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Annual Climbing Vines
Cardinal Vine, Climber (Ipomoea sloteri) - Full sun; porous, fertile to sandy soil; up to 10 feet; small, bright red flowers attract hummingbirds; fern-like leaves Another fast-growing climber, cardinal vine produces colorful blooms in shades of red, pink, or white. It also has handsome feathery foliage. Like its relative, the morning glory, its flowers close in the afternoon. The vine can easily climb to 15 feet or more and grows best in a sunny spot. Note: While cardinal vine is easy to start from seed, they can take four months or more to bloom. It's helpful to start it early in short-season areas.

Cathedral Bells, Cup and Saucer Vine (Cobaea scandens) - Sweetly scented vine that attaches gently with tendrils. The cups are usually lavender or blue trumpets surround by a saucer or collar of green. They take awhile to start blooming, so it helps to start them early. For some reason, the seeds germinate better when placed on their sides. This makes them less prone to rot. Blue or white flowers. Can reach 20 ft. (Annual)

Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) - Cypress vine produces colorful blooms in shades of red, pink, or white. It has handsome foliage that is much more finely cut than that of the cardinal vine. Like a morning glory, the flowers close in the afternoon hours. Cypress vine climbs to 15 feet or more and grows best in a sunny spot. Note: Cypress vine is also easy to start from seed, and can take four months or more to bloom. It's helpful to start it early in short-season areas.

Japanese Hops Vine (Humulus japonicus) - Full sun to part shade; average garden soil; up to 25 feet; twines; dark green, deeply lobed, prickly leaves (to which some people are sensitive); cone-like greenish flowers; variegated form available; readily self sows (Annual)

Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus) - Full sun to part shade; well-drained soil; up to 10feet; twines; purple-green leaves with fragrant purple flowers followed by shiny pods; edible beans; grows best in hot weather. Hyacinth bean offers fragrant, lavender-colored flowers all summer. These blooms become stunning burgundy-purple seedpods. (The seeds are easy to collect and store over winter.) The foliage is great as well. It's usually tinged with purple. The vine can climb to 15 feet or more and grows best in a sunny spot. Note: In frost-free areas, hyacinth bean is a reliable perennial vine.

Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor) - An old fashioned vine that everyone remembers from childhood. Easy to grow and it will twin around anything that crosses itís path. But they call it morning glory for a reason, and the flowers will close in the afternoon heat. Morning Glories are nice to plant with slower establishing vines. Will self-seed readily. Variety of colors. 10 -12' (Annual)

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba) - Full sun; fertile, well-drained soil; up to 10 feet; large, white flowers open at night; wide, heart-shaped leaves. Yet another member of the morning glory tribe, moonflower bears fragrant white flowers that open at night. While treated as an annual in most areas, it will grow as a perennial in frost-free climates. Moonflower climbs 15 feet or more and grows best in full sun. Note: This vine is commonly confused with another plant called moonflower. That plant (Datura meteloides) is not a vine, though it produces similar flowers.

Scarlet Starglory (Ipomoea coccinea) - Also called red or crimson morning glory; full

Common Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) - Full sun to part shade; infertile or dry, sandy soil; 5 to 10 feet; twines; flowers and leaves are edible with a peppery flavor; choose traditional, not dwarf cultivars. Nasturtium offers colorful flowers in jewel-tone shades of red, orange, yellow, apricot, and cream. The blooms are also edible, making a great addition to salads or being used as a garnish. The plant can climb 6 feet or more and grows best in full sun. Note: In rich soil, nasturtium may put on all leafy growth at the expense of blooms.

Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineum) - Full sun to part shade; average well-drained soil; up to 10 feet; tendrils; tubular, deep purple flowers; heart-shaped leaves; start seeds indoors; may be over wintered indoors (Tender perennial, treat as annual)

Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) - Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; 10 to 15 feet; twines; scarlet flowers; dark green leaves in sets of three; edible beans. A great vine to grow with children because of its quick growth and large seeds, scarlet runner bean produces red-orange flowers throughout the summer. It attracts hummingbirds and bears edible beans. It can climb 10 feet or more and grows best in full sun. Note: Grow it on stalks of corn to make a tepee for children to hide out in.

Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina antirrhinifolia) - A profuse flowering twiner thatís great in containers and spilling over walls. Although not a snapdragon, the flowers are very similar. Will twine around strings and trellises and can be cut back if flowering drops off. Can even be grown as a house plant. Red, pink, lavender and blue flowers with speckled white chins. 6 - 8' (Hardy Annual)

Spanish Flag (Mina lobata) - Full sun; well-drained, moist soil; 10 to 20 feet; twines; small red and white flowers on one side of flower stalk; lobed, dark green leaves like Ipomoea (Annual). Spanish flag is one of the most colorful annual vines. The blooms appear in clusters; each flower starts red and fades to creamy white as it ages, so the plant always has a multicolor effect. The large lobed leaves are also attractive. Spanish flag grows 12 feet or more and prefers full sun. Note: In frost-free climates, Spanish flag can be grown as a perennial and flower much of the year. It's also sometimes called Mina lobata.

Sweet Pea Flower Plants (Lathyrus odoratus) - Sweet Peas are fragrant and have an old-fashioned charm! They were brought to the New World from Europe. There are annual and perennial varieties in a range of colors including blue, white, pink, cream, and purple flowers. They can be grown in your flower garden, or scattered as a wildflower.

Sweet Peas are a hardy annual and thrive in cool weather. They can survive frosts, freezes, and a snow cover. That's how their cousin the vegetable "Snow peas" got their name. There are vining and non-vining varieties producing an early bloom in cool weather. Non-vining varieties will grow 1-2 feet tall, while vining types can grow 5-7 feet or more

Royal Family Sweet Pea - Large fragrant blossoms of Royal Sweet Peas will charm you in a range of dazzling colors of white, pink, red, and maroon. Showy blooms flower freely on annual vines. Spring blooming, floribunda type. Thrives in cool weather. Grows up to six feet tall.

Thunbergia alata (Black-Eyed Susan Vine) - A short,annual vine that grows well in containers. The small(1 ½") yellow and orange flowers often have a dark center, resembling black-eyed Susans. You can often find the plants sold in hanging baskets. While they do well in containers, a larger container or transplanting in the ground will encourage this vine to really take off. Yellow and orange flowers. 6' (Annual)

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