These Colorful Outdoor Plants for Patio & Porch will inspire you to enhance your entryway and boost your curb appeal!
The best way to increase the curb appeal of your home with vivid hues is to add greenery. Here are some fantastic Colorful Outdoor Plants for Patio & Porch that’ll do the job just right!
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Colorful Outdoor Plants for Patio & Porch
Botanical Name: Stromanthe
This exotic plant features dark green variegated leaves with pink and cream stripes—the backside of the leaves has a pink-purple hue that makes it more attractive. Check out all the details of growing Stromanthe here.
Have a look at the best Stromanthe varieties here
2. Ornamental Grass
Ornament Grasses give an accent and texture to your home—they look great in patios, lawns, gardens, and meadows.
Find out the best ornamental grasses here
Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum
The bright color of crotons accentuates the beauty of any space with their leathery, thick foliage in different shades, sizes, and shapes.
Check out our article on growing crotons here
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums come in a range of colors that match significantly with autumn’s pumpkins and gourds for a terrific seasonal show. Grow mums in full sun.
Here’s all you need to know about growing Chrysanthemums
5. Fan Flowers
Botanical Name: Scaevola aemula
The small fan-like blooms are hardy annuals that flower all summer long—they are available in beautiful shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. Fan flowers require full sun.
Botanical Name: Begonia
Begonias offer a range of different dark colors, including pink, white, red, rose, white, or orange. They constantly flower without deadheading, though some varieties are planted for colorful foliage.
Check out the best types of Begonias here
Botanical Name: Rosa
You can grow different rose varieties on the patio. Use containers that can tolerate freezing temperatures in winter, such as; plastic and wood, terra cotta, and ceramic, are not good options.
Go for climbing varieties for a more fantastic display of blooms!
Here’s everything you need to know about growing roses
8. Sweet Alyssum
Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima
This pretty annual cascade gracefully from the planter’s rim to relish the sweet scent! Place it along with seating areas in full sun, but it can manage partial shade as well.
Botanical Name: Mandevilla
The trumpet-shaped red, pink, or white blooms on vines climb beautifully on the trellis. Grow it under the sun but provide some shade in the hottest regions, mainly in southern climates.
Botanical Name: Tagetes
Marigolds thrive on neglect and tolerate drought, heat and last till the first hard freeze. The bright hues pop beautifully in pots—to keep them flowering, regularly pinch off the spent blossoms.
Here are the best Marigolds to grow in pots
11. Million Bells
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
This low-maintenance annual look-like petunias and comes in a range of hues with single and double flowers. Calibrachoa can withstand light cold breeze and require partial to full sun.
Check out our article on growing Million Bells here
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
This sturdy drought-tolerant annual flowers entire summer without any demands. It grows best in full sun. Learn more about growing lantana here.
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Botanical Name: Lavandula
This hardy plant shows off silver leaves and deep purple-blue fragrant blossoms that look amazing in containers and baskets. It does well in full sun.
Check out our article on growing Lavender in pots here
14. Black-Eyed Susan
Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata
This annual shows off creamy white, bright oranges, and yellow blooms over green foliage. Allow it to climb on a trellis for a colorful privacy screen. It prefers partial to full sun.
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Growing herbs on the patio not only provide you with fresh supplies for your cuisines but also fill that area with the aromatic breeze.
For full sunny areas, grow basil and rosemary, whereas for shady spots, go for parsley, thyme, and cilantro that prefer sun but manage in the shade as well.
Botanical Name: Pentas lanceolata
Egyptian star cluster offers cheery star-shaped blossoms that flower in dense clusters of pink, white, lavender or red throughout summer. It grows up to 18-24 inches long.
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
This ornamental plant display colorful, variegated patterned leaves that can enliven your patio and porches beautifully. Grow coleus in the sun or shade and keep it well-watered for fine growth.
Check out the best coleus varieties here
Botanical Name: Caladium
Caladiums grow happily on partially shaded patios, but one thing that this plant dislikes is cool climates. The heart-shaped leaves in brilliant shades do well in bright indirect light.
Have a look at the best caladiums here
Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae
Bromeliads bring a fun accent to porches and patios, either they blossom or not. They can withstand low light conditions and often fades after flowering. Learn more about care and growing conditions here.
Check out the best bromeliad varieties for indoors here
Botanical Name: Heliotropium
The vanilla-scented ornamental clusters of violet blooms look great in patios and porches. It does well in both full sun or partial shade and rich, moist soil.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa sinensis
Big blossoms in neon shades make hibiscus an apt choice for a patio—give lots of sunlight and water to keep them blooming till fall. Keep in mind that tropical hibiscus is tender to cool temperatures and prefers the 70-90 F range.