Top 10 Container Foliage Plants

Small space gardening is a cinch when you use these colorful foliage plants to make all your containers perfect 10s.

Foliage plants are the ultimate accessories for container and small space gardens. Sure, you can still have a lovely little display with blooms alone, but adding striking leaves and grasses here and there really gives your containers new life. Try a few of these Top 10 foliage plants in your containers this season.

Fountain grass

(Pennisetum setaceum, Zones 8-11)

Fountain grass is grown mostly as an annual and peaks in midsummer to early autumn. It has pinkish spikes and narrow panicles. Growing up to 3 feet tall, it prefers full sun.

Why we love it: The fine foliage adds texture to the garden and comes in green, reddish-purple and new colorful varieties like Fireworks (shown here).

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  1. Phyllis Fleming says

    You really have to watch the creeping Jenny, it will take over everything and seemingly overnight — it is a lot like Kudsu (sp) in the south. Also, once it has a root in I have not found a way to eradicate it. It is one tough hardy plant.

    • June King says

      I am in total agreement with Phyllis. I find that
      to keep it from taking over, I try to have a lot
      of it in pots. It’s very pretty cascading over the edge, but watch out! Don’t let it touch the
      ground. It is very pretty, and adds a lovely
      color to the garden.

      June King

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