Question: Flowers in small pots
Hi, I have very small jars to make favors for. I would like to know if there are plants, possibly in bloom (and not succulents), that can survive even in small spaces and maybe that bloom in spring (March-June). The jars are about 6cm deep and always 6cm wide.
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Answer: Flowers in small pots
I am not able to understand your request, especially when indicating the March-June period; in the sense: if you are looking for flowers that remain in bloom for a few months, there is no problem; if instead you intend to give the pots in June, but packing them in March, and leaving them for several weeks in their packages, then I believe that in addition to succulents, there are no possibilities, because any other plant would require treatment. Your jars are small, but in fact lately the plant producers have become passionate about small plants, and often you can see really tiny plants: last spring I made beautiful flowering hydrangeas, with leaves and two inflorescences per plant, which were perfectly in a 4 cm diameter jar. They are plants that are dwarfed with particular methods and with the use of specific substances, but they are not necessarily destined to have an ephemeral existence. I have seen small plants of many kinds and varieties, from poinsettias to roses; in particular, the small roses, which are now found almost everywhere, seem to me to be the most resistant, and I have some rose plants in the garden, which originally were in tiny jars. Over the years the dimensions tend to become more "normal" if the plant is placed in the ground; but the roses can remain in contained jars for weeks, continuing to bloom. Gerberas are also often dwarfed, and are found in various sizes, from enormous ones, to tiny gerberine. I also saw donut-shaped vases for sale, with the possibility of placing a jar with flowers in the hole, and putting grass in the outer vase: the result is a tiny lawn, with real grass and real flowers, which if well in this case, the curate lasts for several weeks. Or you can think of a more symbolic and less showy gift: in the jars put soil and seeds, your guests will water the jars and get a small plant; in this case you can put in the vase of plants such as basil, which grows in a few weeks, or annual flowers as you like, such as lobelias or petunias, or whatever you prefer, or that you can find more easily. Clear that, giving a tiny plant is much more pleasant than giving a little soil with seeds. I exclude the possibility of giving other plants, for example small shrubs, because the shrubs that can be found in small pots are of kinds that have very decorative leaves, but that have been thought to be planted in spots or groups; for example you can find, even in the supermarket, many varieties of hebe with small leaves, but a single vase of hebe is not particularly showy if removed from the group of evergreen plants in which it should ideally be placed.