10 Flowering Vines With An Extended Bloom Season

Whether you're short on space, craving privacy, or need to conceal unsightly views, these 10 long-blooming flowering vines are your go-to solution.

Whether you’re short on space, need to add privacy or hide unsightly views, take advantage of your vertical space with flowering vines.

Flowering vines not only provide lush foliage, but many varieties also offer a continuous display of blooms throughout the growing season.

Hardy perennial vines can be grown in the ground with a trellis, fence or arbor for support. Annual vines are best enjoyed for the season in containers on the patio. You could also experiment with crafting your own creative homemade trellises to support and showcase the beauty of flowering vines in your garden.

Let's explore our top 10 favorite flowering vines, which provide long-lasting blooms.

1. Clematis

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Clematis, the queen of flowering vines, is available in a wide array of flower colors, shapes and bloom times. All varieties of clematis prefer to be grown in full sun to partial shade. Best grown in USDA zones 4-9.

2. Mandevilla

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The heavy flowering mandevilla vine adds a tropical flair to the patio or landscape. Grow mandevilla in the ground or in a decorative container with a tall support structure. Give this vine full sun and regular fertilizer for all summer long blooms. Grow this plant as a perennial in USDA zones 9-11; otherwise, treat it as an annual or bring it indoors to overwinter.

3. Black-Eyed Susan Vine

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(Thunbergia alata) - This fast-growing, continuously flowering vine is easy to grow from seed, but is also commonly available at garden centers in shades of yellow, orange, pink or white. This tender perennial is usually grown as an annual in colder zones. Place Black-Eyed Susan vines in full sun with afternoon shade if possible while providing a trellis to support the plant.

4. Firecracker Vine

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(Ipomoea lobata) - The brilliant red blooms mature to pale yellow, creating a gradient of color, somewhat resembling a firecracker. A relative of morning glory, firecracker vine can be grown in the ground or large container in full sun.

5. Passion Flower Vine

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(Passiflora spp.) - This vine, resembling something straight out of the tropics, can actually be grown just about anywhere, including much colder areas. Grow passion flower vine in the ground or in a container in full sun to light shade.

6. Trumpet Vine

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(Campsis radicans) - This fast-growing perennial vine with tubular flowers ranging from yellow to orange to red, are attractive to hummingbirds and bloom from summer into fall. Be aware - many gardeners consider trumpet vine to be invasive.

7. Scarlet Runner Bean

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(Phaseolus coccineus) - Grown for its pretty red flowers that bloom all summer long plus attractive seed pods, this vigorous climbing vine can reach upwards of 20 feet (6 m) within one growing season. In zones 7-11 scarlet runner bean can survive as a short lived perennial.

8. Snail Vine / Corkscrew Vine

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(Cochliasanthus caracalla, formerly Vigna caracalla) - This unique and attractive vine is hardy in USDA zones 9-11. In colder regions, however, snail vine can be grown as an annual or brought indoors for the winter.

9. Hyacinth Bean Vine

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The Hyacinth Bean Vine, also known as Lablab purpureus, is prized by gardeners not only for its edible pods but also for its ornamental beauty. This vigorous vine features lush green foliage and clusters of fragrant flowers in hues of pink, purple, or white, depending on variety. The edible pods should be harvested when young and tender. Hardy in warmer climates (USDA zones 9-11), it is typically grown as an annual elsewhere.

10. Bougainvillea


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While bougainvillea offers a long summer bloom, the typical pink or purple flowers are actually not flowers at all! They are leaf bracts that surround the actual tiny white flowers. Place woody bougainvillea vines in a site that receives full sun.

Amy Draiss
Digital Community Manager

Amy Draiss, Digital Community Manager at Gardening Know How since 2021, seamlessly blends her hands-on gardening experience with a digital green thumb. With roots in family landscaping and management at a garden center, Amy has cultivated expertise in plants, supplies, and customer relations. Residing in the Midwest, Amy tends to her two-acre haven, showcasing a diverse range of trees, shrubs, and perennials. As the Hydrangea Queen, she shares her love for these blooms and imparts gardening wisdom through videos and social media. Beyond gardening, Amy enjoys quality time with her family, travel, and theme parks. Amy's mission is to inspire and advise plant enthusiasts, fostering flourishing gardens for both seasoned and budding gardeners alike.