Garden Plants That Vine

Garden plants that vine as their growth habit are great choices for fences and trellises, hanging baskets or some groundcover. Choosing the right vine for your application depends on your light, your soil and your climate. Vine plants are often overlooked in the garden but can make great standout visuals.

Bower Vine

Bower vine, Pandorea jasminoides, is also known as pandorea and is from the bignonia family. It is a fragrant vine that has woody stems and leaves that are evergreen. Flowers are pink or red, tubular and fragrant. Flowers appear spring through summer. Plant this vine in moist, well-drained soil in full or filtered sun. Propagate via layering or cutting. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 9.

Golden Trumpet

Golden trumpet, Allamanda cathartica, is also known as allamanda and is from the dogbane family. It is a fast-growing vine with whorled bright green to light green leaves. Flowers are bright yellow and trumpet shaped. Plant this in moist soil in sun to light shade. Propagate via softwood or hardwood cuttings. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11.

Mexican Creeper

Mexican creeper, Antigonon leptopus, is also known as confederate vine or coral vine and is from the buckwheat family. It is a fas-growing evergreen vine that is drought-tolerant and attracts butterflies. It will get 30 to 40 feet long with heart-shaped green leaves and small summer flowers. Flowers are white, rose, pink or coral. Plant this vine in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Propagate via seeds or cuttings. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10.

Evergreen Clematis

Evergreen clematis, Clematis armandii, is also known as Armand's clematis and is from the buttercup family. It is a fragrant, fast-growing evergreen perennial vine. It has compound leaves that are leathery and glossy. Flowers are white or pink and fragrant, in clusters. Plant this in partial shade in any soil. Propagate from cuttings. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10.

Flaming Glorybower

Flaming glorybower, Clerodendrum splendens, is from the verbena family. It is a fas-growing evergreen vine that is woody and up to 12 feet long. Oval leaves are 7 inches long, and flowers are white or red and in clusters. Plant this in full sun or some afternoon shade with frequent hot-weather watering. Propagate via suckers, root cuttings or softwood cuttings. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 10 to 11.

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Tina Samuels has been a full-time freelance writer for more than 10 years, concentrating on health and gardening topics, and a writer for 20 years. She has written for "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living," and "Mature Years," as well as online content. She has one book, “A Georgia Native Plant Guide,” offered through Mercer University; others are in development.