Buying 'spire' type plants - 9cm pot size
Hi newbie here - can anyone advise regarding buying perennials (online) in 9cm pots? I am looking at things like lupins, delpiniums, hollyhocks and other 'spire' plants if that's the right word - so I believe I need to buy in groups of three as the advice is to also plant them in groups or do multiple flowers spring from one pot? Are they going to be very baby plants that don't do alot in first year or is this the norm to buy them like this (I have seen lupins for sale online in 2l pots for example but for much more money...). I have bought something in a 9cm pot before (i think verbena bonariensis) that went mad and was enormous within months which was a bit of a surprise, so im not sure what to expect from this pot size. Hopefully that makes sense, thank you in advance for any advice / experience of this :-)
Generally, most 9cm pots can grow quite big in its first year, so not always necessary to get larger size plants. Hopefully someone will advise on the three spire plants, as have not grown them. I doubt you will get that many spires in the first year. With perennial plants, you need a bit of patience, I'm sure the following year, they will have two or three times as many blooms.
they will be ready to plant out next year.
Hello Fizz whizz
Last year I bought 3 X9cm pot 'perennials' for £5 from B and M garden centre. The quality was very good.
This year they have Lupins, verbena bonasiensis and foxgloves which I have just bought 3 of each for £15!
I think the foxgloves may actually be perennial as mine have come back this year, so hopefully this means more flowers this year!! (I only thought foxgloves could be biennial so was dubious)
Try a packet of Catananche seed, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOVE-PLANT-50-seeds-Cupids-Amor-Blue-Catananche-Caerulea-FLOWER/322924677395?hash=item4b2fcf8913:g:h08AAOSwcBhWYIu~
every one a winner and I think they flower the same year. Put some in a rice/yougurt (depending on how many you want)leave on the kitchen worktop, they germinate very quickly.
These were sown on 19th Feb Someone kindly sent them to me via Seed Swap thread, but I have bought the eBay ones before.
I see J.Parkers are selling one plant for £5.00!