Table of Climbing Vines


Table 1.  Climbing vines suitable for the garden.
Scientific Name Common Name Climbing Method Annual/Perennial Height Flower Color
Actinidia arguta Hardy Kiwi Twining Perennial 20' White
Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi Twining Perennial 30' Cream Yellow
Actinidia kolomitka Variegated Kiwi Twining Perennial 15' White
Akebia quinata Five-leaf Akebia Twining Perennial 20-40' Purple
Ampelopsis brevipudunculata Porcelain Ampelopsis Twining Perennial 15-25' Fruit1
Antigonon leptopus Coral Vine Tendrils Tender Perennial 25-35' Pink
Aristolochia durior Dutchman's Pipe Tendrils Perennial 20-30' Yellow-Purple-Brown
Aristolochia elegans Dutchman's Pipe Twining Tender Perennial 15-25' Purple-Brown
Asarina antirrhinifolia Twining Snapdragon Twining Annual 4-6' Blue or Red Shades
Asarina x hybrida Asarina Twining Annual 4-8' Carmine

Bignonia capreolata Crossvine Tendrils/Suckers Perennial 30-40' Orange-Red

Campsis grandiflora Trumpet Vine Aerial Roots Perennial 20-30' Orange
Campsis radicans Trumpet Vine Aerial Roots Perennial 30-40' Orange
Campsis x tagliabuana Trumpet Vine Aerial Roots Perennial 30' Orange
Celastrus scandens American Bittersweet Twining Perennial 20' Fruit2
Clematis x jackmanii Clematis Twining Perennial 5-6' Varies3
Clematis tangutica Russian Virgin's Bower Twining Perennial 15-20' Yellow
Clematis terniflora Sweet Autumn Clematis Twining Perennial 15-20' White
Clytostoma callistegioides Purple Painted Trumpet Vine Tendrils Tender Perennial 10-30' Lavender
Cobaea scandens Cathedral Bells Tendrils Annual 10-20' Deep Blue
Codonopsis clematidea Codonopsis Twining Perennial 3-5' Light Blue

Dicentra torulosa Climbing Bleeding Heart Twining Perennial 12' Yellow
Distictis buccinatoria Trumpet Vine Tendrils Tender Perennial 30' Red
Dolichos lablab Hyacinth Bean Twining Annual 6-20' Purple or White

Eccremocarpus scaber Chilean Glory Flower Tendrils Annual 6-10' Crimson
Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper Euonymus Aerial Roots Perennial 40-70' NS4

Gelsemium rankinii Swamp Jessamine Twining Perennial 10-20' Yellow
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Yellow Jessamine Twining Perennial 10-20' Yellow
Gloriosa superba Glory Lily Tendrils Tender Perennial 6' Orange-Yellow

Humulus japonicus 'Variegatus' Japanese Hops Twining Perennial 10' Green
Humulus lupulus Hops Twining Perennial 20' Green
Hedera helix English Ivy Aerial Roots Perennial 90-100' Greenish White
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea Aerial Roots Perennial 60-80' White

Ipomoea alba Moon Flower Twining Annual 8-10' White
Ipomoea coccinea Red Morning Glory Twining Annual 6-12' Red
Ipomoea lobata Firecracker Vine Twining Annual 6-15' Ornage/Yellow
Ipomoea x multifida Cardinal Climber Twining Annual 6-15' Crimson
Ipomoea nil Morning Glory Twining Annual 15' White/Blue
Ipomoea purpurea Common Morning Glory Twining Annual 6-10' Blue or Red Shades
Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress Vine Twining Annual 6-20' Red
Ipomoea tricolor Morning Glory Twining Annual 10-12' Blue to Purple

Jasminum polyanthum Jasmine Twining Tender Perennial 10' White
Jasminum sambac Indian Jasmine Twining Tender Perennial 6-10' White

Lathyrus latifolius Sweet Pea Tendrils Perennial 6' Blue, Red Shades, White
Lathyrus odoratus Annual Sweet Pea Tendrils Annual 6-10' Blue, Red Shades, White
Lonicera x brownii Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle Twining Perennial 10-15' Orange-Red
Lonicera x heckrottii Goldflame Honeysuckle Twining Perennial 10-20' Pink/Yellow
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle Twining Perennial 15-30' Yellow/White
Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea' Purple-leaf  Honeysuckle Twining Perennial 15-30' Pink/White
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle Twining Perennial 10-20' Orange-Red/Yellow

Mandevilla x amoena 'Alice du Pont' Mandevilla Twining Tender Perennial 10-20' Pink
Mandevilla laxa Chilean Jasmine Twining Tender Perennial 10-15' White
Milletia reticulata Summer Wisteria Twining Perennial 20-30' Mauve
Merremia aurea Yellow Morning Glory Twining Annual 8-15' Yellow

Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Tendrils/Suckers Perennial 30-50' NS5
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston Ivy Tendrils/Suckers Perennial 30-50' NS5
Passiflora sp. Passionflower Tendrils Perennial 15-30' Varies
Periploca graeca Silk Vine Twining Perennial 30' Yellow/Purple
Phaseolus coccineus Scarlet Runner Bean Twining Annual 10' Red6
Polygonum aubertii Silver Lace Vine Twining Perennial 25-35' White

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum Purple Bells Twining Annual 6-10' Maroon
Rosa sp. Cultivars Climbing Rose None7 Perennial 8-15' Various8

Schizophragma hydrangeoides Japanese Hydrangea Vine Aerial Roots Perennial 40' White
Senecio confusus Mexican Flame Vine Twining Tender Perennial 20' Orange
Solanum jasminoides Potato Vine Twining Perennial 20' White
Stephanotis floribunda Madagascar Jasmine Twining Tender Perennial 10-20' White

Thunbergia alata Black-eyed Susan Vine Twining Annual 8' Yellow or Orange/Eye
Thunbergia grandiflora Blue Trumpet Vine Twining Perennial 15-30' Light Blue
Trachelospermum jasminoides Confederate Jasmine Twining Perennial 10-12' White

Vitis coignetiae Crimson Glory Vine Tendrils Perennial 50' Green-White
Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' Purple-leaf Grape Tendrils Perennial 20' Green-White

Wisteria floribunda Japanese Wisteria Twining Perennial 30-50' Purple
Wisteria frutescens American Wisteria Twining Perennial 30' Purple
Wisteria sinensis Chinese Wisteria Twining Perennial 30-50' Blue-Violet
1- Flowers not significant, plant has bright blue fruit.
2- Flowers not significant, plant has showy yellowish-orange fruit capsules that split to reveal crimson seeds.
3- Clematis hybrids come in many flower colors including shades of blue, red, pink, white, and many bicolors.
4- Flowers not significant.
5- Flowers not significant, plant has decorative fall color.
6- Bean pods that form are poisonous when full grown.
7- Climbing roses do not actually climb, but produce long branches called canes which can be attached to a structure.
8- Climbing roses come in many flower colors, including shades of red, white, pink, yellow and bicolors.

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