Updated June 11, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

The 9 Best Planter Urns

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Planter urns bridge the artistry of antiquity and the ingenuity of modern materials, tying together indoor and outdoor spaces with ornamental pieces that are well suited to house some of Mother Nature's most beautiful creations. Whether planting flowers or training topiary shrubs, these elegant receptacles are sure to please both professional and amateur horticulturalists alike. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Novelty Classic

2. Novelty Grecian

3. FCMP Outdoor Heritage

Editor's Notes

June 11, 2021:

We're happy to report that our previous selections are all still great choices. Both the Novelty Grecian and Novelty Classic are as simple and affordable as they come and are engineered to resist damage from the elements. If you want some taller and a bit more elegant, consider the H Potter Rustic or FCMP Outdoor Heritage. Alternatively, the Christopher Knight Moroccan is made from real stone and is actually quite reasonably priced for such high-quality material.

March 22, 2020:

If you aren’t purchasing artificial plants or trees to go along with your urn planter, don’t forget to make a checklist of handy items that might help you along. While you don’t necessarily need a whole gardening kit to get the job done, you should consider getting a small trowel for shoveling soil so you don’t end up using a large spoon or cake slicer like I always find myself doing when planting. If you’re planting multiple items in one or several urns and want to keep track, using garden markers never hurts.

While the FCMP Outdoor Heritage and H Potter Rustic stretch the definition of “urn” when it comes to planters, both share many of the traits that define the genre, and would be used in essentially the same situations, fulfilling the same function, so it felt like they wanted to be on the list. While I would have liked to include more designs with attractive relief work such as the Christopher Knight Moroccan, verifying the quality and reception of many offerings proved difficult.

Special Honors

The Home Depot While it might seem like a no-brainer, The Home Depot has a great selection of urn planters made from a range of materials, many of which have been decently vetted by other customers. Since they've got plenty of brick and mortar stores, you could even go out and take a look at your options in person before settling. homedepot.com

Amedeo Design In addition to a section dedicated completely to customizable planter urns, this purveyor of classically inspired containers also does fountains, statues, and other decorative pieces. Each design is crafted from a strong and lightweight trademarked material that is reparable and backed by a lifetime guaranty and warranty. amedeodesign.com

4. Bloem Pedestal

5. Southern Patio Utopian

6. HowPlumb 12"

7. Bloem Grecian

8. H Potter Rustic

9. Christopher Knight Moroccan


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 11, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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