57 Best Flowering Vines and Climbers to Grow in Garden & Containers

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Here are the Best Flowering Vines and Climbers to Grow in Garden & Containers. They’ll surely spruce up your lawn!

The Best Flowering Vines and Climbers to Grow in Garden & Containers can add vertical interest, frame doorways, or even create privacy screens. And the best part? They’re really easy to take care of. 


Best Flowering Vines

1. WisteriaWisteria Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Wisteria sinensis

Wisteria is this amazing vine that produces beautiful flowers in the spring. Imagine bunches of dangling grapes, but instead of grapes, they’re cascades of purple, pink, or even white blooms! Pretty, right?

2. Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Campsis radicans

Trumpet vine is another gorgeous vine that’s all about the flowers. They’re super easy to grow and love the sunshine. Just be warned–these vines are serious climbers and can get pretty aggressive.

3. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is like the ultimate show-off vine, bursting with colorful flowers all season long. They’re a bit fussy and don’t like the cold, but if you live in a warm climate or can bring them indoors for winter, they’re sure to brighten your home!

4. Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Lonicera spp.

Honeysuckles fill the air with a sweet perfume, especially at night, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Plus, the vine is pretty chill and will happily climb over a trellis or sprawl over a pot. And it’s easy to care for.

5. Passionflower

Passionflower Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Passiflora spp.

Passionflower vines produce flowers that are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Plus, some passionflower varieties even produce yummy, tangy fruits! It’s a fast grower and loves to climb, so give it a trellis or fence to show off its wild side.

6. Clematis Clematis Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Clematis spp.

Clematis is called the Queen of Climbers, and for good reason. You can find them in tons of different colors, and they grow easily. Just take care of 2 things–give them plenty of sun and don’t let them sit in waterlogged soil. 

7. Bleeding Heart Vine

Bleeding Heart Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Bleeding Heart Vine sounds fancy, but it’s actually a real charmer! It’s a fast grower with glossy green leaves and attracts butterflies, too. And it will reward you with lovely white flowers.

8. Carolina Jessamine

Carolina Jessamine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine is known for its bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in spring and early summer. It can grow up to 20 feet long, making it a fantastic choice for covering fences, arbors, or trellises.

9. False Hydrangea Vine

Hydrangea Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Schizophragma hydrangeoides

False Hydrangea Vine is so named because it’s flowers are showy just like a Hydrangeas. It’s a great choice for gardeners who want a low-maintenance climber for a pot. Just be sure to plant it in a location that receives partial shade to full shade and has moist, well-drained soil.

10. Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Ipomoea quamoclit

Cypress Vine is a fast growing flowering vine you can grow in your garden. Or a container. Both work fine. It’s native to tropical regions of the Americas and thrives in warm climates.

11. Blue Sky Vine

Blue Sky Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Thunbergia grandiflora

The Blue Sky Vine is also a fast-growing one on our list. It can easily reach 30 feet tall and requires minimal care once established. It’s also drought-tolerant and pest and disease-resistant.

12. Purple Bell Vine

Purple Bell Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Rhodochiton atrosanguineus

The Purple Bell Vine has long, cascading vines adorned with beautiful, deep purple, bell-shaped flowers. It’s a fast grower that blooms all summer long. Just a heads up, it’s not a fan of the cold, so in frosty areas, treat it like an annual.

13. Firecracker Vine

Firecracker Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Ipomoea lobata

The Firecracker Vine is a beauty that climbs and twines, showing off a dazzling display of color. Its flowers are red, orange, yellow, and white ones clustered together making it look like an actual firework and earning it the name. 

14. Crossvine

Crossvine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Bignonia capreolata

Crossvine is a southern charmer with bright orange or yellow flowers. But it isn’t just about good looks. It can tolerate a variety of soils and stays healthy for many years–don’t forget to give it a friendly tree or trellis to climb on. 

15. Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Akebia quinata

The Chocolate Vine isn’t your typical cocoa plant. It’s a climbing vine with beautiful vanilla-scented, purplish-brown flowers that bloom in spring. You know what else? The vine produces delicious, edible seedpods that taste a bit like tapioca pudding. 

16. Cup and Saucer Vine

Saucer Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Cobaea scandens

The Cup and Saucer Vine is a tropical vine that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation in your own backyard. How so? It has giant, saucer-shaped flowers that start out pale green and then transform into beautiful shades of purple or white.

17. Hyacinth Bean

Hyacinth Bean Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Lablab purpureus

The Hyacinth Bean is a bit of a multi-talented vine! This tropical beauty shows off with pretty purple or white flowers in the summer, but that’s not all. It will also give you edible beans that you can cook and relish. Don’t eat them raw though, they contain toxins.

18. Nasturtium

Nasturtium Flowering VinesBotanical Name: Tropaeolum

Speaking of flowering vines for the garden or containers, you should also consider Nasturtiums. These easy-to-grow annuals sprout quickly, thrive in full sun, and need little watering. What more could you want? 

19. Climbing Rose

Climbing Rose Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Compassion’

Climbing Roses aren’t like regular ones–we’re talking classic roses in reds, pinks, whites, and even yellows. They’ll need a sturdy trellis or fence to climb on, but that’s easy work for the payoff, which is gorgeous.

