By Jennifer Poindexter
Do you have an area of your home that you need to dress up? If so, adding a climbing plant can be a great way to add a little natural style to an otherwise barren location.
However, some are hesitant about adding climbing plants to their landscape because of the amount of time they take to grow.
Don’t let this concern stop you. Instead, use this list of annual climbing flowers. There are many options for fast-growing climbing annuals that can add flowering beauty to your surroundings.
If this is something you’re interested in, here are your options for climbing plants that look nice and grow fast:
1. Canary Vine
Canary vine is a beautiful climbing plant that produces canary-yellow blooms. Expect this plant to reach heights of ten to twelve feet.
Also, the canary vine takes around three months to reach maturity. If you’d love these gorgeous blooms around your home, be sure to provide a growing location with full sunlight and damp, well-draining soil.
2. Morning Glory
The morning glory vine would make a beautiful addition to a trellised walkway or as a focal point in a garden area (as long as it’s trellised). If you’d love these brightly colored blooms around your home, ensure you provide the right growing conditions.
Morning glory vines need quality, well-draining soil. You should also grow this plant in an area with full sunlight. You can expect the morning glory vine to reach maturity in approximately three months, and the vine should reach heights of three to eight feet.
3. Painted Lady
The painted lady vine is a type of philodendron. This is a tropical plant and can be grown outdoors in certain climates. However, it can also be grown as an indoor plant. Should you wish to grow this vining plant, be sure to do so in a location with bright, indirect sunlight and place the plant in well-draining soil.
A painted lady vine can reach heights between eight to ten feet, but it takes up to five years to reach maturity. Don’t let this deter you from growing it because the vine can still supply ample beauty while it’s reaching for its full potential. Another important note about this plant is that it rarely blooms, so take that into consideration before selecting it.
The moonflower vine is a gorgeous climbing plant that produces rich green foliage and rounded, white blooms. You can expect this vine to reach heights between one and eight feet. It should also have a width between one and four feet.
Expect the moonflower vine to reach maturity within six months. Also, be mindful to provide adequate growing conditions. This plant thrives in ample sunlight and well-draining soil that’s also loose.
5. Sweet Peas
Sweet peas offer plenty of selection to suit a variety of tastes. You can find this plant in rich, deep colors and lighter pastels. Most varieties of sweet peas grow on vines which reach heights around eight feet tall.
If you wish to grow this flower, select a location with full sunlight and damp, well-draining soil. It’s best to plant sweet peas during the fall months, so you may enjoy their blooms the following spring.
6. Hyacinth Bean
The hyacinth bean vine could make a gorgeous addition to an arbor you have around your home. This plant boasts beautiful green leaves, purple blooms, and eventually, purple beans. However, to see the beauty this plant produces, ensure you provide adequate growing conditions. Hyacinth bean needs well-draining soil that’s consistently damp.
In return, you can expect this plant to reach heights between eight and ten feet. It takes the hyacinth bean vine three months to reach maturity. It’s also worth noting that the beans of this plant are toxic once dried.
7. Love in a Puff
Love in a puff vine is known by many names including heart seed and balloon vine, too. No matter what you call this plant, you’ll most likely enjoy the rounded balls it produces as they’re aesthetically pleasing.
If you’d like to incorporate this plant to your surroundings, begin by providing a growing location with full sunlight and well-draining soil. Love in a puff will also need a trellis as it reaches heights of ten to twelve feet. It takes approximately four months for this vine to reach maturity.
8. Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Are you a fan of black-eyed Susan flowers? If so, you’ll want to check out this plant as it’s a beautiful vine filled with black-eyed Susan blooms. Should you wish to grow this vine, be sure to plant it in full to partial sunlight.
You should also supply the plant with well-draining soil that’s loamy and nutrient-dense. Expect this vine to reach heights between three and eight feet and also realize it’s mainly grown as an annual. However, it can grow up to eight feet in one season.
9. Scarlet Runner Bean
Scarlet runner bean is a vining plant which produces gorgeous, small scarlet blooms. This plant does produce a bean that is edible if cooked. You may also use the blooms for edible purposes, but it takes the plant around three months to reach harvest.
However, you must provide certain growing conditions to ensure the health of this plant. To begin, scarlet runner beans need at least six hours of sunlight each day. The plant also requires well-draining soil that’s high in nutrients. Be sure to supply a trellis as this vine can reach heights greater than fifteen feet.
10. Purple Bell Vine Flower
The purple bell vine produces small purple flowers that hang upside down like a bell. They also have a center that hangs beneath the petals which also makes the entire bloom resemble a small bell.
