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The Best Plants for the Front of Your House | Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Plants For Front Of House. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Costa Farms Live Curcuma Outdoor Plant

This product was recommended by Jeffrey Moore from Everyday Power

If you want the plant of your house to have a fresh splash of color, then this is the perfect plant for you. Curcuma plants produce elegant-looking flowers that bloom in the colors of pink, white, or purple. They are very sturdy and can survive very well even if mixed with other plants in the garden. It is best to plant them in pots so you can bring them indoors during the winter season.

Brussel’s Bonsai Live Satsuki Azalea Outdoor Bonsai Tree

This product was recommended by Craig Wilson from Gardener’s Dream

Azalea, popularly known for its clustered blanket of flowers, coming in various shades (from pink to fuchsia, red and white), soothes the residents. Growing and spreading joy with its fruity feminine fragrance also beautifully matches whatever color your household. This appealing, elegant, and easy-to-grow doesn’t require much sun, just some water content. Bright spring blooms look just perfect against the green glossy foliage as well!

American Plant Exchange Stromanthe Tricolor Easy Care Live Prayer Plant

This product was recommended by Jacquelyn Kennedy from PetDT

Living in a fairly temperate region, I am able to have exotic and tropical plants outside – and I have found that calathea stromathe triostar has a show stopping look that really makes the front of my house pop. It has elegant looking long leaves, which are variegated, with dark green, cream, and pink stripes – not something you get with every plant! Having two, one each side of the door, brightens our porch no end, and they really compliment the green color of our front door. These kinds of plants are suited to indirect and dappled light, as they originally come from the rainforest floor. Morning sun is ideal, and it loves humidity too. In the right conditions, they grow vigorously, giving a lush, bushy look to the front of your house.

Floral Artificial Green Wall Panel

This product was recommended by Ethan Hunt from Grass Warehouse

For those that don’t have the time to regularly trim and maintain their greenery, artificial green wall panels offer an authentic and hassle-free solution. This ‘floral’ style features a wide variety of vibrant natural foliage designs, breathing life into any boring wall space and simply snapping into place depending the size of your home’s front.

Costa Farms Live Indoor Ficus Lyrata, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

This product was recommended by Rachel Scott from National TASC LLC

If you are looking for a plant that can provide privacy, then opt for a big plant like the fiddle leaf fig tree. This plant has big leaves so placing several of them together can really block the view and give you privacy. Not only that, since these plants have very green leaves, they can match with any room decor and theme and provide a good aesthetic. This plant can grow at least four feet so this can very well provide a good sense of privacy. It is also very low maintenance as it just needs about 3 cups of water per week,

High Ball Shaped Boxwood Topiary Plastic Pot

This product was recommended by Rob Greene from Price of Meat

Because they’re slow growing, easy to shape and fashion as you see fit, and can provide a high degree of natural privacy while making the front of your house look good. They’re not exactly pocketbook friendly, but as an uncle of mine used to say, you get what you pay for in life and if you want the best, you’re going to have to lay the dollars down to get it.

Costa Farms White Bird of Paradise

This product was recommended by Alice Eve from Cicinia

A bird of paradise plant will add a tropical touch to your entrance. They can grow in either sun or shade, but if you get an orange bird of paradise, you’ll want to put it in the sun to bring out the blooms. If you live in a cold climate, make sure you bring it inside before it gets too cold.

Buxus Sempervirens Dense Box Hedging Plants

This product was recommended by Theia Watson from Life is a Picnic

One of the most common foundation shrubs is the boxwood because its easy to shape with some hedge trimmers and looks great outside your home. These evergreen bushes can reach 6-8, and do well in partial to full sunshine. Most people use them as the base or backdrop for their landscaping and place colorful specimens around them.

Nearly Natural Boston Fern

This product was recommended by Michael East from Griddle King

You can find ferns in many variations of sizes and shapes, but no matter what kind you choose they always look stunning and elegant at the front of your house. You can hang these in baskets or you can place them in a simple pot to decorate your porch. If you want to plant them in the ground then the best time to do this is in the fall as they require full shade to thrive.

Proven Winners Little Lime Punch Panicle Hydrangea Live Plant

This product was recommended by Matthew Osborn from Legionary

As an avid home gardener, I have found that these hydrangeas are some of the most vibrant plants, and add oodles of visual appeal to the front of your house, when planted into borders, or into a large contained by your entranceway. I particularly love this variety, Little Lime Punch, as the flowers can be such a range of colors – from the purest white to deep maroon, and everything in between. The flowers themselves are cone-shaped, rather than the slightly grandma-esque net shape of more traditional varieties of hydrangea. The long stems and vigorous flowering means that it is truly stunning.


