Container gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Orrville, Oh
Question by crazyx62003
May 19, 2010
I have three 20 inch pots for planting. how many plants will that hold? i am guessing i willbe purchasing 4 1/2 inch plants. also for an 8 and 12 inch pot. For some reasn this is my sticking point. I will also be using drought resistant, full sun plants.

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2010


The number of plants you can put into a container will depend upon which plants you choose. Usually one or two annnuals will fit nicely in an 8 inch pot; 3-4 in a 12 inch pot, and 5-6 in a 20 inch pot. Check the plant tags to see how large the plants will grow and space them accordingly. The key is to choose the plants you love and make sure they are watered well. Enjoy!

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