Can I plant a perennial in a large container?

  7 answers
  • Sure, why not? What do you have in mind?

  • Yes, just make sure the container has drainage.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 26, 2018
    Sure --- dwarf box woods, some cedars, dwarf gardenias, things that are slow growing and cold hardy for your area; because they don't have the protection of a LOT of earth around them, insulated / fiberglass containers are best;

  • Anne Brennan Anne Brennan on Apr 26, 2018
    Yes! My mother-in-law used containers to grow Canna's and the tall Pampas grass. Since she was renting, she did not want to permanently change the landscape. She wintered them over in her garage, watering lightly 1-2 times per month. She kept them for all 6 years she lived in the home. She did the same for geraniums, begonias and other annuals, keeping for 2-3 seasons or longer.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 26, 2018
    As you see, you sure can:) If you fill the bottom about 1/4 or so with foam peanuts, it won't be so heavy and will have some drainage. If your pot has a hole in the bottom, that's great! But, before you put anything in the pot, cover the hole with a coffee filter. This will keep the dirt in and let the extra water out. Just be sure to water regularly, pots dry out quickly. Fertilize too, everything needs to eat:)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 26, 2018

  • Han11807599 Han11807599 on Apr 26, 2018
    I have purple cone flowers & powder blue fescue (sp?) planted in large planters, it comes back every spring & it gets well below zero here during winters.