70 Hanging Flower Planter Ideas (PHOTOS and TOP 10)

Top 10 flowers for hanging baskets plus our epic photo gallery of 70 flower planter ideas - huge variety of flowers and baskets.
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A massive hanging basket filled with a huge variety of flowers, so full you can't even see the basket, the flowers drape down creating a large hanging bouquet of purple, red, yellow, orange, pink and green.

One Spring I had the pleasure of selling hanging baskets at a roadside stand.  It was a great job sitting in the sun surrounded by beautiful flowers making people happy selling spectacular hanging flower baskets for them, their spouse and/or parents.

Not all hanging baskets are created equal as you’ll see in our photo gallery below.

Some are spectacular beyond words.  They are full, colorful and huge pouring out flowers like a fountain.

While most people buy hanging planters in the Spring (Mother’s Day is the biggest hanging basket occasion of the year), they can be enjoyed for 3 seasons.

The most popular hanging basket flower is the gorgeous petunia.

Petunias make for wonderful hanging baskets and they come in many colors including pink, purple, white, blue, red, yellow and orange.   Combining colors such as pink and purple is a popular option.

Types of Baskets

As you’ll see in our massive photo gallery below, you can use many types of containers as baskets for holding the flowers and/or plants.  Examples you’ll see in our gallery include:

  • Plastic pots
  • Clay pots
  • Tin Pots
  • Buckets
  • Lightbulbs
  • Wire baskets
  • Whicker baskets
  • Mason Jar
  • Glass Bottles
  • Old Cooking Pots

Top 10 Flowers for Hanging Baskets

1. Petunias

Petunias are the queen of hanging baskets.  They come in a multitude of flowers and the way they grow are perfect for hanging baskets.  I just love the bushiness and crisp colors of petunias.  Gorgeous.

Petunias hanging flower basket

2. Fuchsia

Fuchsias in hanging basket.

3. Million Bells

Hanging basket with million bells.


4. Lantana

Hanging basket with lantanas.

5. Lobelia

Hanging basket with Lobelias.

6. Geraniums

Close up of pink geranium flower.

7. Begonias

Close up of orange Begonias.


8. Impatiens

Close up of pink Impatiens.

9. Chrysanthemums

Hanging post with chrysanthemums

10. Trailing Pansies

Hanging basket with trailing pansies.

Photo Gallery of Hanging Baskets

 Here's a great example of pink hanging flowers against a white backdrop.


 Here’s a great example of pink hanging flowers against a white backdrop.  While many hanging baskets have multiple colours of the flowers this is a good example of showcasing how just one colour can look great with quite a bit of greenery.  Finally I particularly like the chain used to hang the basket.

Here is a spectacular display of several hanging flower baskets and flower planners.

Here is a spectacular display of several hanging flower baskets and flower planners. This is an example of a living wall, which are typically just plants and grasses, but in this case it’s a living wall of many different types of flowers creating an extraordinary colourful display.

A close-up photograph of light pink petunias in a hanging basket.

A close-up photograph of light pink petunias in a hanging basket.

A massive hanging basket filled with a huge variety of flowers, so full you can't even see the basket, the flowers drape down creating a large hanging bouquet of purple, red, yellow, orange, pink and green.

A massive hanging basket filled with a huge variety of flowers, so full you can’t even see the basket, the flowers drape down creating a large hanging bouquet of purple, red, yellow, orange, pink and green.

Here's a great example of how you can hang hanging baskets from the wall rather than the usual overhang or beam.

Here’s a great example of how you can hang hanging baskets from the wall rather than the usual overhang or beam.

A leafy hanging basket with pink flowers and a clay pot suspended by a woven sling.

A leafy hanging basket with pink flowers and a clay pot suspended by a woven sling.

A terrific example that not all hanging baskets need to be flowers. This is a beautiful purple pink and off-white leafy hanging basket.


A terrific example that not all hanging baskets need to be flowers. This is a beautiful purple pink and off-white leafy hanging basket.

Hanging basket with purple flowers out the top and white small flowers draping through the organic basket hanging below.

Hanging basket with purple flowers out the top and white small flowers draping through the organic basket hanging below. This is a unique hanging flower basket that you see more and more.

