Pelargonium and ipomoea pot display

Do it:

May, Jun

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

In this pretty container display we've combined the foliage loveliness of Pelargonium 'Frank Headley' with Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust', which contrasts beautifully with the dark-leaved sedge and ipomoea. Throughout summer, the pelargonium will flower its socks off, providing further colourful contrasts, while the ipomoeas will trail gently over the sides.

You will need

  • Pelargonium 'Frank Headley'
  • Uncinia rubra
  • Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
  • Ipomoea batatas 'Bronze'
  • Diascia 'Flying Colours'
  • Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'
  • 30cm terracotta pot
  • Multi-purpose compost

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Add crocks to cover the drainage hole and fill two-thirds with compost. Plant the cineraria in the centre and the pelargoniums on wither side of it. Tuck in the sedge and ipomoeas around the edge. Top up with compost and water thoroughly.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

These plants like hot, dry conditions making this a relatively low-maintenance display. While all containers need regular watering, this one can cope with less than others – perfect if you’re often away from home.

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