Best Shade Plants for Pots & Shade Container Ideas

1. Silver & Purple Container Garden
Perfect container garden arrangement for full or part sun. These plants can tolerate warm weather easily. In this arrangement, dusty miller is used as a thriller, petunia as filler, and dichondra as spiller!

Also Read: Thriller-Filler-Spiller Technique

Ingredients: Dusty Miller, Purple Petunia, and Silver Falls Dichondra

2. Lush Cottage Charm

A great container arrangement for the spring and summer (year-round in warm climates). Keep the containers in full sun to part shade. In this arrangement, the queen mum agapanthus is used as a thriller, white lantana as filler, and rosemary as spiller!

Ingredients: Queen Mum Agapanthus, Weeping White Lantana, and Trailing Rosemary

3. Symmetrical Show
What a beautiful container planting recipe for shady space. You can keep these plants indoors or outdoors in a spot that doesn’t receive direct intense sunlight all day long. The bird’s nest fern is used as a thriller, begonia as a filler, and ivy as a spiller.

Ingredients: Japanese Bird Nest Fern, Begonia, and Ivy

4. Spring Porch Makeover
Awash with the warm, pastel shades of summer, this container garden idea will make your guests feel special the moment they set foot in your home. After all, you can never go wrong with a combination of daffodils and hyacinths.

Ingredients: 30-35 picked daffodils, 30-40 clipped forsythia branches, 3 pots of hyacinths

5. Backyard Urn Planter
Sometimes the most successful plant combinations are the simplest of all. This one here features just two contrasting colors-pink and deep purple to jazz up old backyard urns in dire need of an update.

Ingredients: 3 Hybrid Petunia, 1 Purple Fountain Grass

6. Pretty Winter Container

You don’t have to water these! And you can place them anywhere in the landscape because light requirements do not matter. This one uses cuttings of dogwood, some holly, and berries to exude a Christmasy feel.

7. Tropical Majesty

With its boldly variegated foliage, Colocasia is a pretty showstopper in any container, either alone or mixed in with others. Here, it’s paired with moisture-loving Papyrus and soft trailing canna for an extra color boost. This arrangement is a must for creating tropical vibes.

Ingredients: Papyrus, Canna, Colocasia esculenta

8. Tropical Majesty

With its boldly variegated foliage, Colocasia is a pretty showstopper in any container, either alone or mixed in with others. Here, it’s paired with moisture-loving Papyrus and soft trailing canna for an extra color boost. This arrangement is a must for creating tropical vibes.

Ingredients: Papyrus, Canna, Colocasia esculenta

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