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Flowering Vines and other Vining Plants to Grow in your Garden

Flowering vines and other vining plants are usually suitable and useful somewhere in your garden There are literally hundreds of different plants that are classified as 'vining plants'.
This diverse group includes annuals and perennials; climbers, crawlers and creepers; evergreen and deciduous plants...
Vines can be used as ground covers; to climb over and disguise unsightly objects in the garden; to enhance fences, arbors and trellises; or as a screen to block the view of obnoxious neighbors....

Most flowering vines need full sun to thrive but there are a few of them that will tolerate partial shade. In deep shade you may have to settle for a non flowering vine such as one of the many types of Ivy (Hedera).
The best reason of all for growing vines is, however, simply to enjoy their beauty!

Planting and Training Vines

If you plan on growing your vining plant on a trellis or an arbor, it is important to put this support structure in place before planting, to avoid damaging the roots and stem of your vine. Set your plant in about 6-12 in. away from the support to allow enough growing room for developing stems. The vines should be tied loosley to the support using strong, stretchy materials that won't cut into growing branches. (Strips of old nylon hosiery work very well for this.) Loop each tie into a figure 8, with the crossed portion between the stem and the support to keep stems from rubbing or being choked.
Common Name Botanical Name Height Plant Characteristics and Notes USDA
Zones
Growing Requirements
Benefits
Photo
Algerian Ivy Hedera canariensis Vining Plants Algerian Ivy's glossy 4-8" foliage and the vines ability to crawl, creep and climb just about anywhere makes this a great ground cover or privacy screen 4-7 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
 
Black Eyed Susan Vine Thunbergia alata 6-20 ft. The Black-Eyed Susan Vine is an evergreen, twining vine, most often grown as a long blooming annual. Black-Eyed Susan Vines have dark green, arrowhead-shaped, 3" leaves. They produce a profusion of brightly colored, 1½" bell-shaped flowers from early summer, well into the fall. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
HousePlant IconVining PlantsButterfly Flower
White flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
Black Eyed Susan Vine
Butterfly Pea Clitoria ternata Vining Plants Butterfly Pea is a fast growing climber is a fairly common tender perennial species that produces two inch flowers in mid to late Summer. A quick cover for lattice, a trellis, arbors and chain-link fences 10-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
blue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Clitoria ternatea is available
Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium sempervirens Vining Plants Semi-evergreen, yellow trumpet blooms in spring, quickly climbs to great heights where it forms masses of foliage and bloom 7-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
No DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
Yellow flowering plant
A photograph of Carolina Jasmine is available
Clematis 'Snowdrift' Clematis armandii Vining Plants Abundant, fragrant 2-3 inch flowers in March through April. Attractive, evergreen covering for fences and arbors. Clematis like their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade. 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plant
A photograph of Clematis armandii is available
Clematis 'Anna Karolina' Clematis Anna Karolina Vining Plants Clematis 'Anna Karolina' produces loads of 5-6" white flowers in late Spring and again in late Summer on short six to nine foot vines. Prune back to 3-4 ft. in late winter. Clematis like their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plant
A photograph of Clematis Anna Karolina is available
Climbing Fig Ficus pumila Vining Plants Climbing Figs are frost tender, fast growing evergreen vines. The foliage lays flat so it is useful for covering walls and flat surfaces. Easy propagation by layering or softwood cuttings 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering A photograph of Ficus pumila is available
Coral Vine Antigonon leptopus Vining Plants Coral Vine is a vigorous growing, evergreen climber with dark green arrow shaped leaves. It produces clusters of vivid pink flowers in late Summer. This vine can grow up to 30 ft. in a season 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Pink flowering plant
 
Cypress Vine Ipomoea quamoclit Vining Plants Cypress vine is a fast growing member of the Morning Glory family with attractive, feather-like foliage and pretty, 1½ star shaped tube flowers in late summer. Can be easily grown from soaked or nicked seeds This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird PlantNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plant
 
Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia littoralis Vining Plants Dutchman's Pipe is a tender evergreen with very unusual and unique 'calico' flowers. It prefers to grow in partial shade 8-10 This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantBurgundy flowering plant
 
Evergreen Smilax Smilax lanceolata Vining Plants Smilax is a vigorous growing, durable evergreen vine with thick, dark green, lance shaped leaves. It spreads by underground tubers so it may become invasive. Produces clusters of trumpet shaped flowers in April and May and berries for the birds in the fall 6-8 This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Bird Plant or Flower
White flowering plantYellow flowering plant
 
Fatshedera Fatshedera lizei Vining Plants Fatshedera is a hardy evergreen, non climbing vine that is the result of the cross between Fatsia japonica and Hedera helix. Fatshedera tends to grow upwards a few feet before falling and creeping across the ground 8-11 This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plant
 
Flame vine Pyrostegia venusta Vining Plants Flame Vines are fast growing, branching, evergreen vines that produce massive clusters of bright orange tubular flowers in late winter and early spring. Excellent fence cover 9-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
orange flowering plant
 
