Climbing plants in embellished planters can bring a real atmosphere of nature in your garden, and they add some discretion as well. These decorative and heavenly fragrant plants with their kaleidoscopic beauty will create a haven of greenery, where you can relax and retreat from the city hubbub.
Check these 11 best vines for your pots:
- Morning Glory
These morning glories are one of the best creepers or vines for garden or patio containers. This ‘old-fashioned’ plant is easy to grow and it truly brings morning glory to the place it stands in.
The clematis looks as the perfect plant choice to add vertical height and appeal to any container garden. You should plant the clematis in a large container since it grows fast. This plant should be fertilized frequently. Also make sure to water it thoroughly and deeply.
As a matter of fact, the bougainvillea is not a vine plant, but rather a climbing shrub. It lends its wonderful pink hue and mild fragrance for enjoyment of your senses. It is easy to grow, so you can grow it to give an exotic touch to your container garden.
Since the bougainvillea is a tropical plant, protection from winter cold and frost bites is a must in temperate zones.
Mother Nature has diversified around 180 different varieties of honeysuckle available as vines and creepers. So, they can be grown diversely in a variety of climates (USDA Zones 3-11). The good news is that most of the honeysuckle varieties are evergreen in warmer climates.
When growing the honeysuckle, put the plant in full sunlight and water it regularly. And only occasional feeding with balanced fertilizer will do the job.
The wisteria is one the most popular vines due to its lascivious purple color. It grows best in moderately-cool climate. It can grow out of proportion, but, by providing solid support to the wisteria vine and not-too-tiny space, you can also grow it in a container.
Remember that it is required to transplant this plant into one-size-bigger pot from time to time.
- Common Jasmine
It is truly the most fragrant flower. Yet, even its wonderful fragrance is sometimes too much for some people. The Jasminum officinalis is easy to grow in containers. However, it requires well-draining soil and warmth (hardy in USDA Zones 8-11) to thrive.
The plant usually blooms in summer, but in the tropics, jasmines are evergreen and in flower for most part of the year.
- Climbing Rose
As it can be seen in the picture, climbing roses bloom prolifically. Many varieties of climbing roses have a pleasant rosy scent. Consider the overall mature size of the variety that you are going to grow, and the time you can devote to it, as roses require quite a lot of care and maintenance.
Remember to prune the plant timely, and also regularly remove faded flowers if any to keep its attractive appearance.
The mandevilla is an eye-catching plant. With proper care and an optimal location, you will enjoy the graceful, funnel-shaped flowers of this plant all summer around. Although the mandevilla is better off in warmer climates, you can still grow it as an annual in cooler zones.
- Passion Flower
This is one of the most beautiful privacy-offering plants for a container garden. If you prefer an exotic flair and extraordinary flowers, the passion flower is ‘the plant’ for you. It is important that you provide it with sufficient sun. The passion flower is only slightly frost-resistant, so it should ‘spend its time’ in a really favorable spot in cold winters.
- Dutchman’s Pipe
At times when you are in a quest for an unusual plant for your container garden, plant the Dutchman’s pipe. The lush, large and heart-shaped foliage are looking for attention although from a distance (its flowers have a mildly unpleasant odor).
Growing this exceptional plant as a perennial is only possible in warm subtropical or tropical climates. Everywhere else (as the plant is not frost-resistant), it must be grown in a greenhouse or in warm indoors.
- Snail Vine
This beautiful tropical vine has very unusual, snail-like fragrant flowers that are white at the beginning, and later on unfurl to lavender color. However, it is easy to grow snail vine in non-tropical zones, but the plant fades away in the winter only to revive again in the spring.