The weather is often mild enough to sit outside so why not dress up your balcony with nice evergreens, shrubs or herbs? Even when it gets too cold, it is so nice to look out your window and watch your colorful plants blooming. We have put together a list of plants that will survive the chilly months, giving your balcony or patio a face-lift.
The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone 7. Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of hardy perennials, plants that are hardy to Zones 4 and lower (or higher in latitude). The plants on this list are definitely tough enough to survive your area's worst winters.
The colder it gets the better they look - ornamental cabbage - Looks great in containers but also works well in flower beds, borders and autumn / winter planting schemes. The Northern Lights White ornamental cabbage produces big bold white brassicas.