I particularly like this hanging basket because of the classy white pot with large hatching white chain.

I particularly like this hanging basket because of the classy white pot with large hatching white chain. The basket itself is is as pleasing to the eye as is the flower.

Hanging wicker basket with ceramic pot inside holding leafy and purple flowers.

Hanging wicker basket with ceramic pot inside holding leafy and purple flowers.

A line of four hanging baskets all in white filled with a variety of flower colours.

A line of four hanging baskets all in white filled with a variety of flower colours. This is a great example of how attractive a line of hanging baskets can look.

Massive hanging flower basket exploding with purple pink and white flowers.

Massive hanging flower basket exploding with purple pink and white flowers. This is a photograph of a truly magnificent hanging flower basket illustrating how robust and impressive they can be.

Example of two hanging flower baskets one on top of the other.


Example of two hanging flower baskets one on top of the other. If you have the height it’s a great way to really dress up the space with flowers.

Picture of an enormous hanging flower basket.

Picture of an enormous hanging flower basket. Not only is the size and colour impressive but the hanging post is also notable. In fact this shows as a great example of how you can add hanging flower baskets anywhere with a wooden post and chain.

Example of a hanging flower basket that's very wide instead of hanging down well below the basket.

Example of a hanging flower basket that’s very wide instead of hanging down well below the basket.

A cute wire sculpture serving as the container for a small flower bouquet in a small wicker basket.

A cute wire sculpture serving as the container for a small flower bouquet in a small wicker basket.

Two unique hanging flower bouquets and triangle organic baskets with large bushy flowers protruding out the top giving it an appearance of two suspended ice cream cones.

Two unique hanging flower bouquets and triangle organic baskets with large bushy flowers protruding out the top giving it an appearance of two suspended ice cream cones.

This hanging basket is an example of a small bamboo basket used to hold the flowerpot.

This hanging basket is an example of a small bamboo basket used to hold the flowerpot. This bamboo container is easily replicated and makes for an attractive basket.

Two large hanging flower baskets whose pots are held in large homemade bamboo containers that contain the flowerpots suspended from white wooden posts.


Two large hanging flower baskets whose pots are held in large homemade bamboo containers that contain the flowerpots suspended from white wooden posts.

Example of a large hanging flower basket with a wide variety of flower types and colours including yellow, red, orange, pink and purple.

Example of a large hanging flower basket with a wide variety of flower types and colours including yellow, red, orange, pink and purple.

Attractive flower basket suspended by a small chain. The unique feature here is the draping leaves hanging from below the suspended pot.

Attractive flower basket suspended by a small chain. The unique feature here is the draping leaves hanging from below the suspended pot.

Another example of a flower basket with greenery growing from the suspended pot.

Another example of a flower basket with greenery growing from the suspended pot.

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I love how large this hanging flower is and in particular how the flower blooms grow all around it including underneath. You flock piece for conduction so good to consider this

I love how large this hanging flower is and in particular how the flower blooms grow all around it including underneath. You flock piece for conduction so good to consider this

Picture of small flower bouquets planted in tin cans that are painted.

Picture of small flower bouquets planted in tin cans that are painted.

Example of a dramatic hanging flower so full of flowers, including many types and colours, such as pink, white, blue, red, and orange, that you can't see the pot.

Example of a dramatic hanging flower so full of flowers, including many types and colours, such as pink, white, blue, red, and orange, that you can’t see the pot. Also, it’s a great example of how much hanging flowers can enhance the appearance of the front face of a garage.

Log post used to hold up for hanging flowers in blue buckets in front of a tall leafy green hedge.

Log post used to hold up for hanging flowers in blue buckets in front of a tall leafy green hedge.

Spectacular pink hanging flower that is absolutely enormous hung by chain attached to a fence.

Spectacular pink hanging flower that is absolutely enormous hung by chain attached to a fence. Here is an example of how you can make a fence look beautiful. Imagine the entire length of fence with a series of hanging flower baskets that look like this.

A large garden with a series of incredible hanging flowers from trees in the midst of a large garden.

