittrockiana 'Mystique Peach Shades' F1. These then form the understory to the sumptuous, scented Tulip 'Brownie'. The idea with this is to combine evergreen foliage plants in a pot or border with spring-flowering violas and tulips,…

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    Geranium 'Jolly Jewel Salmon'

    One of those lovely hardy geraniums which grows so easily and flowers on and off for so lng, you can keep dividing it to scatter around your borders, to edge paths and to flower up any grass verges or meadow bits of lawn. It's fairly new, but already well-known.

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    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mathilde Gutges'

    A wonderful mix of large colourful pompom heads, so pH sensitive that it may have dark pink, purple and blue flowers all at the same time. A fairly compact variety excellent for a shady container or border and brilliant for picking! (As with many hydrangea this only flowers blue with sufficient…

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    Pelargonium 'Aurore'

    There is no longer-flowering pelargonium than ‘Aurore’. It may not have the delicate pink flowers of ‘Attar of Roses’, or the richness of ‘Lord Bute’, but we grow lots of this every year, and have for years, because it almost never stops flowering. Whether inside as a house plant…

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    Buddleia alternifolia

    Cascades of purple flowers against a curtain of silver, glaucus foliage that will be covered from top to bottom in pollinators.

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    Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

    Very free-flowering and particularly hardy, Agapanthus ‘Northern Star’ is as good in a container as it is in the border. It will bloom from a young age, bearing large umbels of star-shaped, cobalt-blue flowers, with a darker blue stripe through each petal.

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    Diascia 'Aurora Dark Pink'

    Pretty, delicate yet robust and hugely long-flowering, the Aurora series of diascia was pretty much unparallelled in our container trials. Kept frost-free for winter, it’s perennial too.

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    Diascia 'Divara Blush'

    We grew lots of diascia in our container trials last summer and this one, in the palest pink with a deeper pink centre, flowered long and hard with just a little deadheading to keep it tidy. Plant towards the front of your borders or in containers, for soft pink clouds all summer.

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    Diascia barberae 'Blackthorn Apricot'

    Often flowering all summer and autumn, this soft apricot is fabulous bursting from containers and baskets, or planted along a path or front of border. Certainly one of the hardiest diascia we have grown, having come through the last two winters unprotected in a container. Looks great paired with…

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    Wallflower 'Sunset Purple' F1

    A rich and lovely purple, lovely on its own or mixed with tulips. Wallflowers are one of my favourite spring flowers, in the most wonderful rich colours, with one of the best-ever scents. They also make superb cut flowers. We should all grow more.

Buy Plants for Pots and Containers

Sarah Raven offer some of the UK’s very best plants for containers and pots, all available to buy online. Whether you are looking for shade-loving container plants or scented container plants, we have something for every garden.

We’ve chosen the very best and longest flowering varieties for colour, scent and texture. Our plant sizes vary, but as a general rule, we recommend about 10 plants to a 40cm diameter pot. Place a couple of pots on your patio, at the corner of the lawn or down a path, and your garden will be transformed almost instantly.

Our container plants have all been trialled and tested in Sarah’s garden at Perch Hill and only the prettiest and longest performing plants make it into our selection.

Mix and match our plants amongst your plant pots or try one of our container plant collections. These exclusive collections have been chosen by Sarah and feature some of her tried and tested favourites.

Container Plant Care

We offer a unique range of plant pots and containers for planting and displaying your plants, so you can give them pride of place on your patio or by your front door. Plants in containers typically require a little more care than garden plants, so every container plant we sell includes detailed planting and care instructions, and we also offer advice through our website, such as our video on creating perfect summer flower containers.