Flowering Vine Plant Varieties
Fragrant, native. Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine, Yellow jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Poor man's rope. Can grow to 20' when grown as a vine and may also be used as a groundcover or as erosion control on banks. Fragrant, trumpet shaped flowers in late spring. Evergreen leaves are glossy deep green. Carolina Jessamine is easily grown in sun over trellis, fences, arbors or porch and deck railings. Carolina Jessamine has a twining habit and can also help cover chain link fence. Drought tolerant.
Fragrant, native. Trachelospermum jasminoides Confederate Jasmine. The small, periwinkle shaped white flowers in spring are very fragrant. Confederate Jasmine is fast growing and a great pick for fences or porch and deck rails. Foliage is evergreen so may be used for privacy. While it is easy to grow along trellises and arbors Confederate Jasmine requires support to be grown over smooth walls or masonry.
Honeysuckle 'Major Wheeler'
Native. Lonicera sempervirens Honeysuckle 'Major Wheeler'. A landscape friendly native honeysuckle that won't take over your yard! 'Major Wheeler' is a beautiful selection of red honeysuckle that is resistant to mildew. In late spring, the vines will be covered in red trumpet flowers and keeps putting them out all summer. 'Major Wheeler' is highly attractive to hummingbirds.
Climbing False Hydrangea 'Rose Sensation'
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Rose Sensation' false hydrangea. Vine. Shade tolerant. Elegant and distinctive with unique pink flowers, False Climbing Hydrangea 'Rose Sensation' is a great choice for those who want something different in a garden. 'Rose Sensation' is a showy variety that has large, deeper pink blooms in early summer. It is an excellent choice for a woodland setting or when used to train up a north facing fence or wall.
Passiflora caerulea Blue Passion flower. Blue passion flower is a fast growing vine which can reach 30'. It is one of the hardiest passion flowers and may stay semi evergreen in mild winters. Blue Passion flower is best known for the exotic creamy-white flowers with purple blue coronas. It is a good choice for a container garden due to it's large root system which may spread. Prefers a lean, dry soil for best flowering. Vines cling easily though tendrils, but should be grown on an arbor or trellis or arbor for best effect. A top pick for a butterfly garden.
Native. Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper or trumpet creeper. Trumpet vine or Trumpet Creeper, is a vigorous, dense, multi-stemmed, woody, deciduous, clinging vine which will attach itself to structures and climbs by aerial rootlets. Clusters of trumpet shaped, red flowers bloom throughout the summer which are very attractive to hummingbirds. Bean like seed pods appear during the fall season.
American Wisteria - 'Amethyst Falls'
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' American Wisteria. Deciduous. American Wisteria is not invasive like its Asian cousins. A spectacular twining vine, 'Amethyst Falls' wisteria grows at about a third the rate of Asian wisteria, making easier to manage and well suited for smaller spaces. Slightly fragrant purple racemes bloom while the plant is still young. Great for container gardens on a porch, deck or patio, or when trained up an arbor or trellis.
Perennial Clematis Varieties
Ernest Markham Clematis - A garden favorite with bright magenta red, 5"-6" flowers. Ernest Markham strong and vigorous grower for southern gardens. It is one of the most popular red flowering varieties. Blooms July-Aug-September.
Henryi Clematis - A lovely choice for Georgia climate with pure white flowers that have pointed petals. Stamens are contrasting brown. Henryi has huge 6"-8" flowers, blooms June-September.
Jackmanii Clematis - Jackmanii has long been a best pick for clematis among gardeners. It is popular and most profuse bloomer in a velvety, rich purple color. Flowers are 5"-6" flowers. Blooms June-July-September.
Nelly Moser Clematis - Mauve pink with attractive reddish bars through the petals. Nelly Mosher has large 6-8" flowers. Semi-shade tolerant. Blooms June-September.
Clematis 'Snowdrift' - Evergreen Clematis armandii. Flowers from late winter to early spring. Profuse, pure white flowers cover the vine and have a wonderful fragrance. Unique variety due to it's evergreen leaves. Plant in sun or open shade.