Vines to give you a lift

Once you've built a trellis, then you need a vine to grow on it - preferably one that flowers over a long period. These should do well in most parts of the US:

Annual vines:

Allamanda (Allamanda cathartica)

Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)

Cathedral bells (Cobaea scandens)

Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata)

Mandevilla (Mandevilla x Amabilis)

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor)

Purple hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab)

Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas)

Perennial vines:


Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla)

Five-leaf akebia (Akebia quinata)

Goldflame honeysuckle (Lonicera x Heckrottii)

Hardy kiwi (has variegated leaves)

Roses - Climbers and ramblers

Scarlet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Trumpet vine (Campis radicans)

*For more information read "Ortho's All About Vines and Climbers," by William Thomas

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