Looking for plants that can be used in flower boxes or containers and look great all winter? Here’s a combination that will have lasting flowers and color, and will also be hardy enough to withstand the outdoor temperatures of the Pacific Northwest.
These are the plants used in order from left to right, based on the above photo:
Coral Bells: Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’
Wire Vine: Muhlenbeckia complexa
Pansy: Pansy ‘Delta Premium White’
Hardy Cyclamen: Cyclamen ‘Laser Synchro Purple’
Hardy Cyclamen: Cyclamen ‘Laser Rose’
I personally like using slight variations of similar colors, which is why I chose to use two different pink/magenta Cyclamens.
The Cyclamens and Pansies will flower from November through March and possibly beyond especially if you continue to deadhead. Both plants will retain their foliage which is another perk.
The Heuchera is used for its bright bold chartreuse color. It can be a great asset against a dark colored house. It will eventually flower with tall slender pink ‘bells’, but will be later in spring.
The Wire Vine will eventually grow downward to create the ‘spiller’ effect. It is mostly evergreen and you can keep it in the box for many years and change the other flowering plants around it.
Other great winter container plant options include:
Black Mondo Grass