Climbing, Creeping and Trailing
Our favorite plants for creating movement in the garden.
的 creepers and trailers that are going to be discussed do well in both the
地面和集装箱. Plant them ideally in the spring when using them in
your gardens, rock gardens and edges of walls. 容器，例如
window boxes, hanging baskets and large decorator pots can be planted
This is an evergreen perennial ground cover that also drapes
beautifully over the edges of containers. It blooms in late spring with
stunning purple flower spikes. 的re are several varieties, each sporting its
own size and color of foliage. Part shade to part sun and regular watering
Native to the tropics, this plant works as an annual or
室内植物在这里. 的 leaves are simple and green; it’s the blooms that
give it the name for “caterpillar” in French. 的y are bright red, elongated
和模糊! It loves bright light and should be watered before the soil dries
出. 的 chenille plant grows to ab出 1 foot wide and 2-3 feet long. Do
What attracts most people to this perennial ground cover
is its bright chartreuse foliage. In the ground, it’s a problem-solver for some
and a headache for others; it’s highly invasive. 在容器中，它是a
wonderful contrast to plants with darker foliage. 飘带会变长
long as you want them to (awesome in window boxes and hanging
篮子). Creeping jenny is a thirsty plant, so don’t let it dry 出. 它可以
grow in any type of light, but the best is part sun.
This is a semi-evergreen perennial ground cover that
is quite useful in containers. 的 wiry vines with small, round, dark green
leaves provide fluff and drape in all types of containers. 它生长得很快
that loves full to part sun.
Dichondra Silver Falls
It doesn’t look like it, but this plant does very well
在干旱条件下! Silvery-green leaves thrive in full to part sun and
迅速传播. It provides an interesting contrast to darker green foliage
开花植物. Dichondra spills beautifully over the edges of window
So many varieties, so many uses! 艾薇 is an evergreen perennial
ground cover that not only fills the shadier parts of your garden with
interest, but it gives your containers the “spiller” they need all year round.
It’s very easy to grow and maintain and comes in solid green, variegated,
tiny bird’s foot and red-stemmed (Algerian 艾薇).
Also known as “parrot’s beak”, this vine is a pleasant surprise
在你的其他植物中. Vines of delicate, silvery-green foliage can
长到2英尺长. It blooms with one-inch flowers in hues of orange and
red, which do resemble parrot’s beaks!
More popularly known as Creeping Raspberry, this evergreen
perennial can be used as a very interesting ground cover or as an even
more interesting spiller in your larger containers! 实际的亲戚
raspberry plants, its leaves and stems are quite prickly. 叶子有一个
very unusual shape and when fall is imminent, a lot of the green leaves
This plant blooms profusely with trumpet-shaped flowers that
come in shades of pink, purple, yellow, white and many combinations of
这些颜色. In the ground it will spread and fill in beneath and around
高的植物. In containers, it will spill over and grow in flower-covered
streamers that attract hummingbirds! Regular water and fertilizer will keep
your torenia looking its best.
Vinca Minor and Vinca Major
Perennial favorites (pardon the pun) provide
year round green foliage as a ground cover or in your containers. 的
vines will grow as long as you wish. 的se vinca vines bloom mostly in
spring with small periwinkle-colored flowers (there are some varieties that
花白色). Vinca minor has tiny, glossy green leaves while vinca major
can be either solid green or with creamy white variegation. 阳光也好，阴凉处也好
Hopefully this will have given you plenty of ideas for your garden,
hanging baskets, window 盒子和罐子! Whether on their own or as an
accent to other plants, these vines and spreaders are all an excellent
addition to your yard and home.