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Perennials forwindow boxes!

I have a holiday cottage which has permenent containers which would be a total pain to remove.

I was thinking of putting hardy geraniums and lavender in them. They are window box size. Is this a good idea and can anyone recommend any specific varieties please?

I woul love tge holy grail of compact, long flowering and drought resistant! I would prefer something perennial too. Thanks!


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,891


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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,497

    How about Sedum confusum.I have it growing all over my garden.Looks nice in the winter as well as the summer.Nice lime green all year round and yellow flowers in spring.If it gets straggly you can cut it back and it readily shoots out again.


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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    There are many types of Thyme and Oregano plants that look great used on their own or used along the edge of the containers. Nepeta Racemosa can be grown in a container, and has a lovely informal feel.

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