Good plants for hanging baskets can be vines or climbing varieties that will cascade over the edges, or they can be plants that grown only a few inches high and just cover the top of the basket.
Black Eyed Susan Vine
The Black Eyed Susan Vine will grow to from 6 to 8 feet long and is hardy in Zones 9 and 10. It likes full to partial sun and produces flowers in red, orange, red-orange or yellow.
Impatiens comes in white, pink, red, pastels and bi-colour choices. It likes partial sun and will not survive a frost. Impatiens will grow to about 18 inches.
Ivy Geranium or Trailing Geranium
Ivy Geraniums like full or partial sunlight and can grow from 1 ½ to 2 feet. The flowers can be red, pink or white.
Morning Glory will grow from 10 to 20 feet, with flowers as big as 3 inches in diameter. Morning Glory can survive mild frost.
Moss Roses are a good choice for hot and dry areas since they need very little water. Moss Roses only grow to a height of 4 to 6 inches and produce rose, yellow, white, orange, red, purple or pink flowers.