How many plants should I use in my pots/hanging basket

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This depends on the size the plants will grow to.


While different plants grow to different sizes, ultimately as a rule of thumb you can divide the diameter of the hanging basket or pot by two to give the number of plants you need i.e. 14in diameter basket means you need approximately 7 plants for a top planted basket.


Or alternatively follow these simple guidelines:


Refer to our catalogue or website and find the plants that you are planning on using in your pots / hanging baskets. With the plant description will be a height and spread measurement which is the eventual size the plant grows to.

The bigger the spread of the plant the less you will need in your pots / hanging baskets.


NB Planting guidelines are based on the basket only being planted at the top; add 3 to 5 extra plants if you wish to plant in the sides of the basket as well. We have a range of hanging baskets including flat bottomed rattan baskets and top & side planting baskets


 


For compact bedding plants

 


General planting guidelines based on a standard 12in (diameter) pot/basket:


  • • Spread: 5 - 15cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 15 - 25cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 20 - 30cm – 5 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 25 - 30cm – 5 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 30 - 40cm – 3 to 5 plants
  • • Spread: 40 - 50cm – Up to 3 plants
  • • Spread: 50 - 60cm – 1 plant

General planting guidelines based on a standard 14in (diameter) pot/basket:


  • • Spread: 5 - 15cm – 6 to 9 plants
  • • Spread: 15 - 25cm – 6 to 8 plants
  • • Spread: 20 - 30cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 25 - 30cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 30 - 40cm – 3 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 40 - 50cm – Up to 3 plants
  • • Spread: 50 - 60cm – Up to 3 plants

 


For trailing varieties

 


General planting guidelines based on a standard 12in (diameter) pot/basket:


  • • Spread: 30 - 40cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 40 - 50cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 50 - 60cm – 3 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 60 - 70cm – 3 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 70 - 85cm – Up to 3 plants
  • • Spread: 85 - 100cm – Up to 3 plants

General planting guidelines based on a standard 14in (diameter) pot/basket:


  • • Spread: 30 - 40cm – 6 to 9 plants
  • • Spread: 40 - 50cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 50 - 60cm – 5 to 7 plants
  • • Spread: 60 - 70cm – 3 to 6 plants
  • • Spread: 70 - 85cm – 3 to 5 plants
  • • Spread: 85 - 100cm – Up to 3 plants   
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