Flowers for hanging pot: 20 Best Hanging Basket Flowers to Liven Up Your Porch or Patio

20 Best Hanging Basket Flowers to Liven Up Your Porch or Patio

Accessorizing a porch, patio or deck with beautiful hanging basket flowers is a great way to maximize your outdoor space. Combine plants with upright, mounding or trailing habits for a “thriller, spiller, filler” effect. Mix and match varieties with flowers and foliage in different shapes and colors. Move baskets around the yard or switch out new plants for a fresh look all summer long.

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Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star

Showy pink and white striped flowers bloom continuously from planting to frost on sturdy stems up to 24” long. This vigorous grower with a full mounding habit can function as a filler or spiller element in a hanging planter or container. Use by itself or in combination with other trailing annuals. 

Annual except in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall.

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Superbells®Tropical Sunrise

Bring the tropics to your yard with the warm sunset hues of this prolific bloomer. Nonstop color occurs from planting until frost, with self-cleaning flowers on trailing branches up to 18” long. Give plants an occasional shear for better branching and a fuller appearance.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall.

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Endless Illumination

Browallia expands the list of options for shade, and Endless® Illumination is a beautiful alternative to Impatiens walleriana. Brilliant violet purple blooms dot the emerald green foliage all season long without deadheading. This flowering annual loves the heat and does not require much fertilization to thrive. Try mixing it with Rockapulco® Double Impatiens and Catalina® Torenia for colorful shade baskets.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part shade to shade, 12-16” tall.

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Blushing Princess®

Sweetly scented pale lavender flowers of sweet alyssum add a delicate touch to baskets and containers. Mounding plants produce long stems that cascade up to 36” long. Plant by itself in a large basket or combine with other similarly vigorous moisture-loving annuals such as petunia, nemesia or calibrachoa.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 10-16” tall.

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Double Delight®Primrose

Fragrant double yellow flowers with apricot overtones bloom prolifically throughout summer. The full cascading habit makes this a perfect choice for hanging baskets. The Double Delight series is surprisingly sun tolerant in cooler climates, but prefers some shade in the South. Use as a stand-alone accent or in combination with trailing plants such as Silver Falls dichondra or wishbone flower. 

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 8-14” tall.

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Double Impatiens

Rockapulco® Orange Shades

Brighten up a patio or porch with baskets of flowers in tones of brilliant orange, salmon and peach. Charming rosebud flowers are long blooming and self-cleaning. Plant this reliable shade lover alongside brightly hued varieties of coleus, caladium or sweet potato vine for an extra pop of color.

Annual except in zones 10-11, part shade to shade, 10-20” tall.

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Laguna®Sky Blue

Ethereal sky blue flowers go with a wide range of color schemes, complementing cool-hued plants or contrasting bolder colors. This well-branched flowering plant develops a full cascading habit up to 24” long that is perfect for hanging baskets. More heat tolerant than older lobelia varieties, plants can be trimmed back to encourage fresh growth and blooms.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall.

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Luscious® Citrus Blend

Vibrant flower clusters in warm tones of yellow, orange and red attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other insect pollinators. Place in a sunny spot in a hanging basket by itself or in combination with other heat and drought tolerant plants such as CupheaGaillardia or Salvia.

Annual except in zones 9-11, sun, 20-30” tall, deer resistant.

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Boldly®Dark Red

Geraniums are classic bedding plants that make beautiful thrillers and fillers in hanging baskets. Combine the velvety red flowers of this variety with blue lobelia and white bacopa for a patriotic theme. Easy to grow, this variety has a full mounding habit that’s suitable for baskets, by itself or with other moderately vigorous annuals. Deadhead for continuous bloom. Heat and drought tolerant.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 10-12” tall.

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Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®

Snow white flowers lend classic elegance as a spiller element in containers or hanging baskets. Plants trail up to 36” long and bloom continuously from summer until frost. Combine with other full sun annuals such as Supertunia petunia, Superbena verbena or Superbells calibrachoa. Keep plants watered consistently, as drying out can cycle them out of bloom.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 4-8” tall.

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Diamond Frost®

This low maintenance plant blooms with clouds of airy white flowers all season. Combines easily with many kinds of plants, weaving its wiry stems in and out, poking its airy white flowers throughout the combination similar to baby’s breath in a bouquet. 

