What are the best plants to grow in a pot? Over the years, we 3Growbags and our fantastic columnist Louise Sims have written about our favourite plants for pots. I thought it would a good idea to collect our thoughts together into a list which may help folk to get ideas for their own container-growing.
To find out what we said about any particular plant, clicking on the name will take you to the article concerned. It seemed sensible to arrange the names alphabetically, but in two groups: firstly, plants for winter and spring, and then plants for summer and autumn.
2 replies on “Plants for pots chosen by the3Growbags”
Thank you so much. All that flowering beauty. But I really love the Turkestanica tulpips. I have them too in my garden en they are coming up now! The green sprouts are already visible, and I’m hoping they’ll do well. I didn’t take the bulbs out of the ground, as most Dutch people don’t. So it’s always a surprise to see what they’ll look like this year. Fun fact about the Turkestanica tulip: it’s a wild species that originates from the mountainous regions of Central Asia. Happy to have them in my garden.
Hi Aritha, Elaine here. Thank you for writing in, glad you liked the list. The species tulips are just wonderful do-ers, aren’t they! They seem to have a joie de vivre that many of the primped and exotic hybrids lack, and what’s more, most are fabulously reliable for repeat-flowering. In these ‘cost-of-living crisis’ days, that counts for a lot. Happy gardening!