I love perennial flowering vines! They grow so quickly. In only a few years they can transform your backyard into something that looks as if it came out of the film The Secret Garden. If the thought of a climbing vine is exactly what your yard needs, check out these 5 fast-growing climbing flowering vines. They’re gorgeous!
Climbing Flowering Vines: Ideas
If you love the look of a traditional hydrangea bush, you won’t be able to get enough of climbing hydrangea, trust me! Once established, this vine can grow up to 50 feet tall on the right kind of trellis. This vine does well in grow zones 4-8 and should be planted on a shadier side of the house. This vine only tolerates full sun when the soil is kept moist.
Hardy Kiwi Vine
Did you know that there is a cold-hardy version of the plant that sells store-bought Kiwis? It’s true, and this is about to be one of your very favorite plants. Though like the hydrangea, this vine grows slower than it’s warm-weather counterpart. If you are patient you will be rewarded with edible fruit and a towering vine over 20 feet tall in the first two growing seasons. This plant is hardy in growing zones 3-9 and grows best in full sun or part shade. Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Climbing Flowering Vines: More Ideas
If you are a fan of garden-fresh sweet peas, why not add a sweet pea vine to your garden? The vine is full of absolutely stunning flowers that appear throughout the entirety of the Spring and Summer months, though they do not have a fragrance. Gardeners should also be aware that this beauty is a FAST grower, and can grow as much as seven feet in the first year. This vine is hardy in a number of zones and can do well in zones 3-8.
We couldn’t have a list dedicated to climbing perennial flowering vines without mentioning the stunner that is the Trumpet Vine. The Trumpet Vine grows just a bit slower than most, but can quickly top out at 40 feet as soon as its roots are established. Make sure it has a good climbing trellis (learn how to make your own here). The bright, vibrant, trumpet-like blooms will appear in mid-summer and any birds in your neighborhood will be automatically drawn to your vine. Trumpet Vine does best in zones 4-9. This vine is also great for desert atmospheres. It only needs, at most, an inch of water per week during the summer months.
One of the fastest-growing flowering vines out there, this stunner can quickly top out at 30-40 feet. Full of dark purple blooms that emit a subtle vanilla scent in the Springtime, everything about this vine captures the senses. This fast-grower does best in zones 4 to 8 but can be considered an invasive species. Make sure that you check what it is considered in your area prior to planting. This beauty will even produce fruits if more than one vine is planted for cross-pollination. Like the Trumpet Vine, the Chocolate Vine needs at least an inch of water per week to stay healthy.