Annual except in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 12-18” tall.

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Pale yellow orchid-like flowers pair well with other hanging basket plants such as lobelia, calibrachoa, verbena and sweet potato vine. Provide good drainage and an occasional light trim to keep plants perky. Blooms best in spring and fall when weather is cooler but is more heat tolerant than many nemesias. 

Annual except in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 6-10” tall.

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If you’re looking for a flower that performs well in heat, blooms well all season without deadheading, and attracts pollinators, then this unfussy fan flower is a good choice. Pair it with other heat and drought tolerant plants such as lantana, Texas primrose and gomphrena in container recipes where it will act primarily as a spiller.

Annual except in zones 10-11, sun, 8-14″ tall.

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Angelface® Cascade Snow

The cascading habit of the Angelface® Cascade angelonia makes it perfectly suited for hanging baskets and combinations where it functions as both a filler and spiller. The plants have height on the top of the pot, but then cascade over the edge to 20″ long. Their heat tolerance makes them an excellent choice for gardeners who live in climates with hot summers.

Annual except in zones 10-11, sun, 8-14” tall.

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Double Calibrachoa

Superbells®Double Twilight

Similar to single-flowered calibrachoa, this gorgeous double-flowered variety is an ideal plant for growing in hanging baskets where it will act as a filler and spiller. It blooms from planting time until frost with no need to remove the spent flowers to keep the flowers coming. Try pairing it with Angelface Cascade angelonia, Luscious lantana and Diamond Frost euphorbia.

Annual except in zones 9-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall.

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This relative of Bacopa acts as a filler in hanging baskets paired with other heat loving plants like sweet potato vine and Superbena verbena. It blooms through the heat and humidity without cycling out of flower and holds up well through summer thunderstorms. 

Annual except in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 6-12 tall.

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Verbena rigida

Cake Pops® Purple

We are excited to introduce this series of durable Verbena rigida hybrids that make great fillers for low maintenance container recipes. These mounded trailing plants are perfect for growing in hot, humid climates since they won’t cycle out of bloom in the extreme heat of summer and are drought tolerant. Hummingbirds and butterflies will flock to the blossoms clustered at the tips of each branch all summer.

Annual except in zones 7-10, sun, 10-18” tall.

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Supertunia® Lovie Dovie

Supertunia petunias are one of the best hanging basket plants around. They come in a rainbow of colors, including fun patterns and flowers with prominent veins that add even more color. Supertunias don’t need deadheading. They bloom nonstop as they trail over the edges of their pots and provide months of color. Superbells® Calibrachoa, Superbena® Verbena and Supertunia® Petunias are a classic trio to create fantastic hanging baskets. 

Annual except in zones 10-11, part sun to sun, 4-12” tall.

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This unique flower with native Texas roots thrives in hot, humid or dry conditions and is drought tolerant once established. Cooler nights enhance its flowering performance. Pair this mounded trailing filler plant with other heat tolerant annuals like Blue My Mind evolvulus, Cake Pops verbena and Superbells calibrachoa.

Annual except in zones 8-10, sun, 4-8” tall.

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Superbena® Imperial Blue

It’s hard to pass up the deep blue-purple flowers of this amazing Superbena. The clear, vivid color is easy to coordinate with your other favorite flowers such as Supertunia petunia and sweet alyssum in combinations. Like all our Superbena verbenas, it produces large flower clusters all season without deadheading and is exceptionally resistant to powdery mildew.

Annual except in zones 8-11, part sun to sun, 6-12” tall.

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Updated on 05/24/22

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Debra LaGattuta

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Do you have a favorite garden flower that always seems to have its head in the dirt, especially after a heavy rain? This flower may be the perfect candidate for planting in a hanging basket. Many flowers suitable for hanging baskets are pendulous, top-heavy, or creeping—characteristics that can be a challenge in a garden but perfect for decorative display in a container at eye level or higher.

Plants with tiny or fragrant flowers also benefit from a lofty perch because it maximizes their proximity to our senses. Some hanging basket flowers even attract butterflies or hummingbirds, giving you a close-up view of wildlife antics on your porch, deck, or patio.


