Annual Tropical Hanging Vines

Annual tropical hanging vines can quickly add great interest to your garden; tropical plants are known for displaying a variety of bright, bold colors and are often aromatic. Annual tropical hanging vines have a rapid growth rate, so time is on your side. Without having to endure a lengthy wait, you can quickly accomplish splashes of color or an overall bold gardening space.

Mandevilla

Mandevilla (Mandevilla x amabalis) is a tender annual tropical hanging vine. Mandevilla displays plentiful aromatic pink to red flowers from spring to autumn and green foliage. Thriving in full sun and tolerant to exposure to shade during the afternoon hours, this vine has twining stems, according to the NC State University Cooperative Extension. Mandevilla grow to a climbing height of 8 to 10 feet and prefer well-drained, sandy soil, as explained by the Clemson University Extension.

Allamanda

Allamanda (Allamanda cathartica), also referred to as golden-trumpet, is a tender annual tropical hanging vine. Allamanda displays yellow flowers during the summer season through autumn. Thriving in full sun, this is a sprawling vine that needs to be controlled with ties. Allamanda plants prefer well-drained soil and are poisonous, so handle with caution. This tropical vine grows to a climbing height of 6 to 8 feet, according to the NC State University Cooperative Extension.

Syngonium

Syngonium (Syngonium podophyllum), also referred to as nephthytis, is an annual tropical hanging vine that displays bright green arrow-shaped leaves as well as white flowers during the summer months. Syngonium vines produce trailing stems; when utilized as a climbing vine, leaves grow large and the stems thicken. Syngonium vines thrive in shade and fertile, acidic soil, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Height is variable, with some syngonium vines reaching over 10 feet in climbing height.

Jasmine

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), also referred to as true jasmine, common jasmine, and poet's jasmine, is an annual tropical hanging vine that displays green foliage and white flowers known for their pleasing fragrance. Jasmine is a twining vine that thrives in full sun, prefers moist, well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant. Blooming in early summer, this tropical vine grows to a climbing height of 8 feet.

Keywords: annual tropical vine, tropical hanging vine, tropical hanging flower

About this Author

Tarah Damask's writing career, beginning in 2003, includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum, and articles for eHow. She has a love for words and is an avid observer. Damask holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas.