Scented Purple Pot Collection

This is the perfect trio in a pot, with a thriller, a spiller and a filler, to give you a scented spot anywhere sunny in the garden. More
10 young plants 190387-10 £32.95 Delivery early April
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20 young plants 190387-20 £55.95 Delivery early April
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7 x 9cm plants 190387-7 £32.95 Delivery early May
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This is the perfect trio in a pot, with a thriller (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'), a spiller (Buddleia 'Dreaming Purple') and a filler (Heliotrope 'Midnight Sky'), to give you a scented spot anywhere sunny in the garden.

The young plant collection contains: The 9cm plant collection contains:
Type Deciduous Sub-shrub, Tender Perennial
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Height 45cm (18in), Trailing 60cm (24in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Pot seedlings on into 7cm (3in) pots and place somewhere frost-free to grow on before planting into their final position outside after the risk of all frost has passed. Ideal for planting in a large container filled with a good quality peat-free compost, put plenty of crocks in the bottom to aid drainage. As a general guide, we recommend about 9-10 seedlings or rooted cuttings per 60cm (24in) diameter pot and approximately half as many young plants (or 9cm plants) to fill a pot of the same size.
Care Tips Water and deadhead as often as you can and start a weekly feed after about a month. Prune the buddleia back hard in early spring. The heliotrope and pelargonium will need protection from frosts, move the container somewhere frost-free to overwinter or carefully lift them to pot up inside before the first frosts, cutting the top growth back on the pelargonium by one-third as you do so.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Scented Purple Pot Collection reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Linda

Budleia and heliotrope beautiful but the geraniums have overtaken everything else

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cinthia

Plants are lovely. Having lots of comments on how fantastic they look & smell!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Clarke

The buddleia has only 2 sprigs (branches) and 1 of them had been cut (maybe dead headed). The other plants are fine so far.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Helen

All very healthy and a lovely collection but the pelargonium dominates completely as it's leaf growth is very vigorous but has very few flowers and is thus a disappointment. The buddleia was overwhelmed and only produced a few flowers. Heliotrope flourished against the pelargonium, and it flowers freely. Unfortunately ants were greatly attracted to them and destroyed some less exposed flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sara

Good service. Nice collection although they didn't come out all at the same time as I was expecting. The geranium is only just starting to flower.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Arrived well packaged. Planted in small pots until more established, then transferred to a large container. They have flourished and are a beautiful focal point for my garden. The bees and peacock butterflies love them.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lyndsey

Excellent personal service

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Ann

The budleia and other blue plant were lovely although the blue plant didn't like the heat. The perlagonium was disappointing for the second year running giving very few flowers and not as in the brochure. I have tried this plant in other locations but still don't have the flowers I would like.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Helen

Lovely collection that flowered for months and months

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Paul

Great combo
Still flowering and it’s now November
One small criticism the scented pelagoniums did not flower to well although the scent of the leaves was lovely

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Alisa

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Clare

Love it! All the plants complement each other perfectly and smell amazing.
Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Josephine

Excellent plant quality. Well packaged.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Dianne

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Reviewed 1st October 2018 by Kathryn

Please see above for comments on collections

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your collections and would recommend that you contact our Customer services team at info@sarahraven.com who will be happy to deal with this for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Stephen

The scented pot collection looks stunning however the geranium had very few flowers throughout the summer, possibly due to the watering requirements of the other two plants.
The Cosmos could hardly be described as candy stripe so pale were the stripes.
The sweet pea were stunning and we've had more cut flowers from these than in previous years - will definitely reorder.

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Christine

I had to reorder these as the first order never arrived. Unfortunately I have been very dissatisfied with how these have grown, there is plenty of' green' growth but very few flowers. I am not tempted to purchase anything else from you as I have been so disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Collection and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Segolene

Not very impressed , the geranium totally invaded the pot, very few and small flowers. Loved the purple ones but didn't survive.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Julie

Disappointed overall - all the seedlings were so small & despite careful nurturing took a long time to grow. The heliotrope flowered once eventually, the Buddleia ' dreaming purple' did nothing at all (1 survived and flowered as a v small plant 2 weeks ago), you kindly replaced these. The only success was the pelargonium.

N.b the new Buddleia you replaced were so different from the original seedlings about 5 times bigger & established in no time.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Cilla

Disappointed... Geranium was very slow to flower.. other 2 plants were ok but would not buy this collection again... Geranium hardly glowered at all..

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Scented Purple Collection and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Margaret

Good plants. Unusual combination which I might not have thought of myself, and they have stood up to our windy Scottish garden well. I wondered though if they would have done so well in a normal summer

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Meredith

There were some problems with the order which is why I can only give 3 stars; however, SR customer service was extremely responsive and provided no-quibble immediate replacement/refund when notified of the problems. Specifically, part of the order (purple pot collection) was delivered earlier than agreed, left out in sun for a week til I returned - plants were not salvageable but were replaced by SR immediately, and the new plants have done wonderfully. The Aconite arrived with a note saying it had been cut down for transport 3 plants were leafless, the others had a few leaves - they failed one by one. SR refunded.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Mrs Scott

The budlea has been a great disappointment as only one plant has grown and the flower, one only, is a poor miserable specimen - the other was, I think buried by the enthusiastic growth of the other plants that are still very good.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Barbara

First flower only came out 25th August - plenty growth no flowers

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. we are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with this collection. We have left a credit for the collection on your account for you to use on your next order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Caroline

I wish I had been warned about rabbits...I spent almost £40 on salvia, and they ate the lot.

Guidance for planting!!!

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Reviewed 6th May 2018 by Sarah Gilmore

I've received all of the plants and they're looking great. What would be truly helpful is to know how to plant the pot up. The photo isn't very helpful.

A Mixed Pot

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Reviewed 1st August 2017 by Eileen Dowdeswell

Heliotrope 'Midnight Sky' has been great, flowering profusely since it was planted in the spring. Buddleia 'Dreaming Purple' took longer to establish but has proved ideal for containers. Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' is a disappointment; not so much a 'thriller' as a no-show. Lots of leaves but virtually no flowers.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

We're sorry to hear that the pelargoniums in your collection have not performed as expected, unfortunately the weather this summer has not helped. They ideally need at least six hours of sunlight per day to help store enough energy to bloom. Without enough light, they will of course still grow, but it's unlikely they will flower strongly so if possible move your plants to the sunniest spot available . Another factor that can affect pelargoniums is watering , too much moisture can also affect their performance so ensure that your pelargoniums are in pots with adequate drainage, and don't water the plants unless the top layer of soil feels dry. If you have not already done so we would recommend that you apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 10-14 days . Once flowers have started to form, switch to a high potassium fertiliser e.g. tomato feed. Hopefully they will soon start to flower, you can of course also over winter them and they will then be bigger to start off with next year and should start flowering much sooner.
Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or info@sarahraven.com and they will be more than happy to discuss this further if you wish.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 15th August 2017

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Reviewed 12th February 2017 by Hazel Salisbury

I am really happy with these plants and their performance overall. The plugs were of excellent size and quality on opening and they instantly settled into their new container and just zoomed away. The buddleia did not make it to the size of those in the photo, but they didn't arrive until well into July, and still gave a very good performance. The pelargoniums grew enormously, and didn't flower very much, I expect I should have cut them back, but I decided to give them their head and see what happened. The heliotrope flowered and flowered. They are still in their pot close to the house, covered with some fleece. Two of the buddleias are definitely growing, and the pelargoniums still look very healthy and green; the mild winter hasn't really touched them. Fingers crossed that the cherry pie survive too.