Climbers are plants which grow upright, relying on other plants, trellises, structures, and anything else they can find for support.
Climbing vines can be an attractive addition to a garden.
Climbers can grow in a number of different ways. Some put out tendrils which search for something to lock on to, fixing the plant in place and allowing it to gradually grow higher and higher over time. Others actually coil their stems or leaves around supporting structures. Some use adhesive pads or bunches of roots to grab onto their support structures.
Climbers can also simply grow upright without attaching themselves, in which case they may need to be pinned in place to provide support; this type of climber is often grown on an arbor, in which case the plant will spread out when it reaches the top of the support structure.
Cyclanthera pedata is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible mature fruit, which is predominantly ..
The ornamental late-season fruits of American bittersweet reign in autumn. This deciduous woody, t..
Rosa multiflora is grown as an ornamental plant, and also used as a rootstock for grafted ornamental..
Balloon-vine was originally indigenous to the Bermudas, Florida and Texas. Nowadays it grows extensi..
Attractively cloaked in deeply lobed leaves, hops produces pine-scented flowers that are widely used..
Rhodochiton atrosanguineus is a quickly growing climber with heart-shaped leaves and stems that coil..
Approximately 6-8 seeds in 2 g packet.
This herbaceous, tendril-bearing vine grows to 5 m. It bears..
Thunbergia alata, or Black-eyed Susan vine, is a frequent sight in hanging baskets. As common as the..
Black Eyed Susan is a rich flowering and fast growing climber, which grows up to 2-3 m in one season..
Thunbergia alata, or Black-eyed Susan vine, is a frequent sight in hanging baskets. As common as t..
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summer a..
The deciduous vine, Boston ivy, cloaks the walls of old university buildings across the north.
Approximately 7-8 seeds in 1g packet.Bottle gourd (aka calabash) is an annual, vining member of th..
Bottle gourd (aka calabash) is an annual, vining member of the squash family that is widely cultivat..
Approximately 15-20 seeds in 3 grams packet.
Bottle gourd (aka calabash) is an annual, vining membe..
These beautiful flowers are native to South America. Grow as annual in cooler zones (3-8) or perenni..
Actinidia chinensis or Golden Kiwi is a climbing shrub from China.
The edible fruit is less hairy w..
Introduced to Western gardens in 1816, this native of China is a rampant, hardy, deciduous woody vin..
Prairie rose is a spreading, Missouri-native shrub (to 4' tall) or climber (to 15' tall with support..
Though attractive, deadly nightshade is a weedy, perennial vine that is rarely planted purposefully...
Approximately 20 seeds in 1g packet.
Prized by gardeners and by hummingbirds for its summer-long di..
This climber that originates from Middle and South America is fast growing, evergreen and characteri..
Approximately 30 seeds in 2g packet.
Lathyrus latifolius, commonly called everlasting pea, is a rhi..
Clusters of beautiful pearlescent flowers are freely produced on undemanding plants.
A vigorous cli..