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Vines can be used to enhance a desirable feature such as a chimney or wall, or they can mask a less attractive feature such as a chain link fence or storage shed.

Not all vines climb in the same manner. They can climb by leaning, weaving, rooting, grasping (often with tendrils) or clinging with thorns. Many vines are also suitable as ground covers, sprawling instead of climbing up.

Light requirements key:

events & seminars Full Sun: Full sun locations allow plants to cast their own shadow for 6 or more hours a day.
events & seminars Light Shade: Light shade locations give plants 4-6 hours of sun and will usually tolerate full sun.
events & seminars Heavy Shade: Heavy shade locations receive little or no sun and will usually tolerate light shade.

 

Plant Name
Zone
Mature
Height
Bloom Time
Flower
Light Requirements
     Perennial Vines
Bittersweet
2
15-25’
May - June
Green/Yellow
Sun – Light Shade
Boston Ivy
4
40-50’
None
None
Sun – Heavy Shade
Clematis
4
6-10’
Summer
Varies
Sun – Light Shade
Climbing Hydrangea
4
40-50’
June – July
White
Sun – Light Shade
Engleman Ivy
4
40-50’
None
None
Sun – Heavy Shade
Grapes
4
10’
Spring
Insignificant
Sun
Honeysuckle
3 & 4
10-20’
June – Sept.
Varies
Sun
Trumpetcreeper
4
30-40’
July – Sept.
Red
Sun – Light Shade
Wisteria
4
15-20’
June – Sept.
Blue
Sun
     Annual Vines
Black Eyed Susan
-
10’
Summer
Yellow
Sun
Bougainvillea
-
2’/year
Summer
Varies
Sun
Cardinal Climber
-
10-15’
Summer
Red
Sun
Climbing Nasturtiums
-
10-12’
Summer
Varies
Sun
Mandevilla
-
3-10’
Summer
Pink
Sun
Moon Vine
-
10-15’
Summer
White
Sun
Morning Glory
-
10-15’
Summer
Varies
Sun – Light Shade
Passion Flower
-
10-15’
Summer
Purple
Sun – Light Shade
Scarlet Runner Bean
-
8-12’
Summer
Red
Sun – Light Shade
Star Jasmine
-
3’/year
Spring
White
Sun
Sweet Peas
-
6-9’
Summer
Varies
Sun

 

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Select source information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension, www.extension.umn.edu.

Last Updated: May 2012

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