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What to plant in a large pot with Foxgloves?

My foxglove has finished flowering for this year, and there is room in the pot for something else, I need a plant that doesn't take too much horizontal space, maybe a climber? Something that can coexist in the pot with the foxglove. Position is a south facing balcony, near a wall. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,870
    Foxgloves are biennial,  once it’s flowered that’s it’s lot, unless you have new plants to replace it, it’s finished.
    Unless you have a perennial type? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • My one (I can't remember what type it is!) flowered again this year, I've had it for two years. Year one it only had one spike, this year it produced 5! I thought it would not make any more after a year. Maybe it is perennial...
  • My foxglove is over too but loads of seedlings coming up in the pot so I’m not re planting anything in it to give the seedlings time to develop before pricking out and growing on.
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,870
    Early sown seeds will produce a spike in the first year,  I always cut it off should it try. 
    Last year was it growing time, this year it flowered. 
    If it dropped seeds in your tub you will get more next year which will bloom the following year. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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