Annuals that drape over pots - Knowledgebase Question

Question by jchapman4671
April 25, 2008
Can you suggest some types of annuals for pots that drape over the edge with brillant color?
Thank you, Jan

Answer from NGA
April 25, 2008


What you're looking for are commonly called trailing annuals - and there are lots! Here's a partial list:
Trailing Annuals
Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolatum)
Trailing Verbenas (Verbena species)
Geranium, Ivy-leafed (Pelargonium species)
Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis)
Petunias, Cascade and Wave series

Annual Vines
Black-eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)
Cardinal Vine (Ipomoea x multifida)
Cup and Saucer Vine (Cobaea scandens)
Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
Hyacinth Bean Vine (Lablab purpureus)
Love-in-a-Puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum)
Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)
Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor)
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus)
Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineum)
Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
Spanish Flag (Mina lobata)
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)

Hope you find just what you're looking for!

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