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.

Banana plant

(Musa, hardiness varies with species)

Even though it would be an annual in many parts of North America, most people don’t buy a banana plant to have for just one year. Use it to add drama to your containers in summer and then to bring a burst of green to the inside of your home in winter. It thrives best in warm conditions, in sun to partial shade.

Why we love it: The height—up to 6 feet—is wonderful for containers. You can grow a lot of plants beneath it.

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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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