Metal Planters ~ for beauty that grows with age

Outdoor metal planters are durable and often increase in beauty as they age. Whether you love the rich color of copper or the strong industrial look of steel or cast iron—the one characteristic that sets metal garden planters apart is the beauty that aging can add to their surface color and texture. Zinc planters are currently very popular as they add a dramatic, often contemporary, style to any outdoor decor of your garden landscape or on your deck or patio.

copper metal garden plantersFrom year to year, as your metal planters age, you will find they can take on a completely different look—providing a new look for container garden plantings and groupings.

Metal garden planters are often used as 'cache pots'—decorative containers which hold a planted plastic or resin pot inside. If you have tall or over-sized planters that you don't want to fill with soil, insert an inexpensive plastic pot turned upside down, then add your planted container. You may still want to ensure the metal cache pot has a drainage hole, so excess water doesn't pool at the bottom.

Characteristics of Metal Outdoor Planters


  • will not chip, crack or break
  • most metal planters often gain beautiful color, or patina, as they age
  • heavy cast iron is a good choice for landscape planters in public areas such as driveways and front yards


  • metal planters can really heat up in strong sun which rapidly dries the soil and can damage roots
  • are non-porous, making addition of adequate drainage holes important
  • many are heavy, so consider their weight carefully when planning their location
  • in extremely wet regions it is a good idea to coat metal planters with a non-toxic rust inhibitor

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Aluminium Home Ranch PlanterAluminium Home Ranch Planter
Small enough for your urban lifestyle and big enough for your imagination, the Planterworx Home Ranch Planter takes home gardening to the next level. Designed to grow your summer crop of tomatoes and lettuce or your all-year herbs, this planter can also play host to your window flowers or Christmas blossoms. Made of powder-coated aluminum or steel construction and available in white, silver, pewter or corten finishes. SimplyPlanters
Metal Wall Mounted Cedar Herb Garden PlanterRectangle Metal Wall Mounted Cedar Herb Garden Planter
A blend of elegant design and lasting function, the H. Potter Large Square Stainless Steel/Copper Plated Pot is great for any home landscape or garden. It is mounted atop four matching spheres on its own box platform and features a gradually widening flared top that rounds inward. Handmade of stainless steel, this pot will lend a distinctive feel to any indoor or outdoor setting. Its beautiful rustic copper-plated finish adds to its charm. SimplyPlanters

Self-watering Resin Planters Sussex Self-Watering Resin Planters
Well, not technically metal, but copper look-a-like planters
Crafted of resin and natural materials, the Sussex self-watering frost-proof resin planters include a self-watering reservoir system that ensures your plants get the water they need. Frost-proof resin composite planters have the look of copper and are practical and durable, for use indoors and out. Use them to add easy-care greenery to doorways, patio, deck or yard. They offer an expensive look at a very affordable price. Plow & Hearth