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May 6, 2014 1:58 PM CST
|I am looking for suggestions of trailing perennial all summer bloomers for high retaining wall planting. Zone 7. Would you have any suggestions?|
May 6, 2014 2:07 PM CST
|Sun? Shade? Moisture conditions?|
My mom's favorite was Creeping Phlox/Phlox subulata.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
May 6, 2014 4:20 PM CST
|I love Phlox subulata but it blooms strongly in the spring here in my zone 7. It doesn't bloom much at all during the summer, I'm afraid. |
Sounds like it might be sunny and maybe dry location? I like purple and pink trailing 'Homestead' Verbena, for one. Maybe Bidens 'Goldilocks' if you want some yellow.
I garden for the pollinators.
May 6, 2014 6:33 PM CST
|Any or all of the Cranesbill geraniums would be a good choice for a high retaining wall. They have pretty foliage, and bloom off and on all summer. They come in a variety of colors from white , pale pink and magenta right through the blues to deepest purple. They make a lovely contrast of foliage for iris, too. |
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May 6, 2014 7:20 PM CST
| to ATP!|
I can think of a lot of annuals, but for perennials, maybe a cascading rose such as pink Drift? I have a row of those on top of a short rock ledge and they bloom until fall. They won't hang over a tall wall more than a foot, though.
There are some prostrate lavenders and rosemaries that might work.
I'm curious to see what you end up with !
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May 7, 2014 5:45 AM CST
|Cerastium, Snow in Summer. Delosperma.|