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No garden is complete without pots for colour at any time of year. Choose from our range of beautiful collections and single varieties.
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  1. Starting at £20.95

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    Ice Blue Pot Collection

    Fluffy clouds of verbena studded with sky-blue stars, this trio excelled in our pot trials last summer, flowering on until the end of November. It's a beautiful mix of shape, colour and texture on a compact scale. The seedling collection includes 5 or 10 seedlings each of:

  2. Starting at £29.95

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    Butterfly Pink Pot Collection

    An outstandingly long-flowering, incredibly pretty, low maintenance container combination. This collection excelled in our 2016 summer trial and was continually busy with butterflies and bees. The rooted cutting and young plant collection includes:

  3. Starting at £10.95

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    Agapanthus 'Windsor Grey'

    White flowers with an unusual and beautiful pale lavender hue at the base of the blooms. Grow this in the border or a large container for fabulous flowers through late summer.

  4. Starting at £5.95

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    Agastache 'Kudos Mandarin'

    Pretty, aromatic and exceptionally long-flowering, this delicate-looking but quick-growing agastache (or hyssop) has become one of our favourite container perennials.

  5. Starting at £11.95

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    Antique Ivory Cosmos Collection

    A pretty, soft mix of primrose yellow and pure white cosmos. Both are compact growers so ideal for flowery, long-performing containers and cut flower bunches from a small space. This collection includes 5 or 10 seedlings, or 5 jumbo seedlings each of:

  6. Starting at £24.50

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    Arctotis and Heliotrope Collection

    Two of my favourite tender perennials in the same pot, to flower until winter. Beautiful starry flowers and scent. This collection contains 5 or 10 young plants each of: Arctotis x hybrida ‘Wine’ Heliotropium arborescens ‘Midnight Sky’

  7. Starting at £14.95

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    Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

    A delicate, small-flowered, single begonia, classier than all the rest and exceptionally long flowering. As a tuber, like dahlias, you can store these from one year to the next.

  8. £22.50

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    Blue Lace Shade Collection

    Our number one favourite shade container last summer. This mini campanula-like flower has saucer flowers above lacy fern athyrium leaves. It looked marvellous all summer and autumn. This collection contains: 5

  9. Starting at £8.50

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    Brachyscome multifida 'Surdaisy White'

    A pretty, star-like container plant which flowers solidly all summer and autumn.

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    Buddleia 'Hot Raspberry'

    A dwarf variety which is ideal for containers or smaller gardens, where it can be trusted not to take over. With striking hot pink flowers for up to 4 months at a stretch, you’ll find it covered with butterflies all through summer.

  11. Starting at £16.95

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    Chenille Pot Collection

    A container collection fit for a Medici palace, with colour and texture as rich as you'll find. This collection includes 5 or 10 rooted cuttings, or 3 x 9cm plants each of:

  12. Starting at £12.95

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    Cleome hybrida 'Señorita Blanca'

    A compact, ethereal and elegant cleome, propagated from cuttings. One of my favourite things for growing simply in a pot on its own or for the front of a pale coloured border. This flowers right into winter.

  13. Starting at £5.95

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    Clerodendrum ugandense

    In a container on your garden table or terrace this will do well as a summer plant, or year-round as an evergreen houseplant. Its flowers are the most magnificent shade of blue, shaped like butterflies.

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    Coreopsis 'Red Shift'

    A beautiful combination of colours in this cosmos look-a-like coreopsis. Named ‘Red Shift’ because the flowers change colour as the weather warms and cools through the summer, from a bright zingy yellow to pale cream, around a ruby red centre. It flowers prolifically for months in the border…

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    Coreopsis lanceolata 'Mango Punch'

    A compact and hugely floriferous soft peach-orange coreopsis which blooms all summer. It makes an ideal perennial container plant, mixed with a dahlia like 'Totally Tangerine'.

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    Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate'

    This dark chocolate cosmos is a must. It has a lovely velvet, crimson texture and an amazing chocolate. Pictured here with Emilia javanica.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy White'

    This has showy semi-double flowers which are brilliant for arranging in vases large and small. Cosmos are stacked full of nectar and pollen, making them great for creating a wildlife friendly garden. They produce more bunches of flowers from a square metre than any other plant, so are brilliant for…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'

    A compact and container-perfect form of carmine cosmos, just like 'Dazzler' but one-third the size. You cannot go wrong with this easy to grow and very long-flowering variety. Use it as a front of border filler. Pick it for vases too.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'

    A pale primrose yellow cosmos, lovely in a vase with white Cosmos 'Purity' or dark, rich Cosmos 'Rubenza' and it's the perfect size for containers.

  20. Starting at £22.95

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    Crimson Silk Pot Collection

    A brilliant, low-maintenance combination for clouds of carmine and crimson, flowering from June until your first hard frost. The 9cm plant collection contains 3 x 9cm plants each of: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Velouette'

  21. Starting at £12.95

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    Dahlia 'Roxy'

    An incredible magenta colour with beautiful crimson leaves. This is one of the very best dahlias for pots, flowering without cease for four months at a stretch. Unfortunately Dahlia 'Roxy' tubers are not available this year due to a crop failure. You may like Dahlias 'Bishop of Auckland' or 'Bishop…

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    Dahlia variabillis 'Bishop's Children'

    Brilliant, richly coloured flowers in deep pink, burnt orange, plum purple and blood red, all set against dark crimson foliage. Overwinter under mulch in the south to be perennial. It is a brilliant companion plant for the veg garden, drawing in lots of pollinators to up production of your…

  23. £32.50

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    Dark Rich Arctotis Collection

    These dark, rich arctotis are an excellent colour contrast which works brilliantly together in a large pot, or plant all five separately and line them up down a path or up some steps. They look good from July until November with minimal TLC. Wonderful looking, easy and low maintenance. This…

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.