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Pelargonium and ipomoea pot display

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


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.

Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - October
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Planting up the pot


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.

Our tip

Deadhead spent pelargoinium flowers to prolong the season of colour.

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SuzieQ 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Where can I get a metal cage such as Dianthus etc plants are in with the stones?

marcbruder 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I too would like to know where to find such container: several Google searches led me nowhere.

Travelsarah 08/02/2013 at 22:20

I too am looking for the pebble gabions, has anyone had any luck?