Flowers in containers typically need extra feeding because frequent watering washes away the soil’s nutrients. For many flowering plants, a weekly feeding with half-strength liquid fertilizer keeps them blooming their best.

10 Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

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    For those who do not have the right climate to grow fussy fuchsias, begonias can act as a plant double. The half-hardy Begonia boliviensis has the same tubular, pendulous flowers as fuchsias, but can handle the heat and humidity of southern summers. Other tuberous begonias that look great in hanging baskets include the Nonstop Mocca series, which are fully double and resemble roses.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Yellow, red, pink, white, orange
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Rich, light, moist, well-drained
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    Gardeners living in areas with cool, wet summers cannot pass up the opportunity to grow this amazing, shade-loving tender perennial. Although the plants do tend to wither in summer weather, you can look for one of the more heat-tolerant varieties, like ‘Astoria’, ‘Jupiter’, or ‘Surprise’. A little fuss will prolong the beauty of fuchsias in hanging baskets. The plants respond well to daily misting, regular fertilizing, and diligent deadheading.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 10 to 11
    • Color Varieties: White, pink, red, purple, multicolored
    • Sun Exposure: Part sun
    • Soil Needs: Moist, fertile, loamy
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    In frost-free areas, common lantana can become somewhat of a thug, growing into a wild woody shrub that scrambles through fences and overtakes flowerbeds. However, the vibrant flower clusters of lantana provide reliable tropical color for a long growing season, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Choose a small weeping variety for your hanging baskets, such as ‘Patriot Popcorn’ or ‘Patriot Rainbow. ‘ If lantana is overly vigorous in your area, choose a sterile variety (like ‘Gold Mound’ or ‘Patriot’) that does not grow seed-filled berries.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 8 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Combinations of red, orange, yellow, white, pink
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Well-drained; will tolerate poor soils
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    It is best to think of Lobelia erinus as a spilling seasonal plant for early spring, as it thrives in moderate temperatures. Your hanging basket will be covered with a mass of electric-blue flowers with contrasting white throats that appeal to butterflies. At the end of June, do not waste any time trying to coddle the plants; replace them with million bells, lantana, or another heat-loving plant.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 10 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Purple, blue, red, pink, violet
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Organically rich, well-drained, evenly moist
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    This cousin of the petunia will not tucker out when the temperatures rise. Million bells produce little or no seed and don’t require deadheading to stay in bloom. All they need is moist soil and a full day of sun to keep your hanging baskets vibrant.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Many shades and combinations of pink, yellow, red, violet, white, blue, magenta, bronze
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Rich, well-drained, slightly acid
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    You may know these plants by the more common name of geranium, but pelargoniums are grown as annuals north of their hardiness zones, while true geraniums are hardy perennials. The bold texture, bright colors, and trailing habit of pelargoniums make them ideal for hanging baskets. Deadheading is necessary to keep the plants blooming until frost.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 10 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Red, lavender, purple, pink, white
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Well-drained, slightly acid, not too rich
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    Petunias have always been a classic favorite for hanging baskets, but some gardeners are challenged by petal blight in rainy and very humid weather. Try the milliflora variety, which blooms continuously without the need for pinching, or multiflora, which performs in hot, wet summers. Petunias are at their most fragrant in the evening, so add a white variety to a moon garden for extra allure. 

    • USDA Growing Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Many shades and combinations of purple, lavender, yellow, blue magenta, maroon, pink, red, white, bi-colored
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Light, fertile, well-drained, slightly acid

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    Place portulaca, or moss rose, in a site where it will receive sun for most of the day. When the plant sits in shade, its flowers close up. Pair moss rose with other heat-loving, drought-tolerant plants, like spiderwort, which will provide color between blooming cycles.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 2 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Orange, white, rose, yellow, red
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Sandy, well-drained, tolerates moist to dry soil
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    Sitting near a sweet alyssum hanging basket is like being in the presence of a fragrant cloud. These flowers have a strong honey scent that attracts butterflies and bees. The appealing trailing habit of sweet alyssum can turn shaggy as the season progresses, so do not be afraid to reinvigorate it with a summer haircut.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 7 to 11
    • Color Varieties: White, pink, purple
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Rich, loamy, neutral pH

