We are so used to handling pots that the sizes are second nature. However, we do appreciate that our customers probably haven’t much idea what separates a p9 from a 16T, so I’ve photographed Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ in a range of pot sizes so you can get an idea of how it all works.
- 9cm is a reference to the width across the top of the pot. They hold about 0.6L of compost and are what we would call ‘liners’ – a throwback to when young plants were routinely ‘lined out’ in nursery beds. This is the smallest size we do, which we use for smaller plants like Ficaria and plants with a quicker production cycle like Digitalis. Plants grow away great from this size, but can initially look tired in the pot by mid summer as the nutrients in the pot get used up.
1L Square Pot
- This is our standard postable size, small enough to be economical to post, but with enough volume to grow a sturdy little plant right through the season. Some plants may come in a 1L round, but that’s just geometry
- This is the size we pot into sometimes for shows. It gives that bit more nutrient and growth space to make a nice flowering plant fro display purposes. Occasionally we will send out plants in this sized pot.
- This is a size we sometimes use for more hungry perennials like Heleniums and Hellebores. It is rare for us to send out this size of pot.