delphinium in container

karen_tennessee(7a)May 10, 2011

I just purchased medium highth blue delphinium to plant in a container. I will use it as an annual. The container I was going to use is 14" wide and 13" deep. They say you can grow anything in pots, however after googling I think I might have made a mistake. I have a larger container however it is taller and just a little wider. Should I return them or should I give them a try?

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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

I've grown delphs in pots by default -- I never got around to planting some I started from seed. They actually bloomed very nicely and even overwintered in the pots. I think it's worth a try. If my accidental delphs did so well, just think how well your intentional ones will do!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 3:50PM
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Thanks Susan, I feel alot better and will try them. Thanks Karen

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 6:31PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

you said your pot is taller and wider....on the tv gardening shows they stress that taller keeps plants from getting their roots wet. Which is good. Some plants like wet feet but others do not.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 10:31PM
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I think your present container will work fine. "Wet feet" if a problem, is related to the mix used, and that is addressed abundantly on this forum. Al

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 9:21AM
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