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 Trailing Vines




    Lysimachia - please refer to plant caretag for specific information


Botanical names - Lysimachia nummularia.


Features - Extremely easy to grow, with prolific trailing limbs that quickly cascade over the rims of pots or hanging baskets. Dime sized leaves display trailing discs of greenish gold that turn-bright yellow in sun. Makes an excellent accent plant, even in shade.


Height - Trailing vine up from 24" to 36" (61-91 cm) in length.


Soil and water - Grows best in well drained, moderately dry soil. Average water needs.


Light requirements - Will grow in sun or shade.


Best use - An attention-getting groundcover that's also a superb addition to patio pots and hanging baskets.


Growing tips - Hardy to -40°F, so you can overwinter it as a perennial in a garden bed. Prune to shape if needed. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.



Trailing vines facts

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.


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Trailing Vines

Click on an vine from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.



   Creeping Helichrysum

   German Ivy




   Spider Plant

   Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomea)

   Wandering Jew


   Accent plants

   Annual plants and flowers

   Perennial plants and flowers

   Container recipes

   Early spring planters

   Tropical plants

   Trailing vines

   Redstar spikes



Planning your garden

For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan

• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)

• Arrange plants according to their height

• Arrange according to plant form and texture

• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming

• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations



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