This product was recommended by Bianca Trembley from The Best Calgary

If your front door gets a lot of sun, petunias are a colorful option that allow you to adorn your entrance with flowers. Put them in a window box, let them trail down from a hanging planter, or put them in pots around your door or even to line your steps.

Emerald Snow Semi-Dwarf Loropetalum, Evergreen Shrub

This product was recommended by Bianca Trembley from The Best Calgary

This evergreen grows four to six feet high and three to four feet wide. It features green leaves and showy, white flowers in spring. Give it full to part sun and acidic, well-drained soil. If necessary, prune it after it finishes blooming

Baby Gem Japanese Boxwood

This product was recommended by Bianca Trembley from The Best Calgary

This highly improved, glossy-leaved boxwood slowly grows into a tidy muffin about four feet tall and wide. It does well in the ground or containers and is much more pest-resistant than English or American boxwood. It likes full sun and well-drained soil.

Annet Lavender, Dormant Bare Root Perennial Plant

This product was recommended by Bianca Trembley from The Best Calgary

If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your home’s entrance, look no further than lavender. This deliciously fragrant plant will greet your guests with eye-catching violet petals and a calming scent.

Orange Rocket Barberry, Live Deciduous Plant

This product was recommended by Bianca Trembley from The Best Calgary

This easy-care Orange Rocket’ Barberry will bring a dose of brilliantly colored foliage to your yard, starting with vibrant coral new growth maturing into ruby red foliage that’ll keep the show going into the fall. It tolerates full sun to partial shade. It’s a vertically shaped shrub, reaching about four feet high and one-and-a-half feet wide once mature.

Cape Jasmine Live Plant

This product was recommended by David Attard from CollectiveRay

Cape Jasmine gives a pleasant look to your house. It appeals aesthetically, belonging to the coffee family. The abundant health benefits make it remarkable. The health benefits include relaxation during fever, irritation of the eyes, tinnitus, jaundice, sore throat, viral hepatitis, febrile illnesses, ophthalmia, hemoptysis, horrendous stools, dysuria, consumption, bubbles and impetigo. Lastly, Cape Jasmine also has antifungal and antibacterial action.

Kalanchoe Live Succulents Plants

This product was recommended by Andrea Galbreath from Just Succ It LLC

Don’t let the pretty blooms fool you. This perennial succulent plant is perfect for people who want the look of flowers but also want a low maintenance yard that minimizes water usage. It’s available in shades of pink, white, yellow, and red, so go wild with it!

Yellow Stonecrop Ground Cover Flower Seeds

This product was recommended by Jack Williams from HandymanReviewed

It’s difficult to think of a more simple perennial to grow than this little beauty. In full bloom, it makes a beautiful dome-shaped mound that hugs the ground, growing only 10-12 tall. It’s ideal for growing along the edge of your foundation bed in front of taller roses or evergreens.

Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation Ornamental Onion Flowers

This product was recommended by Jack Williams from HandymanReviewed

It has all of the same characteristics as ‘Millenium,’ except the non-spreading, mounded foliage is more distinctively blue-green rather than the emerald green of ‘Millenium.’ Rosy purple, 2 globe-shaped flowers hang like lollipops on 15-20 tall stems above the low growing foliage from mid to late summer. On bright days, pollinating bees and butterflies are likely to visit.

Aviviho Real Touch Flowers Hydrangea Artificial Flowers

This product was recommended by Jack Williams from HandymanReviewed

A panicle hydrangea is one of the simplest hydrangeas to plant around the foundation of your home. Because their sizes vary so significantly, be sure to carefully read the label while deciding which is the best fit. Some, such as the traditional ‘Limelight’ panicle hydrangea, can grow up to 8′ tall and are best placed in a corner of your home. A magnificent garden with a multi-level plantscape is one of the simplest ways to make the front of your home attractive, stylish, and charming. The greenery and blooms that grow at the intersection of the home and yard have a timeless quality to them.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae) Plants

This product was recommended by Alexa Justine Callada from Stayyy

The Bird of Paradise Plant is a tropical plant that is known for its large, showy flowers. It is native to the islands of the South Pacific. The plant has gained popularity in recent years and it has been used as an ornamental plant in gardens. It is likely to be displayed outside the house or in the front garden for its beautiful and attractive structure and color.

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Written by Zak Parker

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