Looking for some flowering trailers for hanging baskets, containers or the garden? It’s hard to get tired of all the blooms! Take a look a these 3 below. This is a short post but timely as it’s a perfect time to get shopping and planting to get the look you want this season!! This lead photo is repeated below. Though it shows blooming Roses, and Lantana don’t miss the Geranium incanum, (purple flowering ground cover trailer to the the right.) This took a few seasons to colonize the space, but now it’s loving life and is a stable bloomer in this Pacific Heights, San Francisco garden.
1. Calibrachoa Superbells – Cherry Star
Califbrachoa hybrid – Superbells Cherry Star – This is one of the most popular plants for growing outdoors in containers. It comes in a rainbow of colors, in solids and two-tones, stripes, patterns, and stunning double blooms. Calibrachoas area short-lived perennials and subshrubs with a sprawling habit, and small petunia like flowers. Bloom time: Spring to fall. Size: 3-9″ tall x 8-10″ wide. Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Note: Too much water and plants will rot. Good drainage and light soil is key.
2. Bidens ferulifolia ‘ Gold Marie’
Bidens ferulifolia ‘ Gold Marie’ – Short lived perennial. Bloom time: Summer -fall. Great filler for a container or let it trail a wee bit. Native to Southern US and Mexico. Deer resistant. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: Full sun. Size: 8-14″ tall x 10-20″ wide. Water: moderate. USDA Zone: 8-10.
3. Geranium incanum ‘ Sugar Plum’
Geranium incanum ‘ Sugar Plum’ – This mounding and spreading perennial makes an excellent trailer in the right location. Use as a trailer, stand alone or underplanted with larger shrubs and perennials. Bloom color: Magenta pink. Bloom time: Spring to fall. Size: 10-18″ tall x 1.5′ wide. Water: Moderate to dry. Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Somewhat drought tolerant. Tolerates clay soil and heat. USDA Zone – 9.
Hope you enjoyed these 3 flowering trailer plants!