Vine

Vines are plants that have a trailing or climbing growth habit.  They are great for trellises, arbors, fences, lamp poles and so forth.  Some, like the Akebia, climb by twining tendrils that clasp the support structure or other plants.  Others, like Clematis and Honeysuckle (Lonicera), have stems or leaf petioles that curl and twine around their support structure. There are also some vines, such as Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus), that cling to structures or other plants with adhesive disks.  Any of these will sprawl on the ground if there is nothing to support them and so are sometimes used as groundcovers.

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Akebia quinata
Common Name: Chocolate Vine

Graceful semi-evergreen vine with five-fingered leaves and dark, brownish-purple vanilla scented flowers in June. Can be invasive, best in confined area.


Campsis flava
Common Name: Trumpet Vine

Showy, trumpet-shaped yellow flowers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Long blooming. Fast growing woody native vine with rich green foliage.


Campsis x 'Madame Galen'
Common Name: Trumpet Vine

Showy, trumpet-shaped bright salmon-red flowers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Long blooming. Fast growing woody native vine with rich green foliage.


Clematis 'Asao'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" rosy-pink flowers with a white center bar on each petal. Blooms in May/June and Aug./Sept. Fragrant. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Clematis 'Avant Garde'
Common Name: Clematis

Three-inch, dark rosy pink blooms have pompoms of light pink petaloids with yellow stamens at their centers. Blooms July to September. Group 3. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Belle of Woking'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" double, sometimes semi-double, mauve to silvery-blue flowers fade to a pale, silvery lavender, with creamy centers. Early summer blooms are double and single blooms late summer. This heirloom variety is often slow to establish, but worth the wait. Group 2.


Clematis 'Blue Mist'
Common Name: Clematis

Large 6"-8" lavender-blue single blooms with wavy margins and reddish purple stamens appear in May, June, August and September. May sometimes have reddish purple bars. Zones 4-8. Group 2.


Clematis 'Bourbon'
Common Name: Clematis

Red blooms up to 5”-6” across have purple bars and yellow stamens. Flowering lasts for 4-6 weeks in mid to late summer. Size makes it suitable for containers. Group 2. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" mauve pink flowers with creamy anthers bloom from June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Group 3. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Diamantina'
Common Name: Clematis

Sparkling violet-blue, double blooms up to 6” across are produced heavily in late spring with repeat blooms throughout the summer and fall. Group 2. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-9" light lavender-pink flowers with a deep carmine bar. Blooms in May and June and again in August and September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" double white flowers in May/June. Heavy bloomer. August/September rebloom. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Elsa Spath'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" lavender-blue flowers with red anthers. Blooms  late May/June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Ernest Markham'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" magenta-red blooms typically are sparse in June and July and abundant August into October . Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Franziska Maria'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" very double, deep blue blooms with yellow anthers appear from early summer through fall. Large blooms are so full they resemble a dahlia. Prolific bloomer. Plant Patented. Zones 4-9. Group 2.


Clematis 'Gillian Blades'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" large white blooms have distinctively ruffled edges and creamy yellow to gold stamens in their centers. Flowers take on a lavender tint in cooler weather. Blooms May/June and Aug/Sept.  Award Winner. Group 2.


Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'
Common Name: Clematis

Huge 5"-6" creamy white blooms with buttery centers. Blooms heavily in May/June with a smaller flush of blooms in August/September. Group 2.


Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-7" pinkish-mauve blooms with violet stamens in June and July and again in September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Henryi'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" white flowers with attractive dark stamens in May and June. Light rebloom in August. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of the previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis 'Irene'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" pink blooms with creamy white centers age to soft pink. Flowers are not huge but put on a dramatic show nevertheless. Blooms from spring through summer. Suitable for a container. Pruning group 3. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Jackmanii'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" deep purple blooms in June and July with some later rebloom. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. The easiest clematis to grow. Deer resistant. Never overwater! Group 3.


Clematis 'Jackmanii Rubra'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-5" velvety, purple red June blooms are occasionally semi-double and later September blooms are single. Blooms are very abundant. Prune back by 1/3 after flowering to promote new growth and additional bloom. Group 2.


Clematis 'Josephine'
Common Name: Clematis

4" elaborate double blooms of lilac pink with slightly darker bars. Outer petals are light green in the shade to more lilac in full sun. Flowers late spring to early summer and often repeats in the fall. Award winner. Group 2. ​Plant patented.


Clematis 'Mrs. P.B. Truax'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" periwinkle blue blooms have yellow anthers and are sometimes marked with a faint green bar. Blooms May/June and August. A medium high vine suitable for many applications. Pruning group 2.


