Our favorite choice for a massive ground cover or large trailing plant is Supertunias. They will bloom all summer long with proper fertilizing and will withstand moderate droughts if you encounter a dry summer. There are large spreading types such as “Purple Wave” as well as other Wave varieties, there is also hedge type Supertunias such as Vista (Bubblegum and Silverberry and Fuschia) that stand upright even after a hard rain.
We recommend fertilizing often throughout the summer for maximum flower power. Once a week for 3 weeks in ground beds then fertilizing once every 2 weeks thereafter. For hanging planters fertilize once a week thru the summer using our liquid concentrate fertilize “Extra Iron”blend for best results! Aphids are the main pest affecting supertunias/calibrachoas anywhere they’re planted. They are found in the growing tip of each branch or the underside of leaves, multiply quickly and survive by sucking the sap from the plants. Aphids can be green, peach/orange or black colored. Here are pictures and remedies.
Here is a video showing the ease of fall cleanup!