20. Mandevilla

Mandevilla Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Mandevilla

Mandevilla is a pretty easy-going vine as long as you keep it happy. Lots of sunshine and well-drained soil are key. It can handle some shade, but the blooms won’t be as prolific. You can find these container vines in red, pink, and white flower colors.

21. Scarlet Runner Bean

Scarlet Runner Bean Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

The Scarlet Runner Bean is a double threat in the garden – beautiful and tasty! It has pretty scarlet flowers and also produces long, green pods packed with delicious, edible beans. Win-win, right?

22. Corkscrew/Snail Vine

Corkscrew/Snail Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Cochliasanthus caracalla

Snail Vine has multi-colored flowers and grows quite fast. The flowers come in shades of purple, pink, ivory, and yellow, blooming from mid-summer to fall. It’s best for areas where there is heat and humidity–basically warm climates.

23. Perennial Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Lathyrus latifolius

The Perennial Sweet Pea is covered in lovely pea-like flowers and can grow up to 10 feet tall. It does not have a strong fragrance, but it makes up for it in the care routine. It’s pretty drought-tolerant, and you rarely have to water it.

24. Moonflower

Moonflower Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Ipomoea alba

Moonflower vines have giant, white flowers that give off a sweet scent. Just give it full sun and well-drained soil. But don’t go with this one if you have kids or pets; all parts of the vine are toxic.

25. Jasmine

Jasmine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale

Common Jasmine has white star-shaped flowers and is known for its fragrance. It grows vigorously, so if you want to fill up a space fast, this should be your choice.

26. Snapdragon Vine

Snapdragon Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Maurandella antirrhiniflora

Snapdragon vines have small flowers of pink, purple, red, and white shades that bloom throughout the summer and into fall. Plus, it has ivy-like leaves and will invite tons of butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

27. Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Campsis Grandiflora

Trumpet Creeper vines have lovely orange flowers that hummingbirds love. They’re pretty easy to care for–you need to give them the right amount of sun and something to climb on. Just a heads up, all parts are a little toxic, so keep pets and kids away.

28. Climbing Onions

Climbing Onions Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Bowiea volubilis

Forget the bulbs you cook with! Climbing onions have a twist. They have a large underground bulb, but most of the plant has long, twining, green shoots that climb. They also produce small white flowers in the fall months.

29. HopsHops Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus

Hops are vigorous, climbing vines with beautiful, lime-green, lobed leaves. They can grow up to 20 feet tall and look stunning climbing a trellis or fence.

30. Black-eyed Susan Vine

Black-eyed Susan Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata

Black Eyed Susans have cheerful blooms in a fiery shade. They’re orange, yellow, or even red, with a dark brown-maroon center that looks like a black eye (hence the name). Plus, it’s low maintenance. 

31. Clematis Montana

Clematis Montana Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Clematis Montana

Clematis Montana is a vigorous grower and can cover sheds, fences, and walls–turning them into a living wall full of flowers. Make sure it gets plenty of sunshine, but mulch around the base so it stays cool.

32. Silver Lace Vine

Silver Lace Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Fallopia baldschuanica

Silver Lace Vines have a feathery foliage with light green leaves that turn into a golden hue when fall comes. It stays happy in the sun, partial shade, or even full shade. It’s not fussy about soil either, although well-drained soil is ideal.

33. Dutchman’s Pipe

Dutchman's Pipe Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchmen’s Pipe isn’t just one plant; it’s a nickname for a bunch of flowering vines with one thing in common–their blooms look like old-fashioned pipes! These leafy climbers are fast growers, perfect for covering up a fence or hiding an eyesore in the garden.

34. Climbing Aster

Climbing Aster Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Aster carolinianus

Climbing Aster isn’t your typical Aster. This vine will give you loads of pink or purple daisy-like flowers and will keep blooming until frost hits. To top it all off, it is also a magnet for pollinators. Plus, it keeps deer away.

35. Trailing Snapdragon

Trailing Snapdragon Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Asarina scandens

Trailing Snapdragons have pretty flowers in pink, purple, white, or a mix of all these shades all summer long. They’re perfect for hanging baskets or pots where they can tumble out dramatically or climb up. And hey, they’re a pollinator party pleaser, too!

36. Kiwi Vine

Kiwi Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Actinidia Kolomikta

Kiwi Vine isn’t just about the fuzzy fruit at the store! It’s a cool climbing vine with heart-shaped leaves that can transform your yard into a green hangout. There are even extra-hardy types that can handle colder weather. The best part? Some varieties produce yummy little kiwi fruits you can snack on.

37. Scarlet Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Distictis buccinatoria

The Scarlet Trumpet Vine is a dazzling climber covered in fiery red, trumpet-shaped flowers. It’s a fast grower, perfect for covering up a boring wall, but be warned: this vine is a real go-getter, so you might need to trim it back sometimes.

