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14 Cascading Plants for the Garden

Whether you call them spillers, trailers or cascaders, these plants make great additions to a potted garden or hanging basket for softening edges of the container and helping to blend it into the landscape.

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Creeping Jenny

It may look delicate, but this tough perennial makes not only a great ground cover but also an elegant trailer, with its bright chartreuse color.

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Plectranthus Ciliatus

Plectranthus ciliatus is a great evergreen perennial ground cover with a draping effect.

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Sweet Potato Vine

Talk about workhorses! Ipomoea 'Marguerite' goes nonstop all summer until the first frost, offering bold chartreuse foliage. There are several other varieties of potato vine, from bronze and black to variegated colors.

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English Ivy

What may be a pain in the yard to control is a dependable addition to containers for a year-round spiller. English ivy can even be trained to grow in garlands.

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