20 beautiful flowering vines for your yard

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(Clematis sp.)

This fast-growing vine produces a wide array of showy flower forms in many colors and shapes. The most popular clematis varieties are typically deciduous, sending out 6–18 feet of new growth and a flush of large purple, pink, or white blooms each year. Depending on the species, most prefer moist, well-drained soil and full sun or afternoon shade. This classic mailbox adornment initially requires tying up lớn train it.

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(Hydrangea petiolaris​)

This hydrangea species has aerial rootlets that allow it to cling lớn the side of structures, climbing to lớn 60 feet or more. Climbing hydrangea produces 8-inch wide, flat clusters of creamy flowers and heart-shaped leaves with yellow fall color. This vine will grow in sun or shade, preferably in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Hardy in USDA Zones 4–8.

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(Ficus pumila)

This quick climber requires shearing to keep it looking tidy when it's attached lớn walls and fences. The clinging roots of the small-leaved evergreen vine allow it to blanket brick, stucco, & stone. Hardy in USDA Zones 8–11; if a cold winter kills it back lớn the ground, creeping fig may reemerge in spring.

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(Lonicera sp.)

Skip the invasive Japanese honeysuckles in favor of better behaved species. The fragrant summer blooms of woodbine honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) grow well in dappled shade, while the gorgeous red flowers of the native trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) bloom best in full sun. Trumpet honeysuckle might not have a sweet scent, but it's blooms attract hummingbirds.

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(Hedera sp.)

This shade-loving vine can spread as a groundcover or cling to và cover walls, trellises, fences, & trees. Ivy adds a stately touch to lớn historic homes, but is also invasive in much of the South. Frequent pruning và pulling is required to lớn keep it in check.

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(Ipomoea sp.)

Related species include the night-blooming moonflower (Ipomoea alba) và the sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas), which is grown for its ornamental, trailing foliage. Morning glory (Ipomoea nil) is an annual that produces big, showy blue or trắng flowers in summer. Morning glory requires support or other plants khổng lồ scramble up. All of these plants grow in full sun, but hardiness varies.


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(Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Star jasmine is not a true jasmine, but the South loves it anyway. The deeply fragrant perfume of the tiny trắng flowers permeates neighborhoods all over USDA Zones 8–10 in late spring, attracting bees & other admirers. Star jasmine is a vigorous grower that can spill over walls or be trained to grow on a trellis or pergola in part shade.


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(Wisteria sp.)

The telltale woody stems & abundant, fragrant, drooping purple blooms are hallmarks of wisteria. We recommend planting American wisteria to avoid the invasive tendencies of exotic species. Plant in full sun in USDA Zones 7–9 with strong support for the heavy vines (or plant Kentucky wisteria, which is more cold hardy).