Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I'd like to plant annual vines - do you have suggestions?
Rate This FAQ
Although some vines can be hard to work with and difficult to control, many adapt nicely in the landscape. Some of the more hostile vines are perennial or woody, which suggests that an annual vine is not as difficult to maintain.
Keep in mind that regardless of how aggressive an annual vine is or how beautiful it is in the landscape, it will be killed by the first heavy freeze. There are many that can be grown in Utah. Here are a few.
· Annual morning glory (Ipomoea spp.) is one of the most popular vines. This is a flowering vine that produces purple, pink, blue and white blossoms. It can grow more than 15 feet in a matter of weeks and produce spectacular flowers from late June until frost. · Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata) is not as aggressive as morning glory, and only climbs about five to seven feet. It has an orange or yellow flower with a black or dark brown center. It works well in a hanging basket when allowed to climb up the wires of the basket. · Climbing nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.) climbs about five to six feet. It can even be somewhat neglected and still do fine. It is also edible. · Cup-and-saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) gets its name from the shape of its reddish-purple flowers. It can grow up to 15 feet in a summer. · Climbing snapdragon (Asarina antirrhinifolia) reaches six to eight feet high, and has rose-purple colored flowers with a white throat. Like most snapdragons, it produces better flowers when it is regularly dead-headed. · Firecracker vine (Mina lobata) can grow around 10 feet, and tolerates full-sun or part-shade. The flowers are cream-colored and turn to red and orange. All three colors are found on the same flower stem, which creates quite a show when it blooms. · Cardinal flower (Ipomoea X multifida) is a good vine if you want hummingbirds in the yard. Hummingbirds are attracted to the large, red, trumpet-shaped blossoms. This plant is related to morning glory, and can grow to 15 feet.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- How much sunlight do my raspberries need?
- How do I go about planting yams? We have already started the roots forming in a jar of water but need to know how to plant them. Thanks for your response. Duane
- I have cucumber plants that I started growing from seeds in march of this year. I replanted about 2 weeks ago into a 20 gallon tub. I put the plant in a back room where the sun comes in alot, it started growing really well then i put the plant out side during the day and bring it in at night. Since then the leaves have started turning brown on the edges and it doesn't look very good. I have a tomato plant also and it is doing just fine, its very green and getting bigger by the minute. Do you have any suggestions for me?
- I need info on the care and maintenance of a Christmas Poinsetta. In the past I have lost them and really wish to keep this one alive to add to my current household of plants.
- I wanted to mail order some flowers to plant. Is the end of October too late to plant flowers?
- What herbicide/killer do we use to eradicate "salt cedar" & cheat grass??
- When should apple trees be sprayed and how should we go about it. Is there someone in Utah Co. who will come and do it. We have a golden apple tree that produces big, good apples when taken care of.
- Do you have tips for growing cauliflower and celery?