Flowering vines are a low-maintenance solution to beautifying the hot and dry locations on your property. They can decorate fences, arbors and lampposts, or you could let them sprawl out to cover the floor with their attractive foliage and flowers. Caring for Eyes typically needs a hard pruning at the end of this growing season. Pruning vines when they flower, but before they go to seed, prevents prolific plants from re-seeding.
Peaches and Cream honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum “Peaches and Cream”) thrives in the hot and dry sites on your property. This evergreen perennial tolerates humidity also rises 120 to 240 inches long in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10. It’s reddish-pink flower buds that afford substantial clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers all summer and fall. The flowers attract hummingbirds and their consequent purple or red grapes attract many other birds. Plant “Peaches and Cream” in the floor or even an attractive container.
Eye-Catching Flower Clusters
Everlasting sweet pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a perennial vine that bears large and showy, but not fragrant, flowers. These blossoms come in a number of colors in colours of white to purple appear in summer or early autumn. Everlasting sweet pea flowers are a superb addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. This plant thrives in any type of soil, grows well on slopes, attracts butterflies and is not appealing to deer. It grows 12 to 94 inches long and is acceptable for USDA hardiness zones 3 through 9.
The striking purple and green foliage of this purple velvet plant (Gynura aurantiaca “Purple Passion”), also referred to as the purple passion vine, sports contrasting reddish-purple stems. This perennial vine reaches 24 to 60 inches long and rises in USDA zones 8 through 11a, but you may also grow it as an interior plant. It’s small, wispy orange blossoms with an unpleasant scent in late spring that become seeds with white, fluffy tails. The purple velvet plant also grows well in containers.
Some clematis vines favor the hot and dry places in your landscape and blossom in mid-summer, late summer or early autumn. “Radar Love” and gold clematis (both from the species C. tangutica) grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 2 through 9, have yellow blooms and hit 12 to 156 inches long. “Prairie Traveler’s Joy” produces white flowers and grows 12 to 195 inches long in USDA hardiness zones 1 through 9.