Romulea subfistulosa. Photo courtesy of Seedhunt

Romulea subfistulosa. Photo courtesy of Seedhunt

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum)

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum)

Plant availability

Gold Rush hasn't been growing plants since 2018, so any details on this page are just for general information purposes.  I also use this info in classes I teach at Cabrillo Colllege.

 

Container sizes

In the second half of 2012, we stopped using square 4" pots. We wanted something that looked more modern, provided better drainage and would help us continue to improve the quality of our plants. We wanted to continue using square pots because we find this helps reduce the problem of root spiraling.

We grew our perennials, grasses and some of our smaller shrubs in square quart pots.  Most of our shrubs were grown in square 6" containers that are comparable with traditional round "gallons" (in quotation marks because they don't actually hold a gallon and should be referred to instead  as #1s).

To make things clearer, here's a comparison chart of the containers we used.  We've also included the 4" pots we used to use and traditional "gallons" that many other nurseries use so you can see how all the containers compare.

Container name

Shape

Depth

Width

Volume

Volume
(metric)

4"

Square

3.5"

4" x 4"

0.79 quarts
 1.58 pints

0.75 liters

Quart

Square

4½"

4" x 4"

1 quart
2 pints

0.996 liters

6"

Square

6"

5½" x 5½"

2.11 quarts
4.22 pints

2 liters

1 gallon or #1

Round

6½-7"

6-6½"

2.65-2.71 quarts