hardy pot plants

Does anyone have any advice on some hardy plants that we can put in a huge terracotta pot we have please? the area is in shade all day so need to take that into account, we've also put some wall baskets there either side and would like to put some hardy plants in those that hang but don't grow too big, any ideas please? very new to all this! thanks in advance



  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    I have a couple of large ferns that have been living in large terracota pots for the last couple of years. I had a lovely fushia once that lived over them, it wasn't hardy so died but there are many hardy ones

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Hi Nina, ferns and hostas are good in pots and shade

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,789

    When you say huge - how big is huge?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Hi Nina, I have a Bambo in a large pot, and a couple of Acers


  • Thanks guys for the quick replies, we already have 2 lovely hardy fushias so would like something different and something that flowers really.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    A deutzia gracilis would be lovely.  Flowering now and smells great.

  • CheerybethCheerybeth Posts: 18

    There are some lovely shade loving cranesbill geraniums which I have thriving in quite deep shade. Alchemilla mollis, hellebores and sweet box or sarcococca are all plants that I've had success with in dry shade

  • Juniper81Juniper81 Posts: 9

    how about some Dicentras? the Bleeding Hearts are well suited in shady areas lovely as they don't grow too big

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