When growing this vine, be sure to plant it in an area with full to partial sunlight. This plant does best when given morning sunlight and afternoon shade. You should also grow the vine in loamy, well-draining soil that’s high in nutrients. Be sure to provide the plant with a trellis as it can reach heights of ten feet in approximately four months.
11. Spanish Flag
This plant gets its name because it produces blooms which resemble a flag. The petals stick out horizontally from the stem and display rich colors of red, orange, yellow, and white. If this piques your interest, it’s important to understand what this plant needs to ensure it grows properly in your care.
You should expect Spanish flag to grow between six and ten feet in length. Plant this flower in an area with full to partial sunlight and nutrient-dense, well-draining soil. It can also take the plant around three months to start blooming.
Mandevilla vines are a great way to add color and curb-appeal to your property. The rich, pink blooms standout against the deep green foliage of the vine. When deciding where to grow this plant, be sure to select a location with ample sunlight.
However, they can also withstand some shade. Ensure you provide a growing location with nutrient-dense, well-draining soil and supply regular feedings to the plant while it’s blooming. It’s also wise to provide a trellis for mandevilla as it can reach heights of five feet in a single growing season.
13. Cup-and-Saucer Vine
The cup-and-saucer vine is another unique beauty that would be great for a covered walkway. Expect this plant to produce rounded blooms that have a leaf right beneath which resembles a cup and a saucer.
Should you want to add this plant to your property, make preparations for the vine to reach heights around twenty feet long. It can grow up to ten feet in a single growing season. You should also supply a growing location with ample sunlight and well-draining soil.
14. Climbing Petunia
I love petunias. They’re one of my favorite summer flowers because of the simple beauty they bring to their growing location. If you’d love to have climbing petunias around your home, start by providing them with a growing area with full to partial sunlight.
These flowers also do best in well-draining soil. However, they’re forgiving and can sustain themselves in a variety of weather conditions. Also, be sure to provide a trellis as this plant can reach heights around six feet.
15. Cypress Vine
The cypress vine has wispy, green foliage and small, colorful blooms which emerge amongst the greenery. This climbing option is another tall one as it can reach heights between six and ten feet.
To ensure this climber provides everything you desire, be sure to grow it in an area with full to partial sunlight and well-draining soil that’s consistently damp and high in nutrients. This plant should bloom in a little over a month.
16. Speckled Swan
The speckled swan plant is a type of gourd. The fruit grows in a curved position which resembles a swan. The flesh is green and speckled with white. Hence, the name “speckled swan” was born. If you’d like to grow a climbing plant that produces a fruit you may use for aesthetic or craft purposes, this could be a great option.
Keep in mind, gourds are heavy feeders. Therefore, they need rich soil that drains well, full sunlight, and should be grown on a trellis as the vine can reach up to fifteen feet. You should be able to harvest from this plant in approximately 90 days.
Nasturtium is a beautiful vine which produces rich, green leaves and blooms which resemble small hibiscus flowers. They also come in an array of rich colors.
Should you wish to add this climber to your home, be sure to grow it in a location with full sunlight and well-draining soil. You should also provide a trellis as this climber can reach heights up to three feet and produce flowers in only two months.
18. Cardinal Climber
The cardinal climber plant produces fringe foliage and deep red blooms. Needless to say, this plant draws attention to the area it’s planted.
When growing the cardinal climber, be sure to select a location which receives at least six hours of sunlight and has well-draining soil. You should also trellis this plant as it can become as long as twelve feet.
19. Chilean Glory Flower
This climber is a unique choice. The plant produces elongated, tube-shaped blooms in a variety of colors. As the name suggests, it originated in Chile.
Therefore, its growing conditions should consist of ample sunlight and loose, well-draining soil that’s rich in nutrients. It’s wise to amend your soil prior to planting this climber. Also, you should supply a trellis for this plant as it can grow as long as thirteen feet.
20. Asian Pigeonwings
Our final climber to discuss is the Asian pigeonwings. This plant creates wing-shaped blooms which sprout among deep green foliage. The blooms come in colors ranging from deep blue, deep purple, and even lighter purple. If you’d like to incorporate this plant around your home, be sure to provide a growing location with loamy soil that drains adequately and has ample light.
This plant loves water, but it also needs to be in an area where the water can drain away quickly. Also, supply a trellis for this plant as it reaches heights around four feet tall and three feet wide.
This concludes our list of climbers that you may grow around your home which will look nice and grow quickly.
Hopefully, you can use this information to find vining plants which will work best around your home and create a landscaping design you’ll love.