A large garden with a series of incredible hanging flowers from trees in the midst of a large garden. This picture illustrates how beautiful a landscape can be through gardening. Without question the hanging baskets enhance this garden view.

Now that is one beautiful fence because it is lined with a dance series of multi-coloured flower pots containing purple, white, yellow, and pink flowers.

Now that is one beautiful fence because it is lined with a dance series of multi-coloured flower pots containing purple, white, yellow, and pink flowers.

Example of a hanging flower basket that is a combination of flowers and plants.

Example of a hanging flower basket that is a combination of flowers and plants.

Massive hanging basket with red flowers whose pot sits in a twisted branch basket.

Massive hanging basket with red flowers whose pot sits in a twisted branch basket.

Picture of a purple flower held in a matching light purple pot.

Picture of a purple flower held in a matching light purple pot.

A clay picture held by its handle appearing to be pouring out elongated plants.

A clay picture held by its handle appearing to be pouring out elongated plants.

A picture collage of four incredible hanging flower baskets hanging from brick walls. A great example of how you can attach flower baskets to walls including brick walls making them look prettier.

A picture collage of four incredible hanging flower baskets hanging from brick walls. A great example of how you can attach flower baskets to walls including brick walls making them look prettier.

Small colourful flower bouquet in a custom wicker style basket.

Small colourful flower bouquet in a custom wicker style basket.

Photograph of several hanging flower baskets in a large open space.

Photograph of several hanging flower baskets in a large open space.

Picture of a clear Mason jar used to a small white flower bouquet. This can be used to decorate an outdoor space by using many of them, for example, around or above a patio space.

Picture of a clear Mason jar used to a small white flower bouquet. This can be used to decorate an outdoor space by using many of them, for example, around or above a patio space.

A line of five small hanging plants in unique wicker baskets.

A line of five small hanging plants in unique wicker baskets.

Example of a large yellow flowered hanging basket.

Example of a large yellow flowered hanging basket.

An old well bucket hanging from the log style beam turned into a large hanging basket.

An old well bucket hanging from the log style beam turned into a large hanging basket.

Metal bucket use to hold a variety of flowers and a colourful arrangement suspended by matching silver chain from a wooden beam.

Metal bucket use to hold a variety of flowers and a colourful arrangement suspended by matching silver chain from a wooden beam.

Whimsical metal buckets painted yellow and red with a hanger attached to them hanging from the wall of a house.

Whimsical metal buckets painted yellow and red with a hanger attached to them hanging from the wall of a house.

Glass jars used to hold small yellow and white flower bouquets.

Glass jars used to hold small yellow and white flower bouquets.

Clear light bulbs used to hold a series of small white flower bouquets.

Clear light bulbs used to hold a series of small white flower bouquets.

Example of hanging flowers without a basket. This is a woven quay of white and yellow flowers.

Example of hanging flowers without a basket. This is a woven quay of white and yellow flowers.

Picture of a beautiful round hanging flower arrangement suspended by an attractive white wired cage.

Picture of a beautiful round hanging flower arrangement suspended by an attractive white wired cage.

Photo of a purple and white flower arrangement and a hanging basket.

Photo of a purple and white flower arrangement and a hanging basket.

Terrific example of creative pots used to hold flowers. In this case old metal buckets and one old cooking pot.

Terrific example of creative pots used to hold flowers. In this case old metal buckets and one old cooking pot.

Example of a series of small ceramic pots used as planters for hanging daffodils. Take note of the rope used to hold these small flowerpots.

Example of a series of small ceramic pots used as planters for hanging daffodils. Take note of the rope used to hold these small flowerpots.

Wonderful example of how hanging flower pots can really dress up the space around the home.

Wonderful example of how hanging flower pots can really dress up the space around the home.

Example of how you can use wooden structures outside of your home to create a place to hang flowers.

Example of how you can use wooden structures outside of your home to create a place to hang flowers.

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Beautiful all purple flower hanging basket.

Beautiful all purple flower hanging basket.

Close-up of a lightbulb used to hold a tiny colourful flower bouquet.

Close-up of a lightbulb used to hold a tiny colourful flower bouquet.

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Example of a large all red flower hanging basket.

Example of a large all red flower hanging basket.








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