Clematis 'Multi Blue'
Common Name: Clematis

Deep 4"-5" double, deep blue blooms in May and June and August through October. Early blooms may not be fully double. Attractive seed heads. Prune back half of previous season's growth in late February or early March.


Clematis 'Niobe'
Common Name: Clematis

5"-6" deep red flowers with golden yellow anthers appear almost black just after opening. Petals are narrow and somewhat pointed. Very free-flowering, blooming June to September. Award Winner. Avoid pruning until it is well-established. Group 2.


Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Common Name: Clematis

2"-4" deep purple flowers. Free flowering from June to August. Great growing through roses or shrubs. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant. An older variety that is hard to beat for reliable bloom.


Clematis 'Rebecca'
Common Name: Clematis

Loads of 7” magenta red blooms with broad, overlapping petals that are nicely ruffled have contrasting creamy white stamens. Flowers May/June and again in August, with sporadic bloom in between. Compact and suitable for containers. Group 2. Plant patented.


Clematis 'Red Cardinal'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" rich crimson red blooms with contrasting creamy white filaments in the center. Very velvety texture! Blooms in June/July through September. Group 3. Prune hard in late February or early March.


Clematis 'Snow Queen'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-7" white blooms are tinted with mauve and highlighted with red anthers. Petal edges are slightly ruffled. Flat open blooms fade to white as they age. A great complement to deep red roses. Blooms May to June and Aug/Sept. Pruning group 2.


Clematis 'The President'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-8" non-fading, rich purple-blue flowers with contrasting pink and red stamens appear in late spring and early fall. Blooms best with light pruning. Heirloom variety. Award winner. Group 2.


Clematis 'Tie Dye'
Common Name: Clematis

4"-6" blooms have dark blue petals streaked with light blue and white, white stamens. Heavy bloom in June, July, sporadic bloom into Sept. A sport of C. Jackmanii with four large petals versus the typical 6. Pruning group 3. Plant patented.


Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'
Common Name: Clematis

3"-4" White blooms have striking purple stamens. Flowers in June as singles or in clusters and usually again later in summer. Prefers some protection from wind. Pruning group 3.


Clematis lanuginosa 'Candida'
Common Name: Clematis

6"-9" large pure white flowers with yellow anthers in June and July with repeat bloom in early autumn. One of the best large flowering white Clematis. Prune back half of previous season's growth in late February or early March. Deer resistant.


Clematis montana 'Grandiflora'
Common Name: Clematis

White 3" fragrant flowers in May and June. Attractive seed heads. Aggressive and the quickest clematis to cover an area. Little or no pruning is needed other than to keep plants within bounds. Prune only after flowering is complete. Deer resistant.


Clematis paniculata
Common Name: Clematis "Sweet Autumn"

Clusters of small, foour-petaled, white flowers cover the foliage in late summer and early fall. Lightly fragrant. Attractive seed heads. Prune only after flowering is complete to contain size. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Clematis purpurea 'Plena Elegans'
Common Name: Clematis

Masses of dainty 2"-3" double purple-red blooms appear from July through September, sometimes October on moderately fast growing vines. Elegant and disease resistant. Suitable for cutting. Heirloom variety. C. viticella Group 3


Clematis tangutica 'Radar Love'
Common Name: Clematis

Canary yellow, nodding flowers are followed by attractive feathery seed heads. A vigorous and graceful vine with dark green leaves that often last into November. Demands good winter drainage. Group 3. Prune back hard in late February or early March.


Clematis virginiana
Common Name: Virgin's Bower, Woodbine

Semi-evergreen native vine that produces masses of small, white, four-petaled, unscented blooms in late summer/early fall. Blooms are followed by cute, fuzzy seed heads. Extremely vigorous grower. Can spread aggressively by self-seeding and suckering. Very attractive to pollinators.


Clematis viticalla 'Violet Stargazer'
Common Name: Clematis

4" deep purple blooms with a white bar and purple stamens. Blooms June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant. One of the most reliable bloomers!


Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'
Common Name: Clematis

2"-3" violet-purple flowers in June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant. Reliable bloom throughout the summer!


Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
Common Name: Carolina Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine

A reliably hardy Jasmine with a profuse display of clear yellow, very fragrant trumpet flowers in late March or April. Twining vines of shiny green leaves on reddish brown stems are best grown on an arbor, trellis or fence.  Evergreen leaves turn bronze in winter. A vigorous native. Self sows.


Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'
Common Name: Hops

Vigorous, twining vine with chartreuse foliage and fragrant, mint green flowers that age to a straw color. Attractive to butterflies. Yes, this is one can be used to make beer. 


