Flowering vines add color, fragrance, and ambiance to your yard without taking up as much space as ground plants do. They make your yard a more enjoyable place, helping to create an atmosphere where nature seems to be thriving, and certainly adding some major curb appeal. The best flowering vines are relatively low maintenance and hardy, and they’re perfect for growing on trellis, pergolas, arbors, railings, fences, and other supportive outdoor structures.
So, here’s a quick look at some of the best flowering vines to consider adding to your front, back, or side yards—wherever there’s an appropriate place to let them flourish. Keep in mind that most flowering vines tend to need a lot of sun. Of course, always acquaint yourself with the growing requirements and best practices of any plant life before you introduce it to your property.
The Best Flowering Vines for Your Yard
- Black eyed Susan vine is an annual that has orange, yellow, or white flowers with a dark center. It’s good for places where limited growth of about 4 to 6 feet is ideal.
- Carolina jessamin has golden-yellow, trumpet blooms. This perennial blooms early in the year in the South, and it will span up to 20 feet without pruning.
- Clematis has single or double flowers of numerous colors and is suited to areas where growth of about 6 to 10 feet is desirable (there’s also a dwarf variety that tops out around 3 feet).
- Madagascar jasmine is sweetly fragrant, with white trumpet-shaped blooms in the spring. The vine generally grows up to 15 feet.
- Morning glory is an annual that grows quickly up to around 8 to 12 feet. This vine’s flowers come in many colors.
- Passion vine is great for attracting and supporting butterflies. This perennial has white flowers with a purple crown and yellow center, and typically spans 6 to 8 feet.
- Trumpet vine is a good perennial choice for large, sturdy structures, as it can grow up to 40 feet and become relatively heavy. It develops big red, orange, or yellow trumpet blooms.
- Wisteria is another hefty flowering vine that reaches up to 30 feet, and so does well with a large, sturdy base. It’s exceptionally fragrant, and has white, lilac, or purple flowers.