Plant Index: N-Q

A Plant Index and Plant Identification Guide showing the best flowers for your Container Garden. Treat yourself to a planter garden and use this flower planting guide as your reference.


Regular gardening host several hurtles that can sometimes be difficult to jump over.

Container planting your most treasured flowers is a great way to master those hurtles and ease the worry of flower care.

Caring for flowers is drastically easier when you don't have to worry about soil-borne diseases, the difficulty of watering plants, and the flowers unique sun needs. (Containers are portable, ya know!)

With that in mind, are you looking to start or add to some of your deck plants, or even spruce up your patio garden? Use this flower index to help you pick out winners for your container growing adventure!


Nasturtium Tropaeolum

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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) 

Plant grows to 9 inches in height 

Requires Full Sun 

Blooms All Summer 

Nemesia Nemesia

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Nemesia (Nemesia) 

Plant grows no more than 12 inches in height 

Full Sun is a Must 

Blooms until Frost 

Ornamental Cabbage Brassica

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Ornamental Cabbage (Brassica) 

Plant grows to 12-18 Tall and Wide 

Requires a lot of Full Sun 

Leaves have their best color in Fall and Early Winter 

Pansy Viola Wittrockiana

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Pansy (Viola Wittrockiana) 

Plant grows no more than 8 inches in height 

Winter Pansies: Full Sun 

Summer Pansies: Some Shade 

Summer Pansies: Bloom All Summer 

Winter Pansies: Bloom until Frost 

Phlox Phlox

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Phlox (Phlox) 

Plant grows to 4-8 inches in height 

Requires a lot of Full Sun 

Blooms from Summer until Frost

Polyanthus Primula

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Polyanthus (Primula) 

Plant grows to 6-12 inches in height 

Full Sun or Partial Shade 

( Needs rocks/filler in bottom of Container ) 

Blooms Late Winter until Spring 

Prince of Whales Feathers Celosia

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Prince of Whales Feathers (Celosia) 

Dwarf Varieties grow to 10-12 inches in height 

Requires Full Sun 

Blooms through Summer 

Need more choices for Annual Container Gardening? Find more in this Flower Finder by clicking below.

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