Plants for Hanging Baskets

These flowers drape beautifully in hanging arrangements and grow well in containers.
From: DK Books - Learn to Garden

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Cascading Lobelia

Create a color cascade in a hanging basket with lobelia. Small blue, white, pink, red, and violet flowers will abound all summer.

Diamond in the Rough

'Little Diamond' ivy is a miniature, trailing ivy with gray-green leaves that have creamy-white margins.

Diascia 'Blackthorn Apricot'

Diascia barberae 'Blackthorn Apricot' bears large, ruffled apricot orange flowers with an open habit, making it a good candidate for ground cover or combinations in a border or a container.

Verbena

Verbena offers rounded clusters of small flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, blue, white and many more from midsummer to fall.

'Read's White'

Felicia amelloides 'Read's White' is a white variety of the more usual blue daisy. Blooms last throughout the summer.

Exotic Addition

To add a touch of uniqueness to a hanging basket, consider the parrot's beak. Lobster claw shaped blooms add a spike of deep orange-red.

Basketful of Blue

The bright blue flowers of campanula 'Stella Blue' are a wonderful addition to containers from midsummer to fall.

Buttermilk Beauty

Osteospermum are buttermilk-colored daisylike flowers with primrose yellow on top and golden yellow beneath.

Decorative Ivy

Ground ivy is a trailing perennial useful in hanging baskets for its attractive, small, toothed leaves with white margins.

Bicolor Beauty

Almost all violas and pansies suit hanging baskets.

Spider Plant

The popular spider plant, or vittatum, is a variegated form of this spreading, dangling, grasslike perennial.

Fairy Fan-Flower

Fairy fan-flower is a delicate spreading flower. Clusters of blooms should appear all summer if plants are fertilized monthly.

Purple Trumpets

Convolvulus is a trailing plant whose trumpet-like flowers should spill over the edges of hanging baskets all summer.

Leafy Filler

The leafy, lime-green fullness of helichrysum is a great filler for containers.

Container Beauties

The shape of fuchsia makes it a perfect basket beauty. Its lax, spreading habit means it is ideal for containers.

Spreading Beauty

Nemesia is a spreading, dark green foliage with small, lightly scented flowers, usually purple-blue.

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