My top vines I will always have in my yard for their beauty and the way they bring butterflies and hummingbird's into the yard.
1. Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica) - It's heat and drought resistant, blooms all
summer and fall and has incredibly fragrant blooms of white, pink and red.
2. Queens Wreath - Also known as Sandpaper Vine, for its very rough leaves. Though the
vine is a very good one it's the show of blooms that will stop people in their tracts. This
plant will take the drought once it is established a very hardy plant.
3. Red Bleeding Heart - Actually I love all the bleeding heart vines once they take root
they are there to stay. Mine will freeze back when it gets in the 20's but shows itself
once it starts getting warm again.
4. Morning Glories - What can you say about these beauties, but WOW. So many different
kinds waiting to please your eye. I have seeds for about 20 different kind I am planning
on planting all of them along a chain link fence hoping to have a quilt like appearance.
5. Crossvine - Strong vine, fast grower and loads and loads of beautiful flowers a show
stopper. Produces a huge mass of 2" orange trumpets with yellow throats in late spring
with some blooms throughout summer. An easily grown and vigorous clinging native
evergreen vine that can easily grow up masonary, tree bark, or other structures without
support. The picture is of Tangerine Beauty.
There are so many vines out there to try. I try to introduce at least 1 new one every year. Some don't make the heat may not be their fault could be mine for not planting it in the right place. If I don't care for it after a year it is dug up and given to a new home.