When it comes to retaining walls, most of you will think that they just help to level out a garden by providing strength, preventing erosion, controlling rainwater runoff, and creating terraced levels for garden beds. This also makes it becomes an eyesore. After reading this article, you will have to think again. Growing the 15 Best Cascading Plants Types To Grow For Your Retaining Walls is one possible solution to add beauty to your landscaping.
The retaining walls have a large space in the garden, so it is important to decorate them. If your garden wall is boring, your entire garden will be boring. So, it’s time to change the look of your retaining walls by growing some of these plants today. From retaining walls, which hold back earth or water, to walls that screen or just ones that make for beautiful outdoor spaces, these garden walls will sit pretty in your yard far into the future. Start growing some right now!
#1 Creeping Thyme
Creeping Thyme does well in zones 4 to 8 and reaches 4 inches tall. In mid-spring that lasts until early fall, it displays many two-lipped flowers.
#2 Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper grows in zones 3 to 9 and achieves 50-feet wide and 50-feet tall climbs any surface that it can find. This plant usually consists of five small leaflets. In spring, the leaves emerge with a purplish tint, urn a dull green in the summer, and become purple or crimson red in the fall.
Lobelia grows in zones 4 to 8 and prefers the shade. For better air circulation, deadhead these plants after they bloom to allow for better air circulation.
#4 Sweet Potato Vines
Sweet Potato Vines grow in zones 6 to 8 to grow and reach 30-feet tall and 6-feet wide. In the late spring, they puta on funnel-shaped white flowers, each flower has a purple eye and it has olive-green leaves.
#5 Fan Flower (Scaevola)
Fan Flower (Scaevola) does well in zones 10 and 11. From early spring until frost arrives this plant puts on an abundance of dark-blue flowers
Clematis grows in zones 4 to 9 and reaches only about 6-feet tall or over 20-feet tall depends on the type. From early spring to late fall, you will have a chance to enjoy more flowers.
#7 Blue Rock Binweed (Convolvulus Sabatius)
Blue Rock Binweed (Convolvulus sabatius) grows in zones 7 to 9 and reaches 6-inches tall, 24-inches wide. In the summer, it showcases funnel-shaped lavender-blue flowers. It prefers full sun but also will tolerate some shade.
#8 Helichrysum Petiolare
Helichrysum Petiolare grows in zones 9 to 11 and reaches 9-inches tall, 4-feet long. It displays gray-green leaves and white flowers. Its blooms appear infrequently and never until the second year.
#9 Candy Tuft
Candy Tuft grows in zones 3 to 8. Its large flattened clusters of white flowers bear in the early spring.
#10 Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
Golden Creeping Jenny does well in zones 3 to 9 and grows up to 4-inches tall. In the early summer, the plant shows off cup-shaped yellow flowers blooming. However, the most attractive of the plant is its rounded leaves.
#11 English Ivy
This climbing plant grows in zones 4 to 9 and spreads to be 80-feet tall and 90-feet wide. When young, it has dark-green leaves that have three-to-five lobes. When mature, this option has dark-green lobeless leaves. This shade-loving plant puts on greenish-white flowers in the early fall. Once the flowers fade, they will bring blue-black berries.
#12 Bacopa (Sutera Cordata)
Bacopa grows in zones 9 to 11. It will put on many tiny flowers in various colors. The plant prefers to shade from the hot afternoon sun and moist soil.
#13 Creeping Phlox
The Creeping Phlox grows in zones 3 to 9 and spreads to be 2-feet wide. In mid-spring, it puts on lush blankets of tubular flowers.
#14 Wave Petunia
Wave Petunia does in zones 9 to 11 and reaches 4-feet tall. It grows well in moist soil in the full sun. It has many different colors.
#15 Dichondria “Silver Falls”
This plant grows in zones 10 to 12 and reaches 4-inches tall, 4-feet wide. This sun-loving plant prefers sandy soils. It displays softly rounded leaves which gives this plant a metallic appearance. In the late spring and early summer, it puts on tiny greenish-yellow flowers but they are not very noticeable.