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Shallow rooted perennials for pots

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TiddleTaddleTat Sat 12-Oct-19 14:43:08

Just picked up 7 terracotta pots of approx 18cm diameter and about 7cm deep.
Any ideas what I could grow in these with such a shallow root area?

everywhichway Sat 12-Oct-19 17:50:29

Alpines possibly.

cometothinkofit Sat 12-Oct-19 18:10:49

Succulents - houseleeks etc.

BrettAndersonscheekbones Sat 12-Oct-19 18:17:10

Hardy geraniums are fairly shallow rooted.

TiddleTaddleTat Sat 12-Oct-19 18:31:03

Thanks - I've got mountains of houseleeks and sedum already but got started with those.
Have had a go with oregano... we'll see.
Anything with flowers? Trailing would be lovely

DustyDoorframes Sun 13-Oct-19 09:19:58

Erigeron (Mexican fleabane)? Mine is in a pot like that in the centre of an outdoor table.
Little iris and muscari bulbs in one?

MereDintofPandiculation Sun 13-Oct-19 13:10:32

Creeping thyme, miniature Dianthus species (Cheddar Pink and the like), small Erodium (storksbill), bonsai tree - I have a very nice mountain ash in a pot about that size, and it produces flowers and berries each year. Sisyrinchium - there's a deep yellow variety and a deep blue variety only a few inches high.

Slightlysurviving Thu 17-Oct-19 17:05:16


cardamoncoffee Thu 17-Oct-19 17:14:03

Oregano hot 'n' spicy is shallow rooted, it will spread across the pot and hang over the edge. Gorgeous purple flowers in the summer. It's evergreen too.

TiddleTaddleTat Thu 17-Oct-19 20:38:11

Thank you ! Lots of ideas here. I got the pots for free (from a skip!) they're a lovely shape and look homemade so I'll try and make good use of them

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