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Top Autumn plants for pot & container displays

Pot and container displays create versatility around the garden, providing colour and texture all year round; they can be transitioned easily with seasonal plants to ensure a vibrant garden each month,

There are plenty of plants that work perfectly in pots and containers… and here are our recommendations.

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are wonderful all year round, and provide texture to any garden. Equally fantastic as they can be planted in containers with other plants – we suggest a colour seasonal plant to add extra drama.

Hardy Fuchsias

Hardy Fuchsias are a well loved plant with interest all year round coming in hardier varieties. Their delicate, nodding flowers come in a range of bright colours and work perfectly in containers and hanging baskets.

Add into a colourful containers to contrast colours.


Hebe’s are a wonderfully versatile, evergreen shrub that provides interest all year round; in spring and summer their flowers bloom into colour attracting bees and butterflies, and their vibrant foliage creates a nice colour in autumn and winter.

They grow well in pots – place around your garden for texture and colour.


Heathers provide wonderful seasonal colour in autumn & winter and work fantastically in pots to create a vibrant display.

Tip – Heathers need ericaceous compost when being transferred into new containers.


Sedums or ‘stonecrops’ are a fantastic perennial succulent plant that provide seasonal colour; they work wonderfully in pots and containers, just ensure they are planted with a well-drained compost.


Sempervivums are fantastic (mostly) evergreen plants that fair well in autumn, they come in a huge variety of shapes, colours and texture so are sure to add a uniqueness to your garden. Plant in well-drained soil and a colourful contrasting pot for drama.


Heuchera’s provide wonderful autumnal colour with striking foliage, adding texture to your garden all year round! They work perfectly in pots and containers – use a contrasting colourful pot to add extra drama around the garden.

Skimmia Japonica

Skimmia Japonica is a wonderful evergreen shrub; compact enough to be well suited to sit in pots and containers for a touch of autumnal colour.


Ivy is a fantastic, evergreen trailing plant that are a source of nectar and pollen for pollinators. They can be placed in pots and hanging containers for a wonderful display.

Pansies & Violas

Pansies and Violas are fantastic seasonal bedding plants that work well in pots and containers, for a colourful seasonal display.

If you’d like to find out more or have questions then please do come and talk to our experts