7 Flowering Vines That Bloom All Summer

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By Arthur Mbanefo

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Today, we will attempt to add vertical interest, vibrant colors, and a touch of elegance to our garden using flowering vines that bloom all summer. 

I have already dug up eight of these showy climbers with distinctive characteristics from the internet. 

These are famous vines bursting with various colors, known for adding sophistication to your landscape throughout summer. 

Some are fast-growing natural fragrances, whereas some are cascading beauty that attracts pollinators like Wisteria.

Flowering Vines That Bloom All Summer

1. Mandevilla

First on the list is Mandevilla —definitely not the showy of all types —but it can still turn heads. 

It is a Garden hybrid to Central America, the southwestern U.S., Mexico, the West Indies, and South America. 

They are hardy and appreciate USDA zones 9 to 11 –anything 20 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 6.7 degrees Celsius. 

While Mandevilla are plants happy under full shade, they will thrive in light shade. 

And when mature, this vine can average around 10 to 20 feet tall and wide.

However, the dwarf hybrids stay compact, only reaching 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Most homeowners opt for the Pink-flowering ‘Alice du Pont’ variant when covering a trellis since they are more accessible and ALWAYS, without fail, reach at least 20 feet long. 

And lastly, mandevilla vines are undoubtedly showy flowers in different colors. However, they are poisonous vines. 

So DO NOT ingest!

2. Bleeding Heart Vine

The bleeding heart vine is a bushy and clustering plant with a striking appearance. 

The outer part of the flower is creamy white bell-shaped calyxes, while a vibrant red star-shaped flower peeks through the bottom. 

However, these vines will need water-soluble fertilizer throughout the growing season to produce more flowers. 

They are best grown under a shade pergola or in a tree-dappled side yard in zones 10 to 12.

3. Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea rewards you with more flowers than leaves; no wonder it significantly impacts Mediterranean-style gardens and patios. 

They are noticeable and thrive in harsh conditions, including areas with malnourished soil or scorching sun courtyards.

On top of that, there are many different flower colors to choose from —from white and bicolored pink, white to vibrant fuchsia, red, orange coral, and creamy yellow.

If you are planting a bougainvillea in a garden with kids or near a walkway, choosing the white-flowering Ms. Alice or the pale pink Silhouette is best.

These are semi-thornless and thornless varieties that are less harmful. 

Sadly, they aren’t immune to frost. Whenever the icy storm is about to come, bring the potted Bougainvilleas to shelter or provide frost protection outside.

4. Orange Clock Vine

The orange clock vine is another flowering vine that can help retain your garden’s curb appeal all summer. 

They are best grown to cover a trellis for a single season, as they put up a show with their long-blooming orange flowers.

Orange clock vines are Native to tropical regions of Africa, primarily found in zones 9 to 10.

They also appreciate mild climates and will reward you with more sporadic bloom year-round when planted in these regions.

They demand full sun and moderate water. And when mature, the Orange clock vine could be 8 to 10 feet tall. 

Aside from that, these showy vines are easy to grow and maintain.

5. Tall Morning Glory

You can call it tall morning glory or common morning glory. They aren’t the most flowering vines since their leaves steal the show. 

Tall Morning Glory has more leaves than their velvety trumpet-shaped flowers that only bloom from June to October.  They also attract good pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies, and more. 

The best part is this vine only needs little attention. Just water moderately and that it has access to full sun. 

 But I must warn you; they are poisonous when ingested. So plant them with caution.

6. Wisteria

Many gardeners gushed Wisteria to be a complicated beauty. 

They will also grace your landscape with bountiful cascading purple, pink, white, or blue blooms that appeal to the eyes. 

Wisteria also detonates such an inviting fragrance to the air. Unfortunately, they constantly need fertile and should be planted in well-drained soil. 

Aside from that, Wisterias are vigorous climbers and can reach over 10m (33ft) in height and width. 

And since they are hardy and quite heavy, most gardeners prefer to support them with structures. 

 Wisterias requires full sun. Hence, it is best to plant them on a south- or west-facing wall or pergola. 

It also takes time to grow and bloom. But it is worth the wait, though.

7. Trumpet Vine

Of all the trumpet-shaped flowering vines, the Trumpet Vine stands out the most. 

