I prefer suggesting plants that do not go dormant in the winter, nor do they need to be pruned each winter. Plants such as our grasses and salvias fall into this category and although they are beautiful during the warm months, they do not do our pots justice in the winter. My experience with potted landscape plants such as bougainvillea, sages and Texas Rangers in pots has not been satisfactory.
My list includes the following:
» Artemesia (many varieties)
» Lantana (I prefer treating this as an annual)
» Lavenders (grey leafed better – not the soft green)
» Ajuga (Shade)
» Euphorbia amygdaloides & Euphorbia martinii’ (prefer morning sun)
» Salvia: Indigo Spires
» Society Garlic
» Red Yucca
What can you add to this list? Email me.
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Clint Smith is a teacher, writer, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University studying incarceration, education,… More