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    Lotus Vine (Lotus berthelotii)

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    Impress your gardening friends by telling them your garden includes a plant endemic to the Canary Islands. Lotus berthelotii, also known as lotus vine or parrot’s beak vine, is in decline in its native habitat, but it is easy to cultivate and propagate from seed and cuttings. Its greenish-gray, needle-like leaves are, in fact, as soft as a feather. Joyful flame-like flowers dot the plant all season when grown in a sunny spot. The Jedi secret to growing this quirky plant is to provide it with daily moisture in a special cactus or orchid potting mix with excellent drainage.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 10 to 12
    • Color Varieties: Orange, red, yellow
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Light, well-drained or orchid potting mix

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What flowers to plant in a flower pot

To be closer to nature, most people buy houses, cottages, summer cottages. Of course, we strive to decorate our suburban area by creating flower beds, flower beds, front gardens. A very convenient option for this is the use of hanging pots.

We will tell you about what flowers to plant in a pot, how to do it right. You will learn how to create the most incredible compositions that will delight you with beauty throughout the summer season.

Contents of the article

  • Which flowering plants are recommended to be planted in a pot outside
  • 7 popular and abundant flowering plants for hanging planters
  • Deciduous plants for outdoor flowerpots
  • Ideas for a mini vegetable garden in a planter
  • Which flowers can be planted in flowerpots to create arrangements
  • 4 basic rules for planting plants in hanging pots

Which flowering plants are recommended for planting outdoors

Since the conditions for growing plants outdoors are different from indoors, you need to carefully choose the species, taking into account many factors. First, determine exactly where the pots will be placed: in the shade, partial shade, in the sun. So you will know which flowers are best planted in outdoor planters so that the microclimate does not turn out to be detrimental to them. Carefully study the features of growing different species.

Of course, they must be beautiful and attract attention. In addition, it is necessary that green spaces be non-capricious, calmly withstand the climatic and weather conditions of living in the open. There are a number of universal requirements for such plants.

What flowers are most often planted in pots near the house:

  • with beautiful color of leaves, abundant flowering;
  • with interesting flower shape;
  • decorative throughout the season;
  • with ampel stems;
  • responsive to regular feeding;
  • easy to clean;
  • content with a small amount of soil substrate;
  • Tolerant of direct sunlight, short drought;
  • not damaged by wind and rain.

What kind of plants do well in pots and bloom until frost

Sometimes it is very difficult for summer residents to resist buying summer seedlings in garden centers. When buying them, you take a risk, because some plants quickly lose their attractiveness and simply take up a flowerpot in vain. You need to know exactly what flowers to plant in a pot at home so that they look decorative until the very cold.

7 popular and profusely flowering hanging plants

  • Petunia is the most popular in ampel culture. The main thing is to choose the right variety. When buying, give preference to seedlings whose stems are already falling down. Long shoots with medium-sized flowers will hang beautifully from the flowerpot, like a waterfall.
  • Also a multi-flowered variant, Calibrachoa, also known as the mini-petunia. It forms many stems, blooms until cold weather.
  • This is an ivy-leaved pelargonium. It is this variety that is called the “queen of pots”. It is excellent for ampel cultivation – beautiful, drought-resistant, resistant to wind and rain. Pelargonium buds delight with constant long flowering.
  • Beautiful Ipomoea flowers look like stars, located on long stems. Herbaceous vines in warm climates grow up to five meters long. To create compositions, lobelia erinus is perfect with sprawling, creeping shoots and a cloud of blue, light blue, pink, white flowers. If you are wondering what flowers with continuous flowering can be planted in the garden in a hanging planter, then this is exactly the lobelia.
  • Fuchsia prefers loneliness, but its ampelous varieties with colorful bell flowers look rather unusual and attractive. In addition, they are undemanding to care for and resistant to adverse weather conditions. Also in the role of “loners” are diplatia with bells of pink and crimson hue, and bacopa – with white, blue, lilac. Plants form magnificent, luxurious cascades.
  • Not so long ago, unpretentious Canarian nasturtium, available for cultivation even for beginners, fell into the category of popular ampels for hanging planters. Long liana-shaped branches are covered with many spectacular bright buds with one-, two- or even three-color petals.
  • The large-flowered ampelous purslane also fell into the group of favorites in vertical gardening. Its yellow, white, red, purple fragrant buds bloom non-stop until the very frost, not afraid of the sun, wind and rain.

