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Poppy24Poppy24 Posts: 8

Ive been given a Tower Pot from T&M and i'm looking for some help choosing a climber to go in it. I will be on the patio in the sunshine for most of the day. Looking for something long flowering and perennial if possible. Thanks!


  • How about a passion flower… a bit exotic looking, vigorous and long flowering season..

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    The pot looks quite small to support anything too free growing. I would go for a small growing clematis like Francis Rivis or Arabella and just make sure the pot is shaded. Clematis like it cool at the roots with its head in the sun. The emphasis is on small growing as some clematis are rampant and will need a much bigger pot. Francis Rivis will only grow to about 5 feet which would be ideal.

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  • Definitely a clemati, lots to choose including evergreen types and lots of perfumed varieties. Happy choosing!


  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    hi you may want to try next year a cucumelon which is a perrenial.

    a climber which produces small grape like fruit which taste like a cucumber and lime really good.

    end of the season pot up and bring inside for the winter and replant next may


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