Vines add a bit of whimsy to any garden. Their climbing nature along with their lush foliage and pops of color make these plants the perfect choice for a charming effect in the landscape. Versatile vines make for great potted or even hanging basket plants, as they tend to trail over the sides of containers. If desired, they can also grow alongside the exterior of a house or fence to create a stunning textured wall!
Here are a few of our favorite vines:
Fast-growing Wisteria is beloved for its delicate purple blooms and cascading growth habit. This vine enjoys full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Known to find its way into cracks when climbing alongside a home, it’s important to plant wisteria with caution and consideration. While wisteria is stunning, it is toxic to pets and humans.
Like other hydrangeas, the climbing hydrangea will thrive in a nice shaded area. This vine’s rich green foliage in contrast with its white flowers creates a unique spectacle, especially when this plant climbs alongside the exterior of a house or structure. Climbing hydrangea prefers well-drained soil, but will survive in many soil conditions.
We love English Ivy for its romantic look and ability to quickly create a wall of foliage, but it should be noted that this vine is considered an invasive plant. As another versatile vine, English Ivy can be used to cover a home in its dazzling foliage or as a ground cover to create a lush, green carpet. This vine can survive in shade and prefers well-drained soil.
If you’re looking to add pops of color to your garden, look no further than Carolina Jessamine! This vine produces bursts of bright yellow flowers, which attract various pollinators like birds (namely the hummingbird), bees, and butterflies! Carolina Jessamine prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Madison Star Jasmine
With its white, star-shaped flowers and sweet fragrance, it’s no wonder Madison Star Jasmine is a hit in any garden. Unlike other vines, this one is cold-tolerant vine, which means you can enjoy it during winter months! Madison Star Jasmine can thrive in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil.
Stop by Patuxent Nursery today and check out our current selection of vines!
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