It comes in different shades, including red, orange, and yellow. 

Trumpet Vine is one of these wildflowers that can invoke excitement and awe. Their showy nectar-rich blooms often lure hummingbirds and other good pollinators. 

Despite that, this vine thrives even in harsh conditions. This makes them ideal for colorful summer displays. 

They love full sun and well-draining soil –deny them of both, and you get the best blooms. 

However, they are excellent for covering walls, fences, or pergolas for a while. 

What Is The Easiest Vine To Grow?

Some vines are pain-free to plant and maintain, yet they reward you with dramatic flowers. 

Here are a few:

  • Clematis
  • American Wisteria
  • Bougainvillea
  • Butterfly Vine
  • Honeysuckle
  • Scarlet Runner Beans
  • Climbing Hydrangea
  • Star Jasmine
  • Nasturtiums
  • Climbing Roses

What Is The Fastest Flowering Vine?

Vines are typically fast-going parts. However, some species have accelerating growth genes. For instance, Akebia quinata is one of these fastest-growing flowering vines. 

It adds about 20 feet to its height every year. When grown in zone 6 or above (where they thrive the most), they become evergreen and a permanent addition to your garden.

Other vines that fall into this category are:

  • Morning Glory (Ipomoea Indica)
  • Passion Flower (Passiflora spp.)
  • Dipladenia (Mandevilla Boliviensis)
  • Sweet Pea (Lathyrus Odoratus)
  • Clematis (Clematis Spp.)
  • Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica)
  • Rambling Rose (Rosa spp.)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum Major)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
  • Potato Vine (Solanum Laxum ‘Album’)
  • Trumpet Vine (Campsis Radicans) 
  • Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Latifolius)
  • Star Jasmine (Travhelospermum Jasminoides)
  • Swamp Leather Flower (Clematis Crispa)
  •  Chocolate Vine (Akebia Quinata)

What Is The Most Common Vine Plant?

Everyone knows the heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) to be arguably one of the most common vining houseplants. 

Well, there are plenty of them. The reason they are so popular is because they are fast-growing, low-maintenance, and it looks great in nearly every space. 

They are versatile as well. You can use them in hanging baskets, on shelves, bookcases, working spaces, and whatnot.

You can choose from this list:

  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Brasil Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’)
  • Philodendron Micans
  • Mini Monstera (Raphidophora tetrasperma)
  • Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Exotica’)
  • Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’
  • Scindapsus Treubii ‘Moonlight’
  • Monstera deliciosa
  • Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera adansonii)
  • Monstera Peru (Monstera karstenianum)
  • String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
  • String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
  • String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus)
  • String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
  • String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata)
  • Hoya Carnosa
  • Hoya Compacta (Hoya carnosa ‘Compacta’)
  • Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
  • Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
  • String of Nickels (Dischidia nummularia)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Mind you, some of these vines are toxic to pets and humans. 

What Stops Vines From Growing?

If you ever had to deal with any of these vines that are overly stubborn or persistent,  here is what you should do: 

You can use systemic herbicide to kill them vine —that is, if you want to eliminate them. 

Strike the herbicide straight to the roots. It will destroy them for good!

Vinegar and boiling water is the most humane way to do this. 

However, if you only want them tamed, you can see the invasive parts and their root system. 

You can also smother them with mulch. 

What Type Of Vines I Should Never Plant?

Here is a list of vines you should NEVER plant in or around your property if you cherish your home, environment, or pets.

  • Bittersweets
  • Wisteria
  • English Ivy
  • Sweet Autumn Clematis
  • Ajuga
  • Barberry
  • Burning Bush
  • Lantana
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Privet
  • Norway Maple Tree
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Kudzu
  • Tansy
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Porcelain Berry

None of these vines are extremely poisonous that they could kill upon contact. 

NO! But they are rampaging, monstrous vines that are invasive. 

They spread aggressively and are very territorial. They will outcompete other surrounding plants and won’t hesitate to choke out and kill them (including the ones in your garden) if they ever cross paths. 

Aside from that, they can overwhelm your structures and cause severe damage.


So that is all about the flowering vines that bloom all summer. Again, some of these vines are poisonous, regardless of their beauty. 

If you plant such a variant, keep them out of your pet and children’s reach, as contact with these vines will trigger an itchy skin rash or worse.