38. Clematis Tangutica

Clematis Tangutica Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Clematis tangutica

Clematis Tangutica is a vine with small, bell-shaped, yellow flowers that bloom in summer. It is a trooper, happy in full sun or partial shade and even tolerating drier conditions. Plus, it’s a low-maintenance bloomer–just a little pruning keeps it well.

39. Clematis Nelly Moser

Clematis Nelly Moser Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Ah, Clematis Nelly Moser! The flowers of this vine have rosy-lilac shades and a stripe down the center. It also blooms twice a year–once in late spring and then again in early fall.

40. Coral Honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Lonicera sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckles come from the eastern US and are famous for their red flowers with yellow stamens. They can grow 20 feet tall and adapt to many different soil types. They’re not too fussy about the sun either.

41. Lady Banks Rose

Lady Banks Rose Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Rosa banksiae

Lady Banks Rose is a thornless vine with fragrant, yellow or white flowers blooming in spring. It was named after Dorothea Lady Banks, the wife of the botanist Sir Joseph Banks.

42. Climbing Fuchsia

Climbing Fuchsia Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Fuchsia magellanica

Climbing Fuchsia are beautiful and versatile flowering vines. Unlike true vines, they are more like vigorous, sprawling shrubs that need support to climb. But with their long, trailing stems and flowers, they can easily create a stunning display on trellises, fences, walls, or even in large containers.

43. Chocolate Jasmine

Chocolate Jasmine Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Jasminum parkeri

Despite the name, Chocolate Jasmine doesn’t actually smell like chocolate. Its white flowers have a fragrance that’s mild or sweet, sometimes with hints of vanilla. It is a pretty easygoing plant and thrives in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade.

44. Clematis Ville de Lyon

Clematis Ville de Lyon Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Clematis ‘Ville de Lyon’

Clematis Ville de Lyon is a late bloomer so it will give you flowers when others in your garden have faded. It is also is adaptable when it comes to light. It thrives in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade.

45. Canary Creeper

Canary Creeper Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum peregrinum

Canary Creepers grow quickly and can reach up to 10 feet in height. It has round, deeply five-lobed leaves and pale yellow, funnel-shaped flowers that look really beautiful.

46. Hoya

Hoya Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa

Did you know you could also grow Hoya carnosa in pots? It is a popular and easy-to-grow houseplant prized for its attractive waxy foliage and sweetly scented flowers.

47. Morning Glory

Morning Glory Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea

Morning Glory is a fast-growing vine with funnel-shaped flowers. Their blooms typically last for just one day, but new flowers are constantly produced throughout the summer and early fall, creating a long-lasting floral display. Isn’t that cool?

48. Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle is a fragrant vine with white or pink flowers that bloom in summer and attract hummingbirds. It is considered invasive in many parts of North America and can choke out native plants so be careful if you plant it.

49. Blue Potato Vine

Blue Potato Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Solanum crispum

Blue Potato Vine is also called Potato Bush. It is popular as an ornamental plant and gives star-shaped flowers. You can grow it to cover fences and arbors, and you can also grow it as shrub.

50. Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus

Dutchman's Pipe Cactus Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus is also known as Queen of the Night. It has giant, white flowers that only open at night and wilt just before dawn. Don’t expect your Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus to start blooming right away. It takes a mature plant to produce flowers.

51. Goldflame HoneysuckleHoneysuckle Flowering Vines

Botanical Name: Lonicera x heckrottii

Goldflame Honeysuckle is another great flowering vine to grow in the garden or in a container. It is a fragrant delight that can grow 15 feet tall and gives off a scent that will remind you of vanilla and jasmine.

52. Purple Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Clytostoma callistegioides

The Purple Trumpet Vine is a gorgeous climber with glossy leaves. It’s easy to grow, tolerates heat and some cold, and can reach up to 25 feet tall. Just train it on a support structure and watch it go!

53. Sweet Autumn Clematis

Autumn Clematis Flowering Vines
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Botanical Name: Clematis terniflora

Sweet autumn clematis is a lovely vine that will bring both beauty and fragrance to your late summer and fall garden. This fast-growing vine can reach up to 30 feet tall and has dark green, leathery leaves.

54. Flame Vine

Flame Vine flowering vine
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Botanical Name: Pyrostegia venusta

Flame Vine will surely be a real showstopper for the garden. This climber can quickly cover a fence or trellis with lush green foliage and also has vibrant orange flowers that give off a fiery hue in the sun.

55. Red Morning Glory

Red Morning Glory flowering vine
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Botanical Name: Ipomoea hederifolia

Red Morning Glories love sunny spots and have lovely trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom early in the morning. It is a relatively low-maintenance vine that’s easy to grow from seeds or cuttings.

56. Four O’Clock

Four O'Clock flowering vine

Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

Four O’Clock is called the marvel of Peru. It’s a popular choice for gardeners because it’s easy to grow, tolerates a range of conditions, and produces stunning flowers throughout the summer and fall.

57. Yellow Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine flowering vine
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Botanical Name: Adenocalymma comosum

Yellow Trumpet Vines climb pretty fast and attract hummingbirds with their pretty yellow flowers. You’ll need to keep an eye on them when they’re young but once they are mature, they are tolerate of heat and need minimal watering.

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