Question: Can I grow Aubrezia in pots?

I kindly ask for information
can we grow aubrezia seedlings in balcony pots?
alternatively what can I grow?
thank you


Dear Antonella,
Aubrezia is a small creeping perennial plant, which is cultivated without problems in pots or in the open ground; it is a plant with few needs, which blooms in the spring months, and produces a carpet of small, slightly pubescent, often evergreen leaves. Clear that in pot it will need some additional care, such as periodic fertilization and some watering if the growing medium is very dry.
Most perennials can be grown in pots, and among these, many are ground cover and small in size, such as Aubrezia, and therefore can accompany this small plant without overdoing it.
They are also quite common in garden cultivation, so it should not be difficult to find them in the nursery. Most Italian nurseries trade perennials in small square pots, you immediately notice them because they are relegated to a semi-shaded, cool and damp corner of the nursery.
Not all perennials are spread in the same way in Italy, usually in the nursery near your home you will find those that are best suited to live in the area where you live; I will list some of them, which need cultivation and sizes similar to Aubrezia.
Ajuga, Alyssum, Anacyclus, Bellis, Camanula (there are dozens of species, almost all with blue flowers), Cerastium, Coreopsis, Delosperma, Carnations (dyanthus, there are several, of all sizes), Heuchera, Lamium, Lithodora, Phlox, Oxalis, Eranthis, Geranium Gypsophila, Sedum, Semprevivum, Pulmonaria, Saponaria, Verbena, Vinca, Timo (many species, all ground cover, some with variegated leaf), Veronica.
When you go to the nursery to look for these perennials, specify that you are looking for ground cover perennials, and not annual plants or shrubs; often the common name given to a plant is not the correct botanical name, and sometimes plants with unusual origins have been baptized with the name of a typical Italian plant. For example, in the nursery with the name of veroniche the New Zealand hebes are sold, because the flowers have a color reminiscent of those of plants whose Latin name is veronica; the vinca that are found in the nursery are often annuals, which have the flower of the shape of that of the vinca major.