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Hardy winter plants for planters

From autumn onwards our gardens are often covered with leaves, and you mainly see empty branches. This could be different! How about plants that bloom in the winter?

As soon as the temperature gets colder in the autumn, most gardeners throw out their potted plants. This is not necessary at all! It’s even a pity, because you’ve put effort into the plants. It’s annoying for the plant itself as well, so much effort for one spring and summer only.

The advantages of a planter

Many perennials can survive for years in planters. Using a planter simply saves time and money.

For a plant, life in a planter is different from life in the ground. Planters do have excellent drainage, but the plants do depend on you for their nutrition.

This means that the plants you place in planters need new soil and plant nutrition once in a while. The soil in which they grow contains nutrients, but these can run out quickly. Extra feeding is therefore important!

6 easy and hardy plants

Don’t let the garden go bald and dull during the winter months. Fill your garden with colour and scent! With the next 6 flowering winter plants you can brighten up the planters in the wink of an eye.


Not the most obvious plant, but also in planters it looks fantastic. The heather comes in three types: pink, white and purple flowers.

Japanese Decorative Quince

Also known as the Chaenomeles. A plant with a woody structure that produces cup-shaped flowers in both winter and spring.


Perhaps the easiest winter plant: violets! Ideal for in a planter. In no time, your garden will be a colourful and cosy gang. And they are easy to care for too!


Real winter heroes! From autumn to spring, this beautiful plant can produce flowers. From red and pink to white flowers.

Daphne odora

A shrub that produces intensely scented flowers from winter to early spring. The plant is not called Pepper Tree for nothing! They often grow close to gates and doorways, but they are also fun to place in a planter.


This plant is also called the sweet perfume. Why is that? In winter, it produces an intense fragrance that can be seen throughout the garden. This is due to the small cream-coloured flowers she makes. These give off a perfumed scent. After the flowers, the plant will have shiny black berries.

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