Perennial and Annual Climbing Flowering Plants :
Beautiful Flowering Vines for privacy, height in the garden with a seasonal punch of color:
Why Landscape With Climbing Vines:
The benefits of Landscaping With Climbing Vines:
Versatile Climbing Flowering Vines, have many uses and make striking additions to any landscape.
It provides shade, beauty, colour and height to the garden.
Clematis or other vines planted next to a lamppost and pillars adds interest and value to any garden by making the most of a small garden space by "growing up".
I grow sweet peas, morning glory, nasturtiums, climbing roses on trellises and arbours or I just use 5 bamboo poles tied to together at the top and poked the bottoms into the ground. String twine around the structure. The bamboo poles structure gives me the freedom to add height to my garden wherever I want.
Annual Flowering Vines for the garden:
Annual vines can also be grown in window boxes like, Morning glory, black-eyed Susan (thunbergia alata) nasturtiums are good choices for window boxes. Annual vines don't require much heavy-support as annual perennial vines. You can train morning-glory, sweet peas, nasturtiums on a light string trellis. To get such vines started just tie the leader to its support with soft twine.
Growing Flowering Annual Vines:
I save all my seeds, but most of the time I lose the seedpacket with the instructions. :)
I'm sharing what's on the seedpacket:
Plant: full sun
Height: 2.4 m
Depth: 1 cm
Thin 30 cm
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost.
Sow about 15 cm apart and cover with 1 cm of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
Seedlings emerges in 7-21 days. Thin to stand about 30 cm apart when seedlings are 2.5 cm high. Blooms in late summer to fall.
* Note * - To aid in germination - soak seeds overnight.
Height: 40 cm (16 in.)
Perfect for edgings, hanging baskets and in containers for patio or balcony gardens.
Sow seed after last frost in thoroughly warm soil.
Space seed: 2.5 cm (1 inch) apart.
Cover with soil: 2.5 cm deep.
Thin: to 20 cm (8 inch) apart.
Booms all summer long.
Sweet Peas - annual:
Plant: full sun
Height: 2.4 - 3.7 m
Depth: 5 cm
Thin 15 cm
Climbing vines are ideal for trellis or fence.
Sow in average soil in full sun in early spring.
Sow seeds about 8 cm apart and cover with 5 cm fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days. Thin to stand about 15 cm apart when seedlings are 2.5 - 5 cm high.
Blooms in spring.
* Note * - - To aid in germination - soak seeds overnight.
Thunbergia alata - black-eye Susan:
days to sprout: 5 - 12
seed depth: 6 mm (1/4 in.)
seed spacing: 8 cm (3 in.)
spread: 30-35 cm (12-14 in.)
bloom period: June to Frost
This fast growing vine covers itself with lovely funnel-shaped 5 cm (2 in.) flowers.
Ideal for covering trellises, fences and low walls or it can be grown in hanging baskets.
Prefers well drained soil in a sunny, sheltered location.