It might be a little late in the season to add one of these climbing plants to your yard, but whose to say you can’t plan ahead for next year! These climbing plants are easy to maintain, fast growers, and they’re the perfect addition to any backyard pergola! Here are the best climbing plants for pergolas.
Who would have thought that Rose would be a perfect climbing plant? I definitely didn’t! However, not just any variety of rose will do well on a pergola, pick a climbing variety!
Clematis is known for it’s luscious blooms, usually appearing in the early Spring months. Clematis plants do best in grow zone 3, but have known to do well in grow zone 4.
Not only does this vibrant plant look beautiful, but it’s aroma can be smelt from feet away. Create a fragrant Summer space with a climbing Jasmine plant. You’ll need a support structure of at least fifteen feet tall to adequately grow this fragrant flower. Fortunately, Pergolas provide the perfect growing environment.
This plant won’t look like this immediately, it takes a few years to establish the root system. However, once established, Wisteria is a rapid grower that provides a lovely scent! This plant does best in grow zones 4-9.
This flowering vine is a show stopper with fragrant, bell shaped flowers. This plant tolerates mild frosts, and can grow quickly out of control if not pruned correctly. Water your vines every other day (or as much as it takes to keep the soil moist) because adequate water is a must.
If your pergola resides in a sunny area of the yard, cover it with a few Morning Glory vines for instant shade. Start seeds a month before the last frost in your area.
Not just a necessary aspect to your favorite brew, Golden Hops is a must have in the garden, as well! Add some lush color to your yard with a few vines of Golden Hops. Imagine how this will look in the fall months!
Climbing Hydrangea does best in areas of full sun, and often lacks the beautiful blooms if grown in areas of shade. Fertilize plants once every year, preferably in the Spring, for healthy plants all year long.