Before planting a flowering vine, ask yourself these questions.
IS THE SPOT SUNNY?
Most flowering vines, and all mentioned here, like sun and won’t bloom in shade.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF (OR ALLERGIC TO) BEES?
If so, don’t plant a flowering vine over or on a doorway, arbor, mailbox, gazebo, or any other spot you’ll be near.
IS YOUR HOUSE MADE OF MASONRY OR WOOD?
Vines growing against wood siding can contribute to rot.
DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE LOOK EVERY YEAR?
Then plant an annual vine like morning glory, moonflower, or hyacinth bean. All grow quickly from seed.
‘Dortmund’ climbing rose adds a romantic air to this entry.