Arbors, walls, trellises, and pillars covered with vines are attractive and enhance the appearance of a house. These vines are an essential part of flower gardens and are known to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. Know it's two basic types and the ideal region or zone for its growth if you are planning to plant a variety that flowers.
Not all the flowering vines can survive in every weather condition. Hence, United States has created a map that indicates a specific zone for every vine. Each zone indicates an ideal temperature for growth of every species. These zones are numbered and are allotted various colors.
For example, flowering vines zone 5 indicates, that the temperature of that zone is -200 to -100 C and is suitable for clematis and Boston Ivy, etc. The temperature of vines zone 7 is 00 to 100 C and is suitable for trumpet vine and climbing lily. The temperature of flowering zone 9 is 200 to 300 C and it is ideal to grow Hydrangea and Virginia Creeper.
The zone map is based on average temperatures, so you can choose from vines outside your zone if you are closer to that particular zone. For example, if the plant is recommended for zone 3 and you are closer to zone 4, you can still grow that vine according to the temperature.
These are ideal for shade as they grow to their optimum length and size in one season. They have a fast growth rate of 20 feet in one season. They don't hold the walls tightly. Moon flowers, cup and saucer, hyacinth bean, morning glory, sweet potato, hops are some annual varieties. You need to shade the roots and provide sunlight for faster growth.
Perennial vines grow continuously in each season. They increase in length, size, and flower every season. Ornamental sweet peas, passion flower vines, scarlet runner, clematis, wisteria, jasmine, lilies, etc., are some examples.
This is one of the most beautiful climbing flowering vines. You can also use it as trumpet flower vines, as it has trumpet shaped flowers. It produces wide range of colorful flower coupled with unique fragrances. It is also endowed with red and black berries.