Learn More About Plants For Hanging Baskets

Learn More About Plants For Hanging Baskets

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By Nikki Tilley
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Hanging baskets are a great way to enjoy your favorite plants anywhere, anytime. They’re great indoors and out. Whether you’re or your favorite perennial or annual hanging plants, the options for what to grow are nearly endless, making it easy to find a plant to suit your specific needs, though the choices can sometimes be overwhelming.

Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

While some of the better options for hanging baskets include trailing plants, nearly any plant will work, including veggies, when given the proper growing conditions. However, some plants do work better than others. For this reason, listing some of the most popular of these should make choosing plants for hanging baskets a bit easier. Let’s take a look at some of the most common perennial and annual hanging plants.

Sun-Loving Hanging Basket Plants

If you have an area with lots of , these plants will make excellent choices. Just don’t forget that hanging plants have a tendency to dry out faster, so keep them well and check on them daily.

Flowering plants:

  • (annual/perennial)
  • (Portulaca grandiflora – annual)
  • (annual)
  • (perennial)
  • (Tagetes tenuifolia – annual)
  • (annual)
  • (Helichrysum petiolare – perennial)
  • (Bacopa – annual)
  • (annual)

Foliage plants:

  • (Ipomoea batatas – annual)
  • (Vinca – perennial with small bluish-purple flowers in spring)


  • (cherry type)
  • (globe-rooted type)
  • (dwarf French)
  • (Cayenne, Firecracker)


Shade Plants for Hanging Baskets

The following plants work well in areas with to :

Foliage plants:

  • (perennial)
  • (Herdera – perennial)
  • (Vinca – perennial)

Flowering plants:

  • (Bacopa – annual)
  • (annual/tender perennial)
  • (Browallia – annual)
  • (perennial)
  • (annual)
  • (annual)
  • (annual)
  • (Lobularia maritime – annual)
  • (annual)
  • (Viola – annual)

Favorite Houseplants for Hanging Baskets

Some of the most commonly grown plants for hanging baskets are houseplants. Choose from plants like:

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