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Looking for a cascading vine

Posted by maryhm Austin, TX (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 12, 11 at 8:43

I have a short cement wall (about 2 feet high). Behind the wall is a gardening area that will be my herb garden. I'd like to plant something at the top of the wall that will cascade down and cover the cement, but can be easily controlled to not spread back into my herb garden and take over there. I would prefer something that is evergreen if possible- must be a perennial. Any suggestions?


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RE: Looking for a cascading vine

A prostrate rosemary. Wandering Jew, Silver ponyfoot, wooly stemodia, Sedum palmerii ( not a vine but cascades nicely), Ditany of crete, ornamental oreganoes ( Kent beauty and relatives). Some of these are cascading plants not vines.


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RE: Looking for a cascading vine

Prostrate rosemary might be the best idea, rosemary typically doesn't invade. Wandering Jew is pretty invasive and mine dies back to the roots every winter. The silver ponyfoot I have spread very well but has died back to the roots (I hope).

Most vines and spreading plants are going to want to grow back into the garden as well as over the wall. Mother-of-thyme spreads and will cascade over the edge of a pot but I don't know if it would try to take over the entire garden. Could you do a combination of a cascading plant on top and a short plant at the bottom of the wall?


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RE: Looking for a cascading vine

I like confederate jasmine. It's not invasive and when it blooms it smells great. It does grow fast when established but is easy to control. Evergreen. Only drawback to me is when cut has a milky, sticky sap.

I put it along a trellis/fence between my yard and the neighbors. Also have it on a trellis next to my pool as a privacy screen.


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RE: Looking for a cascading vine

How about callirhoe involcrata


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