Want easy impact for a sunny yard? There's a variety of plants to fit your needs.
Credit: Van Chaplin, Joseph De Sciose

Colorful Plants for Containers

  • lantana (Lantana sp.)--LS, CS, TS*
  • sun coleus--CS, TS*
  • purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')--CS, TS*
  • lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus sp.)--LS, CS, TS*
  • angel's trumpet (Brugmansia sp.)--LS, CS, TS*

Fragrant Flowering Plants

  • gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)--MS, LS, CS
  • Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)--US, MS, LS
  • lilac (Syringa sp.)--US, MS
  • Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)--US to CS
  • Armand clematis (Clematis armandii)--LS, CS
  • confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)--LS, CS, TS
  • ginger lily (Hedychium sp.)--LS, CS, TS
  • rose (Rosa sp.)--AS

Easy-Care Color

  • zinnia--annual
  • sunflower--annual
  • coneflower--US to CS
  • ornamental grass--AS
  • daylily--AS
  • lantana--LS, CS, TS*
  • coreopsis--US to CS

Drought-Tolerant Flowers

  • lantana--LS, CS, TS*
  • daylily--AS
  • coneflower--US to CS
  • sedum--US, MS, LS
  • yucca--zones depend on species
  • narrow-leaf zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)--annual

Long-Blooming Trees and Shrubs

  • crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)--US to CS
  • butterfly bush (Buddleia sp.)--US to CS
  • Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)--CS, TS*
  • French hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)--US to CS

*Can be grown in container where not winter hardy.

US = Upper South
MS = Middle South
LS = Lower South
CS = Coastal South
TS = Tropical South
AS = All South