Popular Types of Perennial Vines
If you want something that climbs and grows back year after year, you should consider any number of perennial vines. With so many possibilities, each with different characteristics, you will find something that you love. To give you an idea of the various vine species to consider, we have provided a list of possibilities.
Keep in mind that when growing perennial vines, you need to consider the best growing conditions in that each is unique. For instance, grape and wisteria vines prefer shade and need a stable structure such as an arbor on which to climb. However, if you look at English and Boston ivy, they prefer climbing on doorways and walls. You will even find perennial vines such as Virginia creeper that makes an excellent ground cover.
The key to growing perennial vines is they need support and the type and stability of the support would depend on the exact plant you choose. After all, some types of vines are much heavier than others are so they need a structure that can accommodate the weight while giving the vine ample room to grow. You will find that each of the perennial vines have a unique climbing ability, with some using tiny roots or tendrils that cling, some have leaves that wrap around the support, and other vine species climb by using a nearby support.
If you want a beautiful addition to your garden or perhaps a walkway, you cannot go wrong by choosing perennial vines that come in a wide selection of species that feature different shapes and color leaves. In addition to using vines for aesthetics, they can also be used to create privacy, offer shade, or even be used for their wonderful fragrance. Because of the versatility, some people will plant several different types of perennial vines.
The following are a few of the more popular options for perennial vines that you might consider for your garden:
- Actinidia Kolomikta – This vine needs full sun to partial shade, has dark green leaves with tips of pink or white, and it even produces small, edible fruit
- Porcelain Vine – This is one of the more popular perennial vines. This vine grows aggressively, has medium size leaflets with five on each leaf, and the blooms are beautiful purple.
- Trumpet Creeper – The trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the summertime are gorgeous scarlet red, yellow, or orange. This vine is grown in full sunlight and because it is large and heavy, it needs extra strong support.
- Climbing Hydrangea – The last of the perennial vines we wanted to mention is this hydrangea, which likes partial to full shade. The dark green leaves produce large, flat white flowers on top and while it takes a little time to establish this plant, it is worth the wait.