Lonicera heckrottii 'Gold Flame'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Semi-evergreen climber with blue-green leaves. Red buds open to scented pink flowers with golden throats. Blooms on both old and new wood. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Long blooming.


Lonicera japonica 'Aureoreticulata'
Common Name: Goldnet Honeysuckle

Bright yellow and green variegated foliage. Inconspicuous, but fragrant whte blooms. Low, ground hugging vine or can be trained as a climber. Lovely accent plant. Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Can be invasive!


Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'
Common Name: Variegated Honeysuckle

Cream and green speckled leaves that are tinged with pink, particularly as the weather cools, characterize this semi-evergreen climbing shrub. Fragrant white blooms age to yellow. A vigorous grower, prune regularly to contain size. May be invasive. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.


Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle

Lush vine with white and purple fragrant flowers followed by blue-black berries. Leaves are flushed with purple and have purple undersides. Vigorous. Semi-evergreen. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. May be invasive.


Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'
Common Name: Woodbine Honeysuckle

Deciduous climber with oblong green leaves. Reddish-purple buds open to deep pink trumpets with white interiors. Red berries in mid to late summer. Fragrant. Deer resistant. Very long-blooming. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

 


Lonicera reticulata 'Kintzley's Ghost'
Common Name: Grape Honeysuckle

Woody deciduous vine has tubular yellow blooms that are surrounded by large, round, silvery white bracts that are retained long after the flowers drop, giving it a ghostly appearance all summer.


Lonicera sempervirens
Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle

Evergreen, twining vines up to 20' long, produce clusters of 2", yellow-centered, red, trumpet-shaped blooms from March to June. Red berries follow. Paired, blue-green leaves are fused at the base. Woody stems have papery, orange-brown exfoliating bark. This native is not overly aggressive and can be used as a groundcover as well as a climber. Attracts butterflies, birds, hummingbirds.


Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Semi-evergreen climber with blue-green leaves. Faintly scented red flowers with yellow throats that fade to rose-pink. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.


Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Solid yellow, tubular blooms on a vigorous, semi-evergreen vine. Reblooms. Blooms on old wood so prune just after flowering. Long blooming and drought tolerant. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant native.


Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

A cultivar of our native honeysuckle, this one is outstanding with clusters of red trumpet-shaped blossoms with orange interiors.  Blooms appear steadily throughout the summer and into fall. Bloom is heaviest in full sun. Prune after flowering, if desired, to keep plants smaller.


Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Deciduous climber with oval, blue-green leaves. Trumpet-shaped oange-scarlet flowers with orange throats are borne throughout the summer. Vigorous. Blooms on old wood and new wood, so minimal pruning is necessary, except to maintian smaller size. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming. 


Lonicera x brownii 'Mandarin'
Common Name: Honeysuckle

Clusters of 2"-3" luminous reddish orange, tubular flowers with pale yellow-orange throats from June through August. Rounded leaves clasp the stms. New growth is dark coppery brown and later matures to dark green. An Award Winner. Plant Patented. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Plants are sterile so self-sowing is not a problem. Prune in autumn after flowering to encourage new flowering stems for the coming season.


Muehlenbeckia axillaris 'Nana'
Common Name: Creeping Wire Vine

Tiny, dark, glossy green leaves on wiry, bronzy copper colored stems. Inconspicuous green to ivory blooms are followed by transparent white fruits with black seeds - very attractive. Foliage turns bronze with heat or cold. Perfect in a dry path. Semi-evergreen. Heavy foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.


Passiflora caerulea 'Waterloo Blue'
Common Name: Passion Flower

Unique, beautiful round blue and white flowers with tentacle-like projections are produced throughout the summer. Quite tropical looking! Deep green, finger-like evergreen foliage. Butterfly host plant. Long blooming.


Polygonum aubertii
Common Name: Silver Lace Vine

Twining vine with profuse fragrant white flowers that are borne in long erect clusters from summer to frost. Vigorous vines that spread via rhizomes can spread almost indefinitely. Deer resistant.


Polygonum aubertii 'Lemon Lace'
Common Name: Silver Lace Vine

Sparkling golden-leaved sport of P. aubertii that also displays red stems and fragrant, foamy white flowers. Vigorous vines spread via rhizomes and can spread almost indefinitely, but slower growing than the species. Deer resistant.


Vinca major 'Maculata'
Common Name: Periwinkle

Dark green leaves with unevenly variegated yellow-green centers. True blue blooms. Makes a great groundcover, but less aggressive than other Vinca major varieties.


Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'
Common Name: Periwinkle

Lush dark green foliage with clearly defined white edges. Deep lavender-blue blooms in early summer and sporadically until frost. Robust grower. Evergreen. Tolerant of clay soil. Can be invasive. Deer resistant.