Design/build: Patriotic plants for the landscape

Updated Jul 3, 2023


Incorporate the American spirit in your next plant installation project.

As we look ahead to the Fourth of July tomorrow, here are some patriotic plant installation ideas.

patriotic-gardenThe obvious color combination is red, white, and blue when designing a flower bed that captures the American spirit. If you’re looking for a good group of annuals that do well in full sun, here are some options from

  • Red snapdragons
  • White heliotrope
  • Blue ageratum
  • Red geraniums
  • White alyssum
  • Blue ageratum
  • Red salvia
  • White petunia
  • Blue lobelia

As far as designs go, you have a few options. Some clients opt for a traditional bed with flowers in the shape of the American flag. For a more subtle layout, you can put the flowers in rows, with the larger ones in the back. Or, for a more conceptual design, use purple blooms instead of blue. And for a more portable option, there are always containers.

No matter what design or plants you choose, make sure the plants not only share a patriotic color but also the same sun and zone requirements.

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