The deep burgundy flowers are cloaked beneath the leaves and although the flowers make interesting conversation pieces, they are usually hidden by the dense foliage. Pipevine is a great plant for growing on trellises or a garden tripod or tuteur. A host plant for the pipevine swallowtail larvae.
Bignonia capreolata is a climbing, well behaved woody vine that can eventually become 50 ft. long if allowed to "climb free". The showy, orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers of Cross Vine are about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches across and they hang in clusters of two to five. They are sometimes seen high in tree canopies.
The trumpet vine or Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), also known as Cow Itch Vine and (in horticulture) as Hummingbird Vine, is a large and vigorous woody vine of the family Bignoniaceae, covered in flowers during the summer and a magnet for hummingbirds.
This plant is an aggressively growing vine which can climb to heights of 10-20ft. It grows on the edges of the woods, moist slopes, fence rows, in thickets and on streambanks. It produces white, fragrant flowers about an inch in diameter between July and September.
A well-behaved and distinctive vine. It is common and widespread in a range stretching from Texas and Florida north to Minnesota, Ontario and Massachusetts. It is currently on the United Plant Savers "At Risk" list.
If you would like a lovely vine to cover a trellis or a wall each year, this selection is a real stunner-in-the-summer. Every day, from June through August (Sept.), this beauty will delight your visual field, as long as the sun is out.
Lonicera sempervirens, or Trumpet Honeysuckle is a vigorous, deciduous, twining vine which typically grows 10-15' (less frequently to 20') and is one of the showiest of the vining honeysuckles. Large, non-fragrant, narrow, trumpet-shaped flowers are scarlet to orangish red on the outside and yellowish inside. Flowers appear in late spring at stem e
Matelea carolinensis is a great vine for growing on a tuteur, or trellis, or just let it scamper along over an embankment. The flower has a maroon, milkweed-like corolla, and because it dies back to the ground every winter, it remains very well behaved, staying just where you put it, and not invading every corner of your yard, as some more aggress
Virginia Creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a woody vine native to eastern and central North America, in southeastern Canada, the eastern and central United States. It can grow as a ground cover, or up tree trunks and over rocks.
Passion Flower is a rapid-growing, tendril-climbing vine which is woody in warm winter climates and herbaceous (dies to the ground) in cold winter climates. Flowers bloom in summer and are fragrant. Fleshy, egg-shaped, edible fruits called maypops appear in July and mature to a yellowish color in Fall.
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria) is a woody, deciduous, perennial climbing vine of the pea (Fabaceae) family. It is native to the wet forests and stream banks of the southeastern United States, and is much less aggressive than it's Asiatic cousin.
This Wisteria is far more civilized and less aggressive than Chinese Wisteria; it is, after all, a well-behaved native. It is also has a reputation of re-blooming 2-3x throughout the summer. Great for porches, trellises, and fences.