10 flowering vines to grow in the garden

Climbing plants   and  vines  are ideal for all types of garden, but they are extremely useful when we do not have much surface area since they take advantage of vertical space better than any other with the plus that they also serve to cover walls, bars and elements that we do not like . Here is a selection of 10 vines and vines with attractive and interesting flowers:

GROWING GUIDE OF 10 FLOWERING VINES FOR YOUR GARDEN

1. BIGNONIA RADICANS

Its common name varies between trumpet vine or trumpet flower, and it is easy to confuse it because many of the bignons have this type of tubular flower. Its flowers, up to 10 cm long, do not appear alone, but in clusters, making the floral point a whole show of orange and velvety color.

This plant has its origin in the USA although it is adapted to many climates mainly due to its rusticity. In fact, we will hardly find vines with flowers as rustic as this one. Therefore, it is ideal for our garden.

Great vigor, lots of foliage, fast growth, good and abundant flowering and generally easy to care for.

Growing conditions for this flower vine:

  • Climatology and exposure:  cultivation in full sun or semi shade, in general with lighting needs.
  • Soil: normal conditions. Ideal is soil rich in organic matter and drained.
  • Irrigation:  supply of abundant water, without letting the substrate dry between watering and watering.
  • Fertilizer:  fertilizer for flowering plants in early spring to stimulate budding and flowering.
  • Pruning:  generous pruning at the end of winter to regenerate stems and promote flowering the following year.

More information: cultivation of  Bignonia radicans

2. GENUS CLEMATIS (CLEMATIS SPP.)

The genus  Clematis encompasses about 300 species of flowering plants and vines with woody stems and large blooms. These species are widely used for their ornamental potential, to cover walls, fences or any other vertical surface.

The most popular flower vines in this genus are the ‘Jackmanii’ and ‘Nelly Moser’ varieties, with different shades of blooms in spring and summer.

They are plants that do not require much maintenance, they can be pruned to regenerate tissues and they need adequate humidity and fertility conditions in the soil.

  • Climatology and exposure: it resists cold very well and can be grown in full sun or semi shade.
  • Soil: fertile and humid soils for the maximum development of this flower vine.
  • Irrigation:  continuous supply of moisture without letting the soil dry out between watering and watering.
  • Fertilizer:  fertilizer for flowering plants in early spring to stimulate budding and flowering.
  • Pruning:  eliminate stem load in winter to regenerate stems and stimulate flowering for the following season.

3. BRAZILIAN JASMINE OR DIPLADENIA ( MANDEVILLA SANDERI)

A species of flower vine of the genus Mandevilla that enjoys being a large flowering plant and being a climber. Its care is not excessively complicated, it all depends on the climate in which we move. About 200 species of the genus  Mandevilla are known . The one called Jasmine from Brazil, has to do with the origin of the plant and because it is a climber with fragrant flowers (not all varieties).

The dipladenias that we can find commercially are already surely hybrids between several species of the genus. With this, good flowering plants are achieved and with a very varied range of  colors such  as white, yellow, red, pink and other less common. The flowers are typically called  trumpet flowers .

  • Climatology and exposure:  hot environments, damaging cold temperatures (> 5 ºC).
  • Soil:  fertile soils that maintain moisture.
  • Irrigation:  resistance to drought, although it needs watering in hot months such as spring and summer.
  • Subscriber:  fertilizer for flowering vines in early spring and throughout the summer.
  • Pruning:  at the end of winter and generous as it stimulates the ramifications, leafiness and future flower stems.

More information: cultivation of diplademia

4. TOMATILLO (SOLANUM CRISPUM)

With the Solanum crispum plant we speak of a flowering vine or perennial climber with some resistance to winter cold, although it prefers more temperate climates.

The appearance of this  peculiar vine , the fine petals of its flowers, its leaves, can give us the feeling of a delicate plant, not very rustic and without resistance to adverse conditions. It is not one of the strongest climbers out there, although its appearance can be deceiving.

It is a plant that prefers a warm climate, with good light and somewhat sheltered from the elements, with alkaline and shallow soil.

  • Climatology and exposure: it  needs warm temperatures, avoiding frost and cold conditions below 5 ºC.
  • Soil:  alkaline soil, with organic matter and little depth.
  • Irrigation:  maintain constant humidity and increase the volume supplied in the hottest months.
  • Subscriber: it requires flowering fertilizer to be applied in the first months of spring, coinciding with bud break.
  • Pruning:  necessary at the end of flowering to form the bush and favor future flowering.

Further information:  Solanum crispum cultivation

5. VID DE CHOCOLATE (AKEBIA QUINATA)

It is commonly known as a chocolate vine , although its scientific name is Akebia quinata. flowering vine in spring that emits a lot of aroma in the garden and very strange flowers in terms of color, since they are usually brown or brown (hence its name).

This species is cultivated to give lushness to fences, gates, doors and all kinds of vertical structures, where its stems with flowers hang, which are semi-perennial depending on cold conditions.

