Ophiopogon and astelia pot display

Do it:

Sep, Oct, Nov

Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

In this pot design, the graceful astelia and black ophiopogon add structure, while a small-flowered blue pansy or viola unites the blue pot and the plants.

You will need

  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' x2
  • Astelia chathamica
  • Pansies x3
  • Blue glazed pot about 40cm across
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks

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Place some crocks in the bottom of the pot and cover with a layer of compost. Remove the astelia from its pot and position it in the middle of the display. Add compost and firm it around the rootball to hold it in place.

Position the ophiopogon plants around the astelia, firming them in with compost, then add the pansies. Top up the pot with compost and firm it down. Water well.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Astelia can be a little tender so position this display in the most sheltered spot you have. Protect the plants with fleece if you live in a chilly area or if an extremely cold snap is forecast – this simple step should keep any damage at bay.

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