10 Best Outdoor Plants

Designed by
Freddie, Founder of Patch

We hate to play favourites, but… these 10 outdoor plants definitely top our personal lists. Whether you’ve got a large patio space or a teeny windowsill, our best-of-the-best outdoor plants will inject a bit of much-needed green into your life. All super easy to care for and good lookin’ to boot, these are our desert-island faves… read on to find the perfect plant for your space.

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Laura the bay tree is always a lady — she’ll look great in any place you put her, whether on a small balcony or in a large terraced garden. She’s also super low maintenance, and her edible leaves can be used to bring flavour to your home-cooked dish.

English isn’t the only ivy on the block — Rebecca (our Australian ivy) is a great alternative who will trail just as beautifully over troughs and pots. Though she loves lounging outside, she's also more than happy to come inside, and looks great on shelves and work tops.

Fats, our Fatsia japonica (a.k.a. the ‘paperplant’) is what plant people call  'a real doer'. Practically bombproof, happy in most locations and with a beautiful shape, he's a great plant for urban or newbie gardeners.

Our Sarcococca confusa, or Coco for short, is great for fighting off seasonal sadness in the autumn and winter months. While her glossy, dark green leaves look good year-round, the winter months bring an added bonus: clusters of vanilla-scented, creamy-white flowers.

The Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ (say that five times fast), or Emerald for short, is a star in our books. Though her white-and-green-marbled leaves are as tough as old boots, they trail gracefully, and will hang down or climb up depending on where you choose to plant her.

Jasper, the Euonymus japonicus (or ‘spindle tree’), is a real looker, and a firm favourite here at Patch. He looks great on his own, or planted with a few of his brothers as a wind-proof hedge or in a smaller windowbox.

Cubby the Japanese laurel is a frequent guest star in London's gardens, thanks to his beautiful colouring and easygoing nature. He's especially happy when planted in shady gardens, making him the ideal candidate for those trickier spots.

Vinnie our cyclamen is a true rock star of the plant world, and a fantastic choice for a small space. While colourful flowering plants are a rare sight at the end of summer, Vinnie's pink, white, and crimson flowers come to life in the last warm months, and stay in flower right through early spring.

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Contains one Bay Tree, one Camelia Japonica, x2 Australian Ivy, one Fatsia Japonica, one Sarcococca Confusa, one Euonymus Fortunei Emerald Gaiety, one Ilex Crenata Ball, one Euonymus Japonicus, one Japanese laurel and one Cyclamen. Pots, compost and drainage material are also included. 


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