Decorative leafy plants for outdoor flowerpots

If you are wondering what kind of flowers with beautiful leaves can be planted in outdoor pots in the yard, then pay attention to the following types:

  1. creates a beautiful cascade of leaves of red, bright yellow, green colors.
  2. Ivy is a perennial with foliage of various shapes and shades of green, veined, interspersed with white, can grow even in the shade.
  3. Dichondra – grows very quickly and forms an abundant fluffy mass in the form of a silver or emerald waterfall.
  4. Small-leaved tradescantia is an absolutely unpretentious perennial, interestingly colored by nature, ideal for compositions.
  5. Crested Chlorophytum – interesting with narrow long white-striped leaves and airy shoots that hang from the container and flutter beautifully in the wind.

Ideas for a mini planter garden

An interesting and effective idea is to plant herbs, garden and garden plants in containers. Check out the cherry tomatoes. When they grow without support, their tall shoots will gracefully descend over the edge of the flowerpot. It is convenient to grow Ostar remontant strawberries in a hanging pot. The cascade of its leaves with rosettes, flowers and berries will delight your guests.

Lemon thyme is considered an ideal hanging plant. It pairs well with other plants, creating an elegant backdrop for their vibrant hues. The bluish-light green waves of marjoram will envelop the flowerpot with a lush hat and will complement any blooming ampels.

What kind of flowers can be planted in flower pots to create compositions

To make the overall picture look spectacular and harmonious, and plants do not oppress each other, you need to know which flowers can be planted together in a flower pot. It is also important that neighbors prefer the same lighting. There are enough options for our climate, but we have chosen for you the most original ensembles from famous designers.

Multi-tiered “Snow-White Veil” immediately attracts attention with a long white train of dichondra, in a duet with which it plays with green stems and small petunia flowers. In the middle tier there is a vatnik, and in the upper tier there is a caladium with a bright coleus. The flowerpot should be placed in the light or in openwork partial shade.

Lush ball – a composition for a semi-shaded area of ​​a garden or yard. In it, against the background of a uniquely colored ivy, a luxurious maidenhair, quivering fuchsia, begonia with white buds, blue streptocarpus are collected. The top of the trio “Flower Dress” consists of white pelargonium. The lower part, the “skirt”, is represented by a luxurious cascade of blue lobelia and snow-white bacopa. A light, delicate, airy composition should be planted in the sun or in light partial shade.

“Beauty Braids” look perfect in a dark flowerpot. Dichondra curls flow down, while begonia and coleus emphasize its grace with bright shades of foliage. Plants are best placed in a quiet place, against the wall of the house, without direct sunlight.

Which flowers can be planted in a pot in a sunny place? The composition called “Winter Sunset” feels great on the street. Silver lychnis and ampelous verbena look spectacular in it. The falling cascade of small-flowered petunias gives the picture a dynamic effect. Asparagus in the middle row is an accent element.

“Favorite flower bouquet” – an ambiguous option in which you can use flowers of your favorite colors. Their combination depends on the gardener’s imagination, because each of the plants differs in appearance and color. What flowers to plant in a flowerpot to create this composition? Choose two types of petunias, coleus, morning glory, and plant them in the sun.

4 basic rules for planting plants in hanging pots

When the flowers have been chosen, you need to plant them correctly and ensure proper care.

  1. Try to plant them at a distance from each other so that weaker shoots are not oppressed.
  2. Plant seedlings in fertile soil supplied with complex mineral fertilizers.
  3. Water and fertilize regularly.
  4. Trim, pinch to form beautiful cascades, clean out wilted buds.

Now you know what kind of flowers can be grown in hanging pots to make your yard, house, cottage, balcony, terrace look like a magical blooming garden. We invite you to our catalog so that you can choose planters or outdoor flowerpots to create the interior or exterior of your home.

10 hanging flower pots

If your house is too crowded to put flowers on the floor or window sill, or if your cat has a bad habit of eating indoor flowers, hanging flower pots are perfect for you. They can also decorate a porch or garden. We have collected 10 most beautiful and unpretentious ampelous flowers.


