Fernlea Garden Club

 Trailing Vines

Perfect for containers

 

Ivy

Add texture and beauty to your hanging gardens and containers. Trailing vines are an excellent choice for hanging baskets and container gardens where a trailing effect is desired.

 

They can provide a wonderful accent to the colorful flowers in containers and are generally affordable and easy to grow. They are available in a multitude of leaf sizes and shapes as well as colors.

 

Tips for growing vines

Vines with rootlets should not be allowed to grow on wood houses or wooden parts of brick houses.

 

Most vines grow towards light by elongating their stems and attaching to any support available.

 

Vines with rootlets growing on tree trunks are not harmful unless they cover the tree's foliage.

 

Lysmachia

Trailing lysimachia with coleus, impatiens and a spike

 

Ipomea

Sweet potato vine with plectranthus and a redstar spike

 

 

Select a trailing vine

 

Trailing Vines

 

Click on a trailing vine below... find photos, growing information and plant care tips.

 

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   Creeping Helichrysum

   German Ivy

   Lysimachia

   Plectranthus

   Spider Plant

   Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomea)

   Wandering Jew

 

   Accent plants

   Annual plants and flowers

   Perennial plants and flowers

   Container recipes

   Early spring planters

   Rio Tropicals

   Redstar spikes

 

 

In containers and the garden landscape

Trailing vines are easy to maintain... spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. They provide visual appeal when combined with flowers and bright foliage.

 

Ipomea - Sweet potato vine

Ipomea - Sweet potato vine

 

Wandering jew

Wandering jew

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