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Quick-Growing Flowering Annual Vines

from the Taylor's Gardening Guides Annuals

Cup-and-saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells
Photo © Charles Marden Fitch

COBAEA SCANDENS
Cup-and-saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells

Size: Vine, can reach 40 feet
Full sun • Average soil
Produces fragrant, bell-shaped flowers sitting in ruffled green cups from summer to fall


Chillean Glory Vine
Photo © Jerry Pavia

 



ECCREMOCARPUS SCABER
Chilean Glory Vine

Size: Vine, can reach 10 to 15 feet
Full sun • Fertile, well-drained soil
Bears clusters of orange-red, orange, red, pink, or yellow flowers from summer to fall Tender perennial or warm-weather annual

 

Moonflower
Photo © Derek Fell

 

 

IPOMOEA ALBA
Moonflower

Size: Vine, to 15 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Bears large, fragrant white flowers that open at dusk from early or midsummer to frost
Warm-weather annual or tender perennial

 

Morning Glory
Photo © David Cavagnaro

 

 

IPOMOEA NIL 'EARLY CALL'
Morning Glory

Size: Vine, to 15 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Bears white-tubed flowers in shades of
pale to deep blue, plus red, purple,
or white from midsummer to fall
Warm-weather annual or tender perennial

Cardinal Climber
Photo © David Cavagnaro

 

 

IPOMOEA X MULTIFIDA
Cardinal Climber

Size: Vine, from 3 to 6 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Deeply lobed leaves and
crimson flowers in summer
Warm-weather annual

Cypress Vine, Star Glory
Photo © David Cavagnaro

 

 

IPOMOEA QUAMOCLIT
Cypress Vine, Star Glory

Size: Vine, from 6 to 20 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Bears scarlet flowers in summer
Warm-weather annual

Spanish Flag, Exotic Love
Photo © Derek Fell

 

 

IPOMOEA LOBATA
Spanish Flag, Exotic Love

Size: Vine, from 6 to 15 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Produces clusters of flowers with
red buds that turn orange, yellow, then cream from early or midsummer to frost
Tender perennial or warm-weather annual

Hyacinth Bean, Lablab
Photo © David Cavagnaro

 

 

LABLAB PURPUREUS
Hyacinth Bean, Lablab

Size: Vine, from 6 to 20 feet
Full sun • Average, well-drained,
evenly moist soil
Bears clusters of rose-purple flowers all summer followed by flat, glossy maroon-purple pods
Tender perennial or warm-weather annual

'Alice Dupont'
Photo © David Cavagnaro

 

 

MANDEVILLA X AMOENA
'Alice Dupont'

Size: Vine, from 20 feet or more;
shorter in the north
Full sun to light shade
Average to rich moist but well-drained soil
Funnel-shaped, 3- to 4-inch-wide,
rich pink flowers in summer
Tender perennial or warm-weather annual

Scarlett Runner Bean
Photo © Jerry Pavia

 

 

PHASEOLUS COCCINEUS
Scarlett Runner Bean

Size: Vine, from 8 to 12 feet
Full sun • Average to rich,
moist but well-drained soil
Loose clusters of scarlet flowers from early summer to frost followed by edible beans
Warm-weather annual or tender perennial

Purple Bell Vine
Photo © Jerry Pavia

 

 

 

 

RHODOCHITON ATROSANGUINEUM
Purple Bell Vine

Size: To 10 feet in northern gardens;
more in frost-free regions
Full sun • Rich, evenly moist,
well-drained soil
Bears dark maroon-purple flowers with lighter mauve-pink calixes from summer to fall
Tender perennial or warm-weather annual


Orange Glow Vine
Photo © Charles Marden Fitch

 

SENECIO CONFUSUS
Orange Glow Vine

Size: Vine, to 20 feet in frost-free climates
Full sun • Average to rich, well-drained soil
Produces clusters of fragrant, 2-inch-wide, orange flower heads
that fade to red in summer
Tender perennial

 

 


Black-eyed Susan Vine
Photo © Dency Kane

 

THUNBERGIA ALATA
Black-eyed Susan Vine

Size: Vine, to 8 feet
Full sun; partial afternoon shade in areas with hot summers
Rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil
Bears orange, orange-yellow, yellow, or creamy white flowers,
usually with dark centers, from summer to fall
Tender perennial or warm-weather annual

 


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