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Choose your vine! A to Z: Part II

Continuing on from our previous list...let's get right into these vining beauties, starting with Mandevilla Laxa (aka Chilean Jasmine).

Mandevilla Laxa or Chilean Jasmine, Great for trellises, full sun, zones 8-11, average water, beautiful white blooms.
Mandevilla Laxa - Chilean Jasmine

Mandevilla Laxa (aka 'Chilean Jasmine')

This showy flowering vine is an award winner! It will bloom periodically over the summer, with its large, creamy-white, fragrant flowers give off a smell of sweet vanilla. The oval, shiny bright green leaves are also quite beautiful. This jasmine makes grows well on a trellis and is virtually disease fee. This is an average maintenance plant, with average water needs. It does best in moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. It's a semi-evergreen, meaning it is an evergreen in warmer climates.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11


The Canary Creeper is a beautiful bright yellow flower that climbs well, and offers plentiful blooms.
Nasturtium 'Canary Creeper'

Although these plants are mostly loved for their beautiful, rich, jewel-toned colored flowers, the leaves and flowers are actually edible and have a tangy, peppery flavor. You can find Nasturtium in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, orange, red, and mahogany. If you're a first time or inexperienced

Nasturtium 'Canary Creeper' Vines grow quickly and easily on a trellis.
Nasturtium 'Canary Creeper' Vines

gardener, this is a great plant for you. They grow easily and quickly, needing little care. There are several varieties of Nasturtium, so be sure to you choosing a vining variety is you'd like them to climb. It's an annual, that loves full sun, medium moisture, and well-drained soil. You may not find them as plants in nurseries, but the seeds will germinate quickly. Aphids are they're most likely pest.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-11

Old Man's Beard (looks cool but plant with caution)

Old Man's Beard, Clematis vitalba, a vigorous climber that is considered an invasive species in some areas.
Old Man's Beard, Clematis vitalba

Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba or aka Traveler's Joy) is a vigorously growing climbing vine. It produces many flowers, which are a soft white and have a slight almond scent. Once it has finished flowering, the seeds retain the style of the flower. This will have the long, silky hairs that form the tufted balls, which most

Old Man's Beard, Clematis vitalba. The distinctive silky hairs that give this plant its name.
Old Man's Beard, Clematis vitalba

recognize as Old Man's Beard. Although many consider this a 'normal' plant for the garden, it is viewed as an invasive and alarming plant species in other areas. Be sure to educate yourself before planting. This one can grow out of control quickly. It likes full sun best but can handle some shade.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Pretty in Pink Eden®

The uniquely shaped burgundy blooms of Dutchman's Pipe
Pretty in Pink Eden® Climbing Rose

An amazing climbing rose, Pretty in Pink Eden® roses are as beautiful as you would imagine from such a name! It's a sun-lover and is not known to be susceptible to diseases. You can expect repeat blooms of these pink beauties, along with glossy dark green leaves. They only need moist, well-drained, good soil, and a place in the sun, and you'll see these gorgeous roses grow up and over your trellis. These hybrids bloom in late spring to late fall and can reach a height of 10-12 feet high and 8 feet wide.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Dutchman's Pipe is an incredible, vigorous, easy growing vine. The thick foliage can create the ideal privacy screen with the use of a trellis. A natural fence, with its heart-shaped leaves and unusual flowers.
Pretty in Pink Eden® Climbing Rose

Quicksilver Roses

This lavender climber is without a doubt a showstopper for any garden! The fully double

Quicksilver TM Roses will bring a magical fairytale feel to your garden! The lavender color is unique and beautiful.
Quicksilver TM Rose

blooms of this rose have a lightly sweet fragrance that will carry and perfume the breeze of your yard or garden. The foliage is dark-green, semi-glossy, healthy and disease resistant. At its mature size, it will grow to be about 7ft high and 4ft wide. It's an amazing climber, and perfect for a large trellis. The flowers offer a range of mauve to lavender to purple hues, that lend an old-fashioned charm to this rose! It's a vigorous grower and is very easy to train on a trellis. It grows on its own roots - not grafted. Overall, an easy-care rose. It will offer lush coverage of your trellis, so you'll get that fairytale, dreamy, rose garden look you've always wanted, without a ton of fuss.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Red Hot Poker Vine

The Red Hot Poker Vine can be a dramatic addition to your garden. It is a great attractor of bees and hummingbirds. Perfect for pollinator gardens.
Red Hot Poker Vine

