Josef Frank presented the Hortus pot at Liljevalchs spring exhibition in 1939. The original Hortus pot was made of brass. During the war, when metal was hard to come by, Estrid Ericson had the Gullaskruv glassworks make a version in glass. Svenskt Tenn has had the Jardiniere in the archive for many years. Today, it is manufactured at Reijmyre Glassworks in Sweden.