Golden Trumpet Vine Allamanda cathartica Vining Plants The Golden Trumpet Vine is a prolific blooming, frost tender perennial. It can be potted up and grown as a house plant. All parts of Allamanda cathartica are extremely toxic 9-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantThis can be grown as a House PlantSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
Pink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of a Golden Trumpet Vine is available
Goldflame Honeysuckle Lonicera heckrottii Vining Plants Honeysuckle vines are easy to grow, vigorous, heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible. The flashy and fragrant flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerBird Plant or Flower
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plant
A photograph is available
Honeysuckle Lonicera Vining Plants Honeysuckle are easy to grow, vigorous, heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible. The flashy, fragrant flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. The resulting fruit will provide a fall treat for your local songbirds as well. 4-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerBird Plant or Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Hyacinth Bean Dolichos lablab Vining Plants The Hyacinth Bean is a fast growing tender perennial that is usually grown as an annual. This twining vine has purplish green foliage, pinkish lavender blooms in summer and fall and purple seed pods in the fall This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
8-10
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
English Ivy Hedera helix Vining Plants Fast growing, hardy evergreen vine for shade or partial sun, good for screening, ground cover, erosion control 4-7 This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering A photograph of Hedera helix is available
Ivy Geranium Pelargonium peltatum Vining Plants The Ivy Leaved Geranium is a frost tender, climbing and trailing, semi succulent perennial that produces clusters of orchid-like flowers at the vine tips all summer. Good in hanging baskets. They can be propagated by softwood cuttings or grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-11
This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Jackman Clematis Clematis jackmanii Vining Plants Abundant, small lavender-pink flowers 6 hours of full sun per day to grow best although some light shading during the hottest part of the day, pruned annually in late winter or very early spring. Clematis like their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Purple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Kenilworth Ivy Cymbalaria muralis Vining Plants Kenilworth Ivy is a trailing, creeping vine with small, light green Geranium-like foliage and tiny blue, orchid-like flowers from early summer until first frost. A nice ground cover 3-8 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Yellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Lotus VineLotus maculatus Vining Plants The Lotus Vine is a semi hardy hanging or ground crawling vine that is most often grown as an annual plant. The foliage consists of fine, 1-2", silvery blue needle like leaves. Produces lots of bright, 'parrot beak' shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Excellent for hanging baskets or to cascade down a rockery This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-11
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
Golden Parrot's Beak Flowers of the Lotus Vine
Mme. Galen's Trumpet Creeper Campsis x tagliabuana Vining Plants Mme. Galen's Trumpet Creeper is a cross between Campsis radicans and Campsis grandiflora with large dark green serrated leaves and bright reddish orange flowers. t thrives in poor soil and in partial shade 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Red flowering plantorange flowering plant
 
Morning Glory Ipomoea species Vining Plants
10-20 ft.
Morning Glories are very fast growing vines that are capable of growing 10 feet or more within the first two months. They readily reseed themselves for the next year.
Morning Glory vines may become invasive
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A Heavenly Blue Morning Glory in Bloom
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus Vining Plants Once established, Nasturtiums take little or no care. As they spread and grow, their foliage resembles a sea of tiny lily pad leaves topped with brightly colored, edible blossoms. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantRed flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Passion Flower Passiflora incarnata Vining Plants Passion flowers are generally considered to be hardy in USDA zones 5-9 but they should be planted in a protected location and mulched heavily if severe cold threatens. This vine produces dramatic 3 inch diameter flowers in late summer 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Pothos Plant Epipremnum aureum Vining Plants Golden Pothos are one most popular of all house plants. They are attractive, durable and easy to grow vines that have smooth, leathery, heart shaped leaves with distinctive marbling. Pothos vines are among the top ten air purifying plants for indoor use. 10-12 This plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
HousePlant Icon
Green flowering plant
Epipremnum aureum
Purple Passion Plant Gynura aurantiaca Vining Plants The Purple Passion Plant is a trailing, tender perennial which originated in Indonesia. It's primary use is in hanging baskets as a houseplant. The vines may grow to 8 feet long but will tend to lose their bright purple coloring if they reach this length. Easily propagated by softwood cuttings 10-12 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
This can be grown as a House Plant
Yellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides Vining Plants Star Jasmine aka: Confederate Jasmine is a twining, evergreen vine that produces clusters fragrant white star-shaped blooms in early summer. Can be grown as a creeping ground cover 7-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantYellow flowering plant
 
Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans Vining Plants
30 ft.
Trumpet Creeper is a deciduous, clinging vine which grows to great heights. It produces large orange-red trumpet shaped blooms throughout the summer. A hummingbird favorite 4-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird Plant
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of a Trumpet Creeper in bloom
Trumpet Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Vining Plants Coral Honeysuckle is a fast growing, high climbing, semi-evergreen vine. It produces clusters of intensely colored, trumpet shaped flowers all summer then red berries in the fall 4-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerBird Plant or Flower
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Virgin's Bower Clematis paniculata Vining Plants Very hardy semi-evergreen climber, will quickly grow to 30 feet, small clusters of fragrant white blooms in late summer and again in the fall. Clematis like their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plant
 
Wire vine Muehlenbeckia complexa Vining Plants The Wire Vine is a twining evergreen vine that is able to climb a support or can be left to ramble across the ground. It has small, round, dark green leaves and produces tiny cream colored flowers in the spring 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plant
 
Wisteria Wisteria frutescens Vining Plants Wisteria is a hardy deciduous vine that produces massive clusters of fragrant lavender or white blooms in late spring. Wisteria can be pruned to form large shrub or small tree 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant