DIY: Red, White and Blue Flowerpot Combinations

Red, white and blue flower pot combinations are a great way to show your pride midsummer, when the American Fourth of July holiday comes around. This festive color combination attracts attention, goes well together and is easy to put together with all the flower choices that you have available to you. In addition to finding flowers that are red, white and blue in color, it is important to think about the way each family grows and fills a pot so that you put compatible flowers together in the same containers.

Red, White and Blue Flower Pot

Try these flower pot combinations to put together cheery and patriotic red, white and blue blooms.

Red Geranium Combination

Red geraniums are a great centerpiece for a fourth of July potted container because geraniums are a floral choice that keeps giving and giving. Geraniums, when deadheaded, can continue to bloom and bloom all summer long. Pair this flower with white alyssum with will drape over the side of your pot and also flower all summer, and purple or red salvia plants which add their own pop of color without dominating the combination.

Red Celosia

For a unique and interesting red flower, try Red Celosia, which slightly resembles the seeded head of bushy ornamental grass.  These plumes should be planted at the center or towards the back of the container because they can grow from two to three feet in height under the right conditions. Pair these with blue lobelia, which produces masses of tiny flowers that drape when planted near the edges of the pot and Silver Dusters, which are shorter than celosia and have a great white color.

Red Petunias

Red Petunias come in several different varieties, and each is a great base for your patriotic potted combination. If you opt for tall, traditional petunias, they should be the centerpiece. Wave petunias are long growers and will drape themselves over the side and down the length of pots. Pair red petunias with white snapdragons, which push up tall spikes and flowers along the stem and blue bachelor’s buttons.

Alternate Flowers

There are several other red, white and blue flowers that you can create patriotic combinations with, but there are a few things that you should remember. With the Fourth of July being mid summer, opt for sun and heat lovers, so that they will flourish. Make sure that you go for three colors, but also three different types of growers in order to create a beautiful looking pot.



  1. melisa says

    Blue flowers are very hard to come by. These are really close, I love grape hyacinths, and plant them every year. I like this idea.

  2. Alicia Morris says

    Red whit and blue what pretty flowers I love flowers and this is a great idea will try it in my big flower pot or my tires we have made int planters thanks for the great idea will see what I can find when we go to town next time

  3. says

    This is the exact combination of red,whit and blue flowers I have right now on my kitchen table. Also, when i received a nice bouquet of daisies, I added them in as well. It turned into a very pretty bouquet. Great minds do think alike!

  4. Vennie M. says

    Red White and Blue just kinda looks like summer! Blue color is hard to come by, but, bachelor buttons are a beautiful dark blue!

  5. Shannon says

    This is adorable! Thank you for sharing this gardening tip with us and this would make a great gift too!!!

  6. lisa says

    Very pretty flowers. They compliment each other. I think an orange and maybe purple flower in there would look nice too.

  7. Natalie Brown says

    Hi! These are great ideas. It’s always hard for me to think of blue flowers but you really helped. Thank-you! (Pinned) :)

  8. lisa says

    I love fragrant flowers. Lilac, lily, magnolia. I have several planted. As soon as you walk outdoors, you’re hit with the perfume.

  9. Sally T. says

    I really like the red white and blue container but,I have to something
    a little different for the Fourth of July,because of the zone I am in.

  10. Birdiebee says

    Wow, how beautiful are those pot combinations I love the look. I have already planted mine for this year but next year I want to plant these. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Danielle Papsis says

    You flowers came out nice. My mom has a knack for arranging flowers- live, cut or silks and could spend hours doing it but I didn’t inherit that talent. I’d love to see more ideas like this.

  12. April Farley says

    You R/W/B planter looks SO precious! I have done a couple of planters this year but instead of all flowers I did edible flowers & Veggie plants. They are starting to fill in and look pretty cute! Perhaps next year I will copy your R/W/B planter. My hubbie will scream Ig I make one more planter . LOL yes it is like that round here lots and lots of growing things everywhere.

  13. Sarah Oswald says

    I have never tried container gardens before but this would be wonderful to try and very patriotic too. Thanks for the idea I hope to be able to try it out this year I just hope our garden center has blue flowers for it. Thanks for the idea.

  14. lisa says

    I just love flowers. My favorite time of year is the spring time when the flowers start to bloom. Hope you have a happy July 4th!

  15. says

    Wow, some great flower suggestions. The only problem for me is finding annuals this time of year. All of the big box stores around me are sold out and only have perennials and big trees and shrubs. I’ll have to scout out some of the smaller nurseries and see if I can find any.

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