The Red Hot Poker Vine is a striking, large tropical vining shrub with thick glossy leaves. It is also known as the "torch lily" or "poker plant". It is actually not made up of flowers, but of very lovely red nectarines. The actual flowers are very small. It loves full sun and has average water needs, so water regularly, but don't overwater, as they don't like wet feet. It's a fantastic plant for attracting bees, butterflies and birds, so butterfly gardeners, bird watchers, and those with a pollinator garden will love this one! There are over 70 known species of this South African native plant. Plant them in the early spring or fall for the best results. Full sun and porous soil is best.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9

Strawberry Hill Roses

The is a tall and healthy repeat blooming climbing rose, with large, glossy leaves. It is very fragrant and has a wonderful scent of myrrh with just a bit of lemon. The 4.5-inch blooms are a vivid pink, with 85 petals. The flowers bloom in clusters, and the overall look is absolutely stunning! It's an impressive rose, a vigorous climber, and perfect for trellising. They're soft, billowy, fully double blooms are charming. You'll see blooms from late spring to fall, just before first frost. Best grown in full sun, with rich, well-drained soil, and adequate moisture. They are wonderful for attracting butterflies!

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Strawberry Hill Rose, beautiful climbing rose, perfect for trellis gardens, courtyards, English style garden
Strawberry Hill Rose

Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vines are the perfect vines for your trellis, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees alike.
Trumpet Vine and Hummingbirds

The Trumpet Vine, also known as the trumpet creeper or hummingbird vine, is a pretty easy vine to grow. It's a fast-growing climber that will tolerate both heat and cold well. The showy trumpet-shaped flowers are a great attractor for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. It is an aggressive vine, so keep it in check with regular pruning. It has glossy dark green leaves that will turn yellow in fall before falling off. It blooms most during summer and is best planted in spring or early fall. It loves full sun and well-drained soil. If you're an impatient gardener with a need for quick coverage of your trellis, this is a great vine for you. Make sure to wear your gardening gloves when you handle seed pods, as it can irritate skin. It naturally grows in the hot, humid Southeastern US, but will grow in less humid climates.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Trumpet Vines are fast-growing climbers, perfect for trellises. PT Hudson AlumiArt Trellises, Classic Metal Garden Trellises - the perfect trellis for you!
Trumpet Vines

Venosa Violacea Clematis

Boston Ivy is an excellent vine for creating a natural privacy screen and grows easily on trellises
Venosa Violacea Clematis

The beautiful clematis has been around since 1883, and is a long-loved favorite. It's deep, velvety flowers are 4 inches across. They will bloom from midsummer to early fall. It's a vigorous grower and climber, and is resistant to disease and wilt, which effects many clematis varieties. It loves full to partial sun and can grow to a height of 6ft-13ft. It's fantastic for covering a large trellis, with a spread of up to 4ft. It does best in moist, well-drained soils. Keep the roots cool with mulch or a layer of stones. The Venosa Violacea is overall a low maintenance plant with average water needs. It will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, so it's a wonderful addition to your yard or butterfly garden.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Boston Ivy turns a beautiful shade of red in fall, it is not an evergreen
Venosa Violacea Clematis


There are many different varieties of Wisteria, but all are spectacular. All are known for their pea-like flowers that bloom in spring and early summer. They are hardy, fast-growing climbers, and can be trained easily on a trellis. They're easy to grow in sun or part shade and like well-drained soil. When it comes to the structure you grow them on, don't skimp, Wisteria needs a sturdy structure to support their weight. It may take a few years to get them going, but the wait will be worth it. Once they are established, you will not be disappointed.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10

Beautiful violet Wisteria, a dramatic draping flower, perfect for trellises, pergolas, and railings

Yellow Jessamine

Also known as Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine is a lovely and bright flowering vine that is easy to train on your trellis. It's the state flower of South Carolina. It's a vigorous vine, that will climb quickly, for a full, lush coverage. The trumpet shaped flowers have a sweet fragrance. For maximum flowering, grow in full sun, but it will tolerate some shade.

Abundant blooms on a Yellow Jessamine vine!
Yellow Jessamine

It's a twining, woody vine with pointed, evergreen leaves that can grow to 20 ft pretty quickly, so it's ideal for creating a beautiful privacy screen or creating coverage for an unsightly area of your yard. You can't go wrong with this sunshine-colored beauty!

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10

Zephirine Drouhin Roses

Zephirine Drouhin Roses growing on a brick wall. The ideal climbing rose for the trellis rose gardener.
Zephirine Drouhin Roses

This is a beautiful climbing rose that is consistently blooming. It's large-flowered and has a thorns! You can expect 4-inch blooms that are a deep, rosey, pink. The Zephirine Drouhin is a very fragrant rose with a semi-double bloom. They do tolerate partial shade, but prefer sun.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10


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