Trailing plant for chimney pot.

Hi All,

I'm a newbie with a very small balcony.  I have just been giving a chimney pot (which I will put a pot into) and am looking suggestions for a nice evergreen plant that will trail over the side.  I'm in London with a west facing balcony.

Ideally something that's quite hardy and that will add a splash of colour during the summer?

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!


Thanks, Marie


  • I once visited a posh stately home.

    In a very old urn they had planted Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea"

    It looked really good!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    buddleia will grow in or on chimney pots. You don't even have to take them off the roof

  • sallya42sallya42 Posts: 18

    I have a variegated ivy in mine.  It's hardy, evergreen and there are some really pretty colours and leaf shapes available.  Mine grows so vigorously I have to chop it back every spring.  I don't need to water mine either as it seems to manage without.  It is on gravel though and hasn't been moved for years, so I suspect its roots have gone down into the soil.  I guess you would have to water yours more regularly

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Has to be this one...

     Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' Flowers Spring AND Summer. I just love it image 

  • how about a trailing clematis/

  • Try a trailling Heucherella

  • A vinca, perrriwinkle. There are some nice variegated forms, blue or purple flowers

  • Green4Green4 Posts: 1

    I am in love with the wall; a tall chimney pot - in front - with something cascading would be perfect. The wall is north facing so my plant options are pretty narrow. An ivy would be pretty robust?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,757

    If the pot is big enough, how about Clematis integrifolia Rosea  - not evergreen, but flowering from June to September and happy in the shade.  Cut it hard back every spring and feed it and it'll be glorious image

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
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