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Top winter plants for pot & container displays

As there’s not much else going on in the winter garden, adding some seasonal plants in pots and containers is a quick and easy way of providing colour to what can sometimes be a gloomy season.

Read on for our recommendations for the best winter plants for pots and containers…

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.


Cyclamen are a cheerful winter plant, with flowers that come in a variety of vibrant colours. Cyclamen do well in pots and containers – plant with other suitable seasonal plants for a wonderful winter display.

Carex Grass

Carex in an evergreen ornamental grass that sits perfectly well in a winter garden – pair with other ornamental grasses in containers for a striking seasonal display.


Gaultheria or ‘checkerberry’ is a evergreen dwarf shrub that bears striking and colourful ornamental berries. Place in a container with other plants of seasonal interest to brighten up your garden.


Hellebores are also known as the Christmas Rose and are a well loved plant during the colder months – they sit perfectly in a container as a winter display.


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.


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.


Nandina is an attractive evergreen shrub that produced wonderful flowers, and berries shortly after.

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