All summer, this hardy vine bears large, trumpet-shaped, bright orange flowers attractive to hummingbirds. It is easy to grow in ordinary soil in a sunny spot and is pest-free, growing to 40’ in height. It needs no fastening to cling to any support, making an excellent screen on a fence or wall.
Zone 5 - 9, Plant 5’ apart Sun, Part Sun, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flower
Campsis radicans 'Flava'
Campsis radicans ‘Flava’ Yellow Trumpet Vine
While definitely bright yellow in color, hummingbirds find the clusters of long-blooming, yellow trumpets as irresistible as redder flowers. The rich, green foliage turns golden-yellow in autumn when blooms finally slow down. Ordinary soil, as opposed to richly amended garden soil, is much preferred by Trumpet Vines to provide summer-long blooms. An application of bonemeal to the soil in the spring will encourage growth. Zone 4 - 9, Plant 5’ apart Sun, Part Sun, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers
Reddish-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers opening to yellow first appear in May and continue to bloom off and on until frost on this very vigorous native vine. Use it to climb and screen a porch, trellis, pergola, archway, wall, or fence. This Honeysuckle is aphid-resistant and an incredible hummingbird magnet. Zone 4 - 8, Plant 5’ apart. Sun, Part Sun, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’
Solid yellow tubular flower clusters run on a fence or trellis from May through the summer. This old Virginia native vine is named for the colonial botonist John Clayton, and was found in a churchyard, dating from the 17th century, in Gloucester, Virginia. Semi-evergreen, you will want to prune out flowered wood of ‘John Clayton’ after flowering. Zone 5 - 7, Plant 5’ apart. Sun, Part Sun, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Parthenocisus quinquegolia (Virginia Creeper)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia creeper
Five leaflets of medium green on tendril-climbing stems reaching 40’ or more turn to a bright red in the fall while inconspicuous whitish-green flowers yield small blue-black berries. Virginia creeper, native to the eastern United States will adapt to many soil types and is useful as a vine or as a groundcover.
Plant 5’ apart.
Zones 3 – 9 Full Sun to Part Shade Native
Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy)
Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Veitchii’
A fast-growing deciduous clinging vine with glossy green three-lobed leaves that turn to a beautiful reddish-purple in fall. Can grow to 35 to 50 ft. Prune in fall or winter to control growth.