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Hanging planters are ideal for small apartments and small gardens. They will help to add greenery to the interior, grow your own herbs and even vegetables, and create bright color accents.

The main rule for choosing flowers for hanging planters is to choose those flowers and plants that grow forward, not up. They will seem to shimmer over the edge of the flowerpot, like a waterfall, and individual bright flowers will merge into large colored spots that delight the eye. Focus on the words “ampel”, “curly” or “creeping” in the description of the variety. Remember, you don’t want the flowers to grow too tall!

If you’re having a hard time choosing or don’t have time for the hassle of planting and germinating your seeds, you can buy ready-made hanging planters from the garden center. Sometimes they contain ready-made assorted flowers, selected so that they look beautiful and get along with each other.

Finally, a final tip: make sure your hanging flowers are planted at the right time. Summer flowers should be planted starting from April (they will need to be protected from frost until the end of May), and winter flowers should be planted in September-October.



If your hanging planter won’t get too much light, begonias are ideal. These flowers are easily recognizable by their large flowers hanging from thick stems. Begonias are often grown in flower beds and flowerpots, but they will thrive in an apartment if yours isn’t too hot. The ideal temperature for begonias is +18 degrees.

Ampelous fuchsia

Creeping fuchsias will delight you with long flowering all summer long. They feel good both in partial shade and in bright sun. Fuchsias get along well with other flowers, so they can be used to create flower arrangements. But alone, they look quite chic. Ampelous fuchsias are very strong flowers that belong to semi-frost-resistant varieties, so they can be left to winter on a covered but unheated veranda or on a loggia – and next year they will bloom again.

Ampelous petunias

The richness of petunias’ shades makes it possible to create impressive flower arrangements for hanging planters. Plant several varieties of monochromatic petunias in one pot, and watch how they flow like colored waterfalls over the edge of the pot. Or plant two-color varieties – some of them are so impressive that they create a real “wow” effect.

Pelargonium “Best Red”

The flower that we called geranium for many years is actually called pelargonium. Unlike true geraniums, which thrive in meadows and forest clearings, pelargonium (indoor geranium) loves warmth, is picky about the amount of sunlight and watering, but with proper care grows into luxurious white, pink and bright scarlet umbrellas. Pelargoniums have many varieties, so choose the right one and find her a sunny spot.

Crimson Cherry Tomato

Hanging planters can be more than a garden decoration – you can grow edible plants in them. Bush varieties of cherry tomatoes grow well in hanging planters and look great – just place them in a sufficiently lit place and give regular top dressing. They grow very quickly and become an original and bright alternative to traditional flower pots.

Mint loosestrife

Mint loosestrife has nice small yellow flowers. But most often this flower is grown because of its round golden leaves, similar to coins. Loosestrife foliage spreads along the edge of the basket and becomes an advantageous backdrop for other, more spectacular plants. Cache-pot with loosestrife can be placed both in bright sun and in partial shade.

Verbena climbing

Verbena is an extremely hardy climbing plant that is very easy to grow. Thanks to the richness of shades and dense growth, verbena looks like someone is pouring flowers directly from a hanging planter. Some varieties of verbena can be grown as a houseplant. A big plus of this flower is the absence of a bright smell, which in a closed room could cause a headache.

Alyssum perennial

These flowers have a strong honey scent that will attract butterflies and bees, so be prepared if you plan to grow alyssum on a balcony or porch. Alyssum’s charming “hair” can grow quite a bit over the season and not look very attractive, so don’t be afraid to give it a light haircut.

Firulo leaf streak

Firulo leaf streak is a distant relative of the medicinal streak. It blooms with magnificent golden stars over delicate lacy leaves, is not afraid of dense plantings, tolerates drought and frost, and grows in almost any soil. With a little top dressing, bidens will delight you with flowering from June to October.

Hanging Lobelia ‘Cambridge Blue’

Lobelia is an annual garden plant that is excellent for hanging planters due to its rich blooming of small flowers in white, blue, blue or pink. For planters with lobelia, choose a well-lit place and a company of other flowers that need excess moisture – due to drought, lobelia may stop blooming.