What Are Good Plants for Hanging Baskets?

Updated April 17, 2017

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

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

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.

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