Name plants that are perennial and spill over built in planter boxes

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i live in central pa. some friends built planter boxes on back and sides of my home. they have some height, so i don't break my back to plant or water. i'd like suggestions on perennials that will spill over the sides and add interest to the wooden boxes even in jan. and feb.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 29, 2017
    There are no winter perennials that will spill over or survive your zone.Try using cutting from pines and add berries.
  • Geraniums.
  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 29, 2017
    Perennials will go dormant in the winter and my not survive the winter freeze in a planter. You can try juniper which does not go dormant but it does not flower.
    • Smooches Smooches on Jun 29, 2017
      thanks, lynanne3, i'll take a look at juniper. if all else fails, i'll try to get the lady at my old house to share. i'm aware that jan/feb don't allow much to thrive. i know ivy will. and a creeping speedwell lookalike looks dead, but comes back year after year. thanks again.
  • Smooches Smooches on Jun 29, 2017
    thanks janet, so i guess, it's ivy or ivy hybrids?
  • Smooches Smooches on Jun 29, 2017
    there's a perennial that looks like "creeping speedwell", except that the flowers are yellow. i grew it for decades at my old house. i didn't take any w me; now i can't find it. is there anyone out there who knows of this perennial ground cover?
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