  • Climatology and exposure:  cultivation in light or semi-shadow conditions, supporting cold conditions and light frosts.
  • Soil:  dry, deep and fertile soils, where organic matter is continuously applied.
  • Irrigation: it  tolerates drought conditions, being able to let the substrate dry between irrigation and irrigation.
  • Subscriber: it requires flowering fertilizer to be applied in the first months of spring, coinciding with bud break.
  • Pruning:  necessary at the end of flowering to form the bush and favor future flowering.

6. CLIMBING HORTENSIA ( HYDRANGEA PETIOLARIS )

The climbing hydrangea is one of those flowering vines that need shady conditions, sheltered from larger trees. It is widely used for its ornamental bearing and the large volume of attractive white flowers it produces.

Its full flowering occurs in summer , although if you plant it from the beginning, you have to be patient as it is slow growing. As a positive aspect, if the weather is good, it is always green foliage almost all year round, with budding taking place in early spring, when temperatures rise.

  • Climatology and exposure:  shady areas without direct sun exposure, supporting well the cold and light frosts.
  • Soil:  lands with good drainage and acid pH to avoid the appearance of chlorosis, very common in this type of flower vine.
  • Irrigation:  maintain constant humidity in the soil, watering every 2 or 3 days in spring and summer.
  • Fertilizer: from spring to summer with fertilizers for acid plants
  • Pruning: carried out in late winter, removing dry, diseased or weak stems.

7. STAR JASMINE ( TRACHELOSPERMUM JASMINOIDES )

Its common name is star jasmine and it belongs to the Apodynamic family. Its curious name is due to the large number of flowers it produces are shaped like a white 5-pointed star.

Its origin is Asian, mainly from China and Japan, although it has perfectly adapted to European and American conditions. Its growing conditions are the usual ones for a flowering vine, although in this case it is considered a very resistant species . It is able to adapt to different light and temperature conditions and does not require special care.

  • Climatology and exposure:  good lighting and supports cold temperatures, even light frosts outside the flowering period.
  • Soil:  soil rich in organic matter and with good drainage, regardless of its texture or pH.
  • Irrigation:  constant watering in the warmer months, providing water every 3 or 4 days.
  • Fertilizer:  it can be paid from spring and throughout the summer to stimulate flowering.
  • Pruning:  generous pruning in winter to stimulate budding and flower buds the following year.

8. GENUS BOUGAINVILLEA

Bougainvillea is the climber that reigns in more than half of the gardens and houses throughout the Spanish Mediterranean. Spectacular, colorful growth, whose bracts make us remember summer areas just by looking at them.

Although it is already well adapted to many places in the world, the truth is that  bougainvillea  comes from South America. The two most common species are  Bouganvillea glabra  and  Bouganvillea spectabilis . Thanks to its  rapid growth , we will cover a large area in a relatively short period of time.

The characteristic of bougainvillea is not its flowering (which is white) but the bracts (modified leaves), which are fuchsia in color.

  • Climatology and exposure:  typical of warm and temperate climates, grown with good lighting and even full sun.
  • Soil:  it is not demanding on soils but it is important to guarantee good drainage.
  • Irrigation:  contribution of water spaced and allowing the substrate to dry between irrigation and irrigation.
  • Fertilizer:  apply fertilizer during sprouting every 15 days, rich in nitrogen.
  • Pruning:  perform training pruning between late winter to early spring.

More information: bougainvillea growing guide

9. PASSIFLORA ( PASSIFLORA INCARNATA)

Passiflora is a  large flowering vine that can reach more than 6 to 9 meters in length. It uses its tendrils, a kind of non-woody branch that coils itself into holes and gaps in fences and walls.

It develops magnificent and very showy flowers, which contrast very well with the greenness of its leaves. In addition, as if that were not enough, Passiflora incarnata has also been attributed   medicinal properties, which we will comment at the end of this article. Now we are going to give you some tips and indications to grow it.

  • Climatology and exposure:  full lighting and resistance to cold and light frosts.
  • Soil:  soil of medium texture, even alkaline soils that store moisture well.
  • Irrigation:  keep the soil hydrated, especially during flowering.
  • Subscriber:  subscriber for flowering plants from flowering to early autumn.
  • Pruning:  prune very woody, crossed branches and shape the stems for the next sprouting.

More information: passiflora cultivation guide

10. NIGHT HERON ( CESTRUM NOCTURNUM )

Cestrum nocturnum has several names,  galán de noche  or  dama de noche. In the two ways of naming it, the term “night” is included, and it is true that it is at that moment when it is most enjoyed, especially on hot summer nights.

It has the particularity that it is  evergreen , that is, while most of the plants in the garden are without leaves or color, the gallant at night will keep its leaves throughout the year. We will see its flowers grow from May, the beginning of the flowering season, until the beginning of autumn, although it will depend on the weather conditions.

  • Climatology and exposure: it  needs a lot of lighting, with mild climates far from frost, avoiding temperatures below 0 ºC.
  • Soil: thanks to fertile soils with presence of organic matter. Frank type and with good drainage.
  • Irrigation:  maintain constant humidity in the soil, without letting the soil dry out between watering and watering.
  • Subscriber:  subscriber for flower vines from the beginning of budding until autumn, every 15-20 days.
  • Pruning: it  admits generous pruning at the beginning of winter to stimulate the sprouting of the following year.

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

Ryan Heagle

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

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