Planting a perennial vine is almost like planting a tree, because it really does become a long term part of your landscape. Easy perennial vines can be planted one summer and then left to grow to their full height over several years, always coming back to show off their beauty and new growth. You want to be sure that any plant you choose is able to fit in the space that you provide. Once established, perennial vines are often known to spread somewhat prolifically.
5 Easy Perennial Vines
I’ve selected a few easy perennial vines for you. Once established these should flourish with relatively little care, and add a good deal of beauty and vertical interest to your garden.
Clematis vines are so popular because of their ease of growth and reliability when it comes to returning each and every year. This vine has been crossed several times over to achieve a wide variety of vine, that is only seen in flowers like the rose. You can choose a clematis that blooms in spring, summer, fall or blooms over and over again. Flower choice, leaf choice and the size of the vine are all options that you need to consider and then just pick out a starter runner to plant in a permanent home.
Van Zyverden 2 Varieties Clematis Collection Plants (Set of 2)The President Clematis Vine – Deep Purple – 2.5″ PotPiilu Clematis Vine – Heaviest Blooming Clematis – 2.5″ PotJohn Warren Clematis Vine – Huge 9″ Flowers – 2.5″ Pot
Once only a vine that was seen in the southern climate zones, hardier versions of Honeysuckle vine have been created so that it can now be grown in many gardens. This flowering vine creates spider like pink to orange colored blooms that cover the light green vine from top to bottom. If you need a smaller vine to add to an already full garden, or even to grow over and cover utility boxes or up mailbox posts, this is a great option.
Hardy Favorite Hall’s Honeysuckle Lonceria japonica Live PlantMandarin Honeysuckle Vine – Perennial – Lonicera – 2.5″ PotSpectacular Flowering,Lonicera Belgica, Serotina-Honeysuckle, Potted PlantTRUMPET HONEYSUCKLE VINE Lonicera sempervirens Native Plant Coral Honeysuckle Live plantLONICERA ‘GOLDFLAME’ – HONEYSUCKLE VINE – FRAGRANT – PLANT
The Trumpet vine is often hailed as a wise alternative to the more invasive Honeysuckle vine. It is still a hardy and prolific grower, just not in such an aggressive manner. This American native is not as fragrant as the Japanese Honeysuckle, but some may prefer the lighter scent and less maintenance.
Red Trumpet Vine – Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’ – Prolific Bloomer – 3 Year Live PlantIndian Summer Trumpet Vine Plant – Campsis – 2.5″ Pot(1 Gallon) Carolina Jasmine- Fragrant Flowers, twining, evergreen vine, that will climb trees, fences and structures,
There are actually a couple different climbing hydrangea vines, but unlike their bushy counterparts, they are not profuse with magnificent blooms. Still, these stunners have a lot to offer in the form of huge leaves followed by even bigger feather like flowers that bloom and then leave behind an interesting floral skeleton. This perennial vine needs a lot of space to spread out, and a sturdy structure, such as a fence or wall, to grow over.
Sweet peas come in two types of vines, with the perennials vine being able to really pack a punch in a small garden space. The perennial sweet pea vine can be grown in window boxes, containers or up a small trellis that is propped next to a house or other structure. Expect constant blooms from the plant, and a sweet scent from the delicate flowers all summer long.
Of course there are many other great perennial vines to consider for your garden, but these are sure to please. For further information about choosing and planting vines in your garden, refer to this article: Best Plants for a Trellis, and if roses are more to your taste, check out this article: Best Roses to Use in an Archway or Trellis.