Ideas & Inspiration

How to Create Planters with Red, White and Blue Flowers

Red, White and Blue for Entertaining
Red, White and Blue for Entertaining

For entertaining, try something different with a blue flowerpot brimming with a red and white floral arrangement. In the photo above, red calibrachoa and white petunias are used.


Add red apples in blue and white bowls for more festive decor.

Combinations for Containers
Combinations for Containers

For instant impact in your garden, try flower beds filled with red salvia, white begonias and violet ageratums. They’ll take you from July 4 and even past Labor Day.


Decorative urns or hanging baskets can bring some flower power thrilling and spilling with red salvia, white begonias and violet blue ageratums. Or hanging baskets filled with red impatiens, white petunias and blue lobelia.

Instant Impact for Your Porch
Instant Impact for Your Porch

Take the guesswork and messy work out of your red, white and blue arrangement. Pick up a patriotic Drop-N-Bloom or other pre-made July 4 containers at The Home Depot Garden Center.


These combinations of flowers, such as verbena and geraniums, drop right into your own decorative containers at home.


And every arrangement, whether in a container or bed, needs a waving flag to complete the look.

Choose Blue Flowers
Choose Blue Flowers

Pick out more flowers with any of the choices below to create fun and celebration-worthy planters festooned with red, white and blue.


You could also choose a monotone look that still brings the fun right to your door with the above door basket wreath.


Violet and Blue Favorites:

Ageratum

Angelonia

Borage

Browallia

Evolvulus (dwarf morning glory)

Hydrangea

Lobelia

Phlox

Salvia

Torenia

Verbena

Power of Red Flowers
Power of Red Flowers

You’ll get the classic patriotic annual with red geraniums. Pick up a couple of urns and pop them inside for All-American curb appeal. Another all-star player, pentas bring deep red star-shaped blooms that would look natural for a star-spangled red, white and blue container. 


The Power of Red:

Begonia

Celosia

Dahlia

Dipladenia

Impatiens

Nasturtium

Rose

Salvia

Verbena

Zinnia

Dreamy White Flowers
Dreamy White Flowers

Many of the above flowers, such as begonia and rose, also come in white. Creamy magnolia, hydrangea and gardenia blossoms, and spikes of white iris and gladiolus, can become part of a red, white and blue display, too.


Soft and Dreamy White Flowers:

Browallia

Cleome

Calibrachoa

Daisy

Lantana

Lily

Nicotiana

Phlox

Snapdragon

Torenia

Vinca