hanging basket plants - Knowledgebase Question

raleigh, nc
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Question by liteskinsb
May 23, 2007
What would be a good hanging plant to hang outside? Also what would be a good inside plant?

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2007
Here are some favorite trailing plants for hanging baskets:
Bacopa: These small-leafed plants have masses of small white or lavender flowers, blooms throughout spring. summer and fall. They prefer half-day shade.

Bidens: Sun hardy, golden flowering Bidens make a mat of color during warm weather seasons. 6? tall and 24-30? wide

Ivy geraniums: Try the Balcom series of single, free blooming ivy geraniums for 8 months of non-stop bloom.

Santa Barbara Daisy: This easy to grow plant offers multitudes of small daisy flowers, white with a hint of pink. Hardy, can even grow in the crack of a wall or stone.

Verbena: There are both annual and perennial Verbenas, so choose carefully. All prefer full sun as they get mildew in shade gardens. Bright colors of red, purple, pink and lavender. Proven Winners include Tapian and Temari types. Excellent long season bloomers.

Indoor trailing plants include the nearly carefree Pothos. The Scindapsus or Pothos family is one of the easiest family of plants to grow. Anybody can keep one alive. There are four varieties of this plant readily available, Pothos Gold, Pothos Marble Queen, Jade Pothos and the new... Neon Pothos. Their all easy to keep. If there's enough light to read by, you can place the plant there.

Best wishes with your garden!

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