Guess what? Containers aren't just for annuals. Perennials like them too!
In love with your gorgeous annual container displays but sad to throw them out just to start all over again in spring? Then you need to try growing perennialsin your containers. They are just as lovely, many can overwinter, and you'll spend less time (not to mention money!).
Planting Perennials in Containers Means:
- More versatility: Having your perennials in containers makes your space a blank canvas - you can change them around as they come into full bloom.
- Less limitations: for those of you northerners that are now in the south, you can still grow your old favorites, irrelevant of your soil type!
- Less work: the beauty of perennials is that they have the ability to come back in spring if properly overwintered.
How to overwinter? Here are a few tips:
- Watch the water - try tilting your pot to the side so that it doesn't wind up sitting in water (which NO plant likes).
- Move it - you can move your pots into an unheated indoor space, like a garage, or bury the entire pot in the ground.
- Strength in numbers - try grouping pots together, buried or standing (they like this).
Like anything, you may need to try a few different tactics to see what works for you. But once you are successfully overwintering your perennials, we guarantee you will feel like a pro!
Want to get started?
Check out our top picks for container perennials below!