Adding some ornamental plants that grow vertically is the easiest way to increase your gardening space and also add color and texture to it. Vines can grow with the help of trellis, fences, walls, or any other vertically oriented surface, and many of them bloom for weeks and even months. If you are looking to transform the look of your garden with some beautiful standing plants, here are the six vine varieties you should not hesitate to plant:
Although climbing hydrangeas are pretty slow when it comes to their growth since it can take them up to five years to get going, once they finally take off, you will realize they were absolutely worth the wait. A little effort and lots of patience will reward you with a beautiful wall of gentle white flowers. The plants are quite heavy and they can grow really tall so before you do the planting, make sure you choose a sturdy structure that provides enough room for growth. Climbing hydrangea’s bloom time is during late spring to summer.
Jasmine’s appearance is already stunning, but its most striking feature is definitely the fragrance. If you decide to include jasmine in your garden, you’ll have a chance to enjoy sweetly scented breezes all throughout spring and summer. Jasmine flowers can be pink, yellow, or white, and all of them are equally beautiful. The ideal place for planting would be somewhere warm, sunny, and well-protected, and if you really want the plant to thrive, you can easily learn how to make it climb. When treated properly, jasmine will generously treat you with a perfume-like scent for months at a time, particularly during the evenings.
Clematis comes in different varieties with its colors ranging from pale pink to deep purple, and all of them bloom at some point during the growing season that takes place from spring to fall. This lovely flower will not bloom to its fullest if kept completely shaded, and there is a saying that claims that clematis enjoys ‘having its head in the sun, with its feet in the shade’. Certain types of clematis have a sweet aroma, and overall, it is a well-behaved vine. However, you may need to help the plant as it begins to climb by wiring it to a trellis, but once it gets going, it will continue to grow on its own.
This vine’s stunning trumpet-shaped flowers which can be orange, yellow, or red, are in bloom all season long, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds at all times. Trumpet vine is a fast-growing plant that adores full sun and even bares hot and dry soils, tolerating anything as warm as partial shade. However, the plant can get quite woody, reaching up to 40 feet in length, so it’s advised to provide it with strong support for all that weight. The vine climbs through aerial rootlets that require pruning which keeps their spread in control and allows them to continue flowering to their maximum capacity.
Although a climbing rose is not actually a vine, these long-stemmed shrubs are trained to grow and climb up a trellis or any other solid structures they are connected with. Climbing roses are easy to grow, and once you set up proper support, you will quickly see them thrive. As the plant is growing, try to avoid pruning the canes before they are long enough to cover the supports. Roses of this kind enjoy anything from full sun to partial shade with rich, well-drained soil. They come in a rich variety of colors, including pink, red, yellow, white, and orange, where some of them feature a single big bloom period during early summer, while others bloom several times over the growing season.
Mandevilla, also known as Rocktrumpet, is one of the most beautiful tropical and subtropical varieties. The plant produces five-petaled flowers with glossy green foliage that are often large and intensely fragrant, blooming in three lovely colors: white, pink, and red. Mandevilla loves to be partly or fully exposed to the sun, but it reaches its full potential when it’s given a little afternoon shade in hot climates. It also requires plenty of moisture in order to stay healthy, and if you keep it regularly watered, it will continue to bloom all season long. Mandevilla is considered an annual plant in most climate varieties, but in warmer areas, it can be evergreen.
Flowering vines can add an extra layer of beauty to your garden or yard, regardless of their size. Now that you learned more about some of the most beautiful varieties, you can pick your favorites and enrich your space with eye-catching vertical plants that leave no one indifferent.