The Primrose Annual Garden Report shares the most popular plants from the previous year. These trends tend to shift every year, and the report is always a fascinating one to read.
In the 2022 report, listed these as the top 10 best-selling plants:
- Cherry blossom
- Apple tree
- Rose bush
And while live plants are great, sometimes you need an artificial alternative. Freshen up your home décor with some of our favorite artificial versions of these trendy plants.
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Artificial Alternatives to Live Petunias
It’s no surprise that the No. 1 plant is the friendly, colorful petunia. These plants love pots or flower beds and are easily grown anywhere outdoors. Petunias come in many dreamy colors from hot pink to purple or red.
We love this pink arrangement option that would look wonderful on a side table in your home. You can also use it to brighten up an outdoor patio seating area.
Since it comes as a spray of flowers, it would also look fabulous as an addition to an arrangement you already have in your home.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Cherry Blossoms
Though they didn’t nab the top spot, cherry blossoms were not far behind in spot number two. However, they did come in first for the overall favorite tree.
Live cherry blossoms bloom for just a short time, but you can bring their beauty home year-round with an artificial alternative.
These cherry blossoms come in sets of three in white or pink. You’ll love that they add a unique touch to any space. Consider pairing these with another top ten flower to make a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Geraniums
As number three on the list, geraniums are a classic favorite. That this reliably lovely plant is a favorite shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Geraniums have big, beautiful blooms and look fantastic on any patio. This bouquet option is just calling to give your outdoor space a little extra love. With options in pink, red, white, and yellow, you’re sure to find a color that perfectly complements your patio decor.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Apple Trees
What’s more wholesome than apple pie? A whole apple tree, of course!
While it is difficult to have a convincing artificial alternative apple tree, we are big fans of these apple tree branches.
They bring a simple, interesting, and even elegant design element to your space. Consider adding these to a colored vase on your kitchen table for a fabulous and modern take on floral arrangements.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Fuchsia
As the name suggests, fuchsia flowers are vibrant and lively. They certainly add an extra pop of color to any space in which you put them.
These fuchsia flowers would make an excellent addition to any room for someone who loves pink. These would best serve an area with basic or even neutral colors so that they can pop and provide a perfect place for the eye to travel.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Verbena
Live verbena is also called vervain. This verbena bush is a fabulous option for an artificial outdoor landscaping space. While the real verbena requires a fair amount of care, this synthetic version requires very little maintenance.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Rose Bushes
Roses are a timeless favorite and a classic flower representing love. So, it is no wonder they appear on this list. Roses come in many different colors, and with artificial options, they even come in varieties not regularly found in nature.
Even though they are popular, live rose bushes can be finicky to maintain. On the other hand, artificial rose bushes are pretty easy to care for. We love this 21” artificial pink rose plant, and we think you will, too.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Clematis
The creeping vines of clematis are lovely for creating a privacy wall and even a bit of division within a space. While live clematis can be challenging to tame, you will find that this artificial one is much more obedient.
If you aren’t quite sure how to arrange these plants to create a plant wall, we have you covered there, too. Plant walls make beautiful additions to an outdoor space, but they can also make a lovely photo wall at your next event as well.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Wisteria
Wisteria is a dreamy, lovely plant. With the weeping flowers from the branches, these plants add a certain whimsy and fantasy.
This 72″ wisteria tree would make a beautiful addition to the corner of any outdoor or indoor living space.
Artificial Alternatives to Live Lavender
Lavender is renowned for bringing peace and tranquility to any space. It is often reminiscent of a faraway, peaceful place.
It makes a wonderful addition to any room and can be used to create arrangements, decorate box planters, or even be planted for outdoor landscaping.
We love these lavender blooms, and they come in fushia, light purple, orange, darker purple, yellow, white, and red.
Any of these options would make an excellent alternative to popular houseplants, and we hope you’ll find something perfect for any setting. If you want to get truly creative, you could also add all of these options into one large bouquet.
What are some of your favorite ways to use these beautiful blooms? We would love to know! Connect with us by leaving a comment below.