Planting In Hypertufa Containers – Hypertufa is a reduction of cement, silt and peat that we usually brew adult and slap on. A cloaking of hypertufa is a good approach to make a whole lot of tatty aged pots now match. Turn a grotty dim damp garden into a regretful grotto in usually a few hours by cloaking a breeze-block wall with hilly hypertufa and teaming it with a collection of tufa-clad containers – looks poetic planted adult with a few fern and hostas, for example.
Because it looks like healthy stone, a arrange of things that demeanour unequivocally good with tufa are somewhat wild-looking plants like ferns, stone plants, and some shrubs or conifers. Bedding plants and intelligent flowers demeanour totally wrong!
Rock plants. A vast organisation of stone plants looks good in a vast stone-effect enclosure or a outrageous hilly trough. For singular pots, select drough-proof plants and grow one kind per hypertufa container, so we get a vast pile of knobbly houseleek (sempervivum) or a thick bunch od sea-thrift.
Grassy plants. The tiny black-leaved grassy-looking plant Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ is shining in a medium-sized hypertufa container, or try Acorus gramineus ‘Variegatus’, that has fans of immature and bullion striped foliage. Any of a festucas, that make blue tussocks, are good in pots too.
Conifers. Choose naturally craggy-shaped ones that demeanour roughly like bonsai trees. Grow one per pot. Junipers and pines are a safest conifers to grow in pots if we tend to forget to watering, as they are angel drought-proof. And we can get some pleasing dwarf varieties of both if we usually wish to use tiny pots.
Trees. Japanese maple, pictured, is a unequivocally good tiny tree for a pot – You get constructional shapes and good foliage, and many kinds have good tumble color. They even demeanour good in winter, since after a leaves have depressed off we can see a ‘skeleton’ of twigs.
Rock plants in vast hypertufa pot
Hypertufa wall pots
Hypertufa moss fern planter
Small hypertufa planters