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If your outdoor space lacks dimension and color, some of the best climbing plants for your garden can help. These flowering perennial vines add texture to trellises, drape along garden fences, and wrap-around outdoor pillars and poles. They're also a great option if you've exhausted your garden beds and want to make use of vertical space.

The seven best climbing perennials for your garden that will improve your color scheme and complete your outdoor space are listed below.


Wisteria vines have twining stems, dark green leaves, and clusters of fragrant flowers in blue, purple, and pink that are ideal for draping along a pergola to add extra shade to your backyard. The perennial will also climb trees, house siding, and other surfaces where it can gain traction.

The plant can reach heights of up to 25 feet. It grows extremely quickly and is considered an invasive species in some areas. As a result, bi-annual pruning is an excellent way to keep the plant in check.


The intricate purple and white flowers of the passion flower are complemented by stunning deep green teardrop-shaped leaves. The flowering vine grows quickly and can reach heights of 10 to 25 feet. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but it can tolerate some shade as well. In addition, butterflies, honey bees, and hummingbirds are drawn to the flowers. Furthermore, it is a climbing fruit plant that produces tasty passion fruit that is high in antioxidants and grows in tropical and subtropical climates. You can enjoy not only the swinging vines but also the fruits of your labor!


The hydrangea vine is a classic and elegant choice with fluffy white and light yellow flowers that bloom during the warm summer months. It is ideal for growing along fencing for added privacy and beauty, especially because it prefers a slightly shaded location. The plant will eventually grow to be 20 to 30 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Plant multiple vines for faster growth and wall coverage.


The trumpet creeper, known for its ability to attract hummingbirds, blooms in scarlet, orange, or yellow every summer.

It prefers full sun and is drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for inexperienced or forgetful gardeners. However, it can reach heights of 25 to 40 feet and must grow on a sturdy structure because it can become quite heavy.


Clematis vines, another hardy perennial, come in a variety of colors that bloom throughout the seasons, including white, pink, and purple.

The vines can grow from two to thirty feet tall, depending on the variety, but all clematis plants bloom best in full sun with well-drained soil. The plant easily wraps around a trellis, a wall, or a fence, making it an ideal addition to any backyard.


The perennial sweet pea has a mixture of white, pink, and red blooms and attaches to walls or fences using its tendrils. The climbing plant blooms in the summer, grows best in full sun, and requires well-drained soil.

Perennial sweet pea grows to about 10 feet in height, making it ideal for smaller spaces. It is also fragrance-free, making it ideal for sensitive noses.


Climbing roses are a traditional and fragrant plant that blooms in the summer and fall. They, like rose bushes, come in a variety of colors, allowing you to easily match them to the aesthetic of your garden.

They can grow up to 26 feet tall on walls, fences, pergolas, and other structures, making them an excellent vertical accent for a small space.

These climbing plants will produce colorful blooms to complete your garden space, whether you add them to your porch, grow them along a fence, or use them to fill in space in your backyard. The vines are equally beautiful, so you'll enjoy them even when they're not in bloom. What's the best part? They are perennials, which means they will bloom year after year with the same beautiful flowers.

Keep in mind that many of these vining perennials spread quickly and grow vigorously. So, use preventative measures such as mulch and planting perennials in pots to ensure that they do not invade your garden.

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