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Trailing Plant For Chimneypot

harmonyharmony Posts: 327
Hi, any suggestions for a trailing plant for my chimney pot. Something perennial, evergreen and long flowering, preferably blue, purple or white. I find it much easier to ask you guy's rather than trailing round the garden centre. I recently visited my local Wyevale garden centre and came away not buying anything ( prices gone sky high and hardly any choice not like it used to be ) might have to start buying online if anyone can give any recommendations. Thanks.. Pot is in full sun.
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,271
    Hi Harmony, That's a big ask and I can't think of much that would fit your criteria, but possibly the prostrate rosemary or a veronica prostrata might do it. No doubt others can think of more.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,901
    Trailing rosemary?  
    Utah, USA.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,168
    edited May 2018
    Trailing, perennial, evergreen and long flowering. It is a big ask. There are plants like trailing ceanothus, but it's not long flowering. Erigeron might work - trailing (kind of) but pretty evergreen, if it's sheltered, certainly long flowering. I think it does not play nicely with other plants as its root system gets enormous and it pushes others out. But a pot of just erigeron might do. Ivy will do what you ask. A trailing herbaceous clematis might be nice, but is not evergreen.

  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 189
    nasturtiums, may not be perennial but easy to grow, masses of flowers
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,715
    Years ago in an open garden in Wiltshire the owner had a large pot on a plinth ...in it was nothing else but the invasive golden Lysimachia nummularia aurea which hung down right round the planter. It looked stunning...it glowed. I have never forgotten it.
    Safe from invading the rest of the garden as well.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=lysimachia+nummularia+aurea&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjR-erO0Z7bAhULBMAKHS0OAO4Q_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=943
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    Lithodora has blue flowers but may take a wee while to trail down.
    SW Scotland
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    I have a couple of terracotta pots which fit in the top of my chimney. I can chop and change them when I fancy it.
    There's diascia and trailing verbena in it at the moment, but I might change it for red thubergia and little trailing petunias whose name begins with K (??) 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,168
    edited May 2018
    Or trailing lobelia - not remotely any of the things you asked for, but it can be blue / white and looks a picture when mixed trailing down a chimney pot. Easy to buy bedding from a GC or online.

    Btw, are your current plants in a pot or have you filled the whole thing with soil?
  • harmonyharmony Posts: 327
    ju1i3 said:
    nasturtiums, may not be perennial but easy to grow, masses of flowers
    Ive got 3 nasturtium seeds left and was looking around earlier for a place to put them,might do that and find something later. Thanks..
  • harmonyharmony Posts: 327
    Years ago in an open garden in Wiltshire the owner had a large pot on a plinth ...in it was nothing else but the invasive golden Lysimachia nummularia aurea which hung down right round the planter. It looked stunning...it glowed. I have never forgotten it.
    Safe from invading the rest of the garden as well.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=lysimachia+nummularia+aurea&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjR-erO0Z7bAhULBMAKHS0OAO4Q_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=943
    Is that creeping Jenny?.
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