How do you feel when you pass by a house that is covered with plants or flowering plants? I guess it’s happiness, for those little things make the house look a bit nicer. There are also pergolas or outdoor gardens that give some character to spaces like these as the climbing plant increases the pergola’s beauty. If you happen to have a pergola and want to enhance its beauty, then here are ten amazing climbing plants that you can use in your garden.
Climbing Rose – A beautiful addition to any garden, the climbing roses can be seen as an enhancement for the pergola. With various colors, roses can grow up to 12 feet long and about 4 feet wide, making them ideal for vertical growth. Roses do well in full sun and well-drained soil, and they grow well in most growing zones. Many varieties have a sweet scent.
Honeysuckle – A plant that multiplies and produces a sweet smell that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. This plant can grow to a height of up to 20 feet in full or partial sun and typically blooms from May until late in the summer. Make sure you choose the native type and not the invasive Japanese honeysuckle, which will take over your entire garden.
Virginia Creeper – This plant covers a large space with this vine that has a height of 50 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It is common to see the Virginia creeper with thick foliage that turns deep red in the fall as it grows vertically up the fences, houses, or buildings. Even though there are no blooms in this plant, it grows best in zones three to nine in full sun. Be sure that you have proper space and support for this one as it is difficult to remove.
Clematis – It is widespread to see various clematis climbing on a trellis or arbor in the garden. The flowers are beautiful and make a powerful impression in a small space. There are so many different cultivars of clematis, with different colors and characteristics, that it is essential to carefully read the label of the plant and choose one that appeals to you. Some varieties bloom throughout the season. The flowers come in all colors, from pale pink to deep blue. They like to be in full sun, but their roots prefer shade; shelter the roots with other perennials planted at their base.
Moonflower – Moonflowers are heirloom favorites that bloom in the evening with blossoms that are 6 inches wide! They also have a heavy fragrance, and pollinators love them! They are annuals in cool climates but perennials in mild regions. They need full sun. Moonflowers are an excellent option for gardeners who want to entertain themselves in the evening, as they bloom from sunset to sunrise during the summer months and most of the fall. Typically grown in zones 10 and 11, these plants can reach heights of 20 feet or more.
Butterfly Pea – This is a great climbing plant for attracting butterflies to your garden. Best grown in zones 10 and 11, butterfly pea produces deep blue flowers that grow best in full sun. These plants can grow up to 3 feet tall and can withstand high humidity and dry conditions.
Bougainvillea – If you find that your garden has a lot of shade, the bougainvillea is a great climbing plant to consider. This fast-growing plant can grow up to 30 feet tall, depending on the species, and grows best in zones 9 to 11, where temperatures usually stay above 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Smaller plants can be grown as potted plants. The plant is evergreen in frost-free areas and prefers full sun.
Until then happy gardening!