Hydrangea fans, take your obsession to the next level (or story) with this climbing vine, which can grow up to 50 ft. tall. You'll see this beauty produce pretty white flowers during the summer months and yellow leaves in the fall.
Anyone from beginners to longtime gardners can grow this easy vine, which produces bold red and orange flowers during the summer. You'll love this vine for its punchy blooms, which attract hummingbirds, and it's versatility (it can grow in sun, shade, and survive hot, cold, and even drought conditions).
Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid-June through September, its trumpet-shaped blossoms can perfume your entire garden. Coral honeysuckle will twine around anything in its path, scaling a 10- to 15-foot trellis in a single season, and attract hummingbirds as well.
A night-blooming species of morning glory, this plant features fragrant white flowers that open from sundown to sunup, midsummer to early autumn—you can literally watch them unfurl at dusk. While the vine reaches heights of more than 15 feet, you'll want to sow several to achieve the lush effect above.
Zones 4-7 (annual), Zones 8-12 (perennial)
Wisteria is hardy and fast-growing, preferring moist, well-drained soil and sunny environs. It's at its best when it can climb up a wall, tree, or trellis, but it can also become very large (as high as 66 feet!).
This twining vine can grow 30 feet or more in height and the delicate flowers have a spicy, chocolatey fragrance.
Widely planted in California gardens, this fragrant evergreen vine is great on walls, garden posts, and trellises, but it can also be used as a groundcover.
If you need a quick cover, call on Virginia Creeper, a fast-growing vine that clings to walls and other surfaces. Its leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall.
Ideal for warmer areas where large-flowered climatis won't grow, this lovely vine produces brilliantly colored blooms.
A very vigorous clematis, this vine doesn't just grow tall (up to 30 feet in a few months); it also grows wide, ensuring full coverage. Consider its tiny white flowers, which bloom in late summer and early fall, a bonus. Oh, and did we mention that the plant tolerates most soil and sun conditions?
Best known as a key beer ingredient, the hop vine brings good taste to a garden, too. In mid to late summer, its large leaves are joined by chartreuse cones (borne only on female plants) that deliver as much drama as any flower. Plus, this baby can climb 12 inches per day, topping out at around 25 feet.
Though this bean is considered an edible in parts of Africa and Asia, American gardeners tend to prize it for purely ornamental reasons: With dark leaves, midsummer blossoms, and bean pods come fall, the annual offers three to four months' worth of interest, during which it can shoot up 10 to 15 feet.
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