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Hardy Jasmine Vines: Choosing Jasmine Plants For Zone 6

Hardy Jasmine Vines: Choosing Jasmine Plants For Zone 6


By: Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

When you think of jasmine plants, you probably think of a tropical setting filled with the fragrance of common jasmine’s white blooms. You don’t have to live in the tropics to enjoy jasmine, though. With a little extra care in winter, even common jasmine can be grown in zone 6. However, winter jasmine is the more often grown jasmine variety for zone 6. Continue reading to learn more about growing jasmine in zone 6.

Hardy Jasmine Vines

Unfortunately, in zone 6, there are not too many choices of jasmine you can grow outdoors year round. Therefore, many of us in cooler climates often grow the tropical jasmines in containers that can be moved inside in cold weather or outside on warm sunny days. As annuals or houseplants, you can grow any variety of jasmine vines in zone 6.

If you are looking for a zone 6 jasmine plant to grow outside year round, winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) is your best bet.

Growing Jasmine Plants for Zone 6

Hardy in zones 6-9, winter jasmine has yellow flowers that are not as fragrant as other jasmines. However, these flowers bloom in January, February and March. While they may get nipped by frost, the plant just sends out its next set of blooms.

When grown up a trellis, this hardy jasmine vine can quickly reach a 15 feet (4.5 m.) height. Oftentimes, winter jasmine is grown as a sprawling shrub or groundcover. Not too particular about soil conditions, winter jasmine is an excellent choice as a full sun to part shade groundcover for slopes or areas where it can trail over stone walls.

A zone 6 gardener who enjoys a challenge or trying new things, can also try growing common jasmine, Jasminum officinale, in their garden year round. Reportedly hardy in zones 7-10, the internet is full of garden forums where zone 6 gardeners share advice on how they have successfully grown common jasmine year round in zone 6 gardens.

Most of these tips indicate that if grown in a sheltered location and given a nice heap of mulch over the root zone through winter, common jasmine usually survives zone 6 winters.

Common jasmine has extremely fragrant, white to light pink flowers. It prefers full sun to part shade and is also not too particular about soil conditions. As a hardy jasmine vine, it will quickly reach a height of 7-10 feet (2-3 m.).

If you do try to grow common jasmine in zone 6, select a location where it will not be exposed to cold winter winds. Also, apply a heap of at least 4 inches (10 cm.) of mulch around the root zone in late fall.

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What Are the Zone 6 Plants & Flowers?

The United States Department of Agriculture lists 10 growing zones according to their average winter minimum temperature. The USDA plant hardiness map lists zone 6 winter temperatures as -10 to 0 degrees F. Zone 6 stretches from areas of Arizona through the mid-west to Maine. The below-freezing winter weather conditions of this zone create specific needs for plants and trees. Many plants and flowers grow well in zone 6.


Dwarf Jasmine

Dwarf jasmine (Jasminum parkeri) has a moderate growth rate and fine texture. Growing 1 foot high and 2 1/2 feet wide, dwarf jasmine is a low-growing deciduous shrub. The slender, spreading stems and mounding shape are ideal in the front of a flowerbed, or tucked along border. Dwarf jasmine has small, yellow flowers that emerge in early summer. The dark green leaves on dwarf jasmine grown in small clusters of three to five leaflets. While it is versatile and tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, dwarf jasmine prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. The USDA hardiness zone for planting is 9 to 10.

  • Grown in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes, each with its own distinct growing requirements, jasmine plants are hardy garden plants.
  • The slender, spreading stems and mounding shape are ideal in the front of a flowerbed, or tucked along border.

Jasmine Plants: Fragrant Vines for the House and Garden

Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season. Winter jasmine’s delicate, vibrant yellow flowers can create a spectacular display outdoors during the dull months of winter, while sambac jasmine’s stunning white flowers release bursts of alluring fragrance perfect for an enticing display inside your home.

Common name: Winter jasmine (top photo) and sambac or Arabian jasmine (bottom)

Botanical name: Winter: Jasminum nudiflorum sambac/Arabian: Jasminum sambac

Flowers: Winter jasmine blooms in winter through early spring, revealing small yellow flowers that cascade down arching stems. The sambac species has tiny, aromatic white flowers that fade wonderfully to pink and bloom from early summer into fall however, with proper care these sweet-smelling blossoms can appear periodically throughout the year, perfuming your home with their pleasant aroma.

Foliage: Sambac has dark green, ovate foliage with twining branches. Winter has deep green foliage with slender, arching stems.

Habit: These two species have climbing habits both can range in height from 3 to 10 feet, depending on how they are grown, with a similar spread.

Season: The brilliant yellow flowers of the winter jasmine offer tremendous winter interest. The fragrant, white flowers of Arabian jasmine can bloom periodically all year.

Origin: Winter jasmine originated in China sambac is native to Southeast Asia and India.

How to grow winter and sambac jasmines: Both varieties thrive in full sun to partial shade with regular watering. They are most successful in well-drained, sandy soil but can tolerate most soil conditions. They need to be pruned regularly winter jasmine should be pruned more in spring. You can feed sambac mild fertilizer in spring, but winter jasmine doesn’t need it. Both are appropriate for growing in containers as houseplants. They will appreciate spending the summer outdoors. Winter jasmine is hardy outdoors in USDA Zones 6 through 9. Sambac jasmine is hardy in Zones 9 and 10.

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Zone 6 Perennials for a Stunning Display

Before choosing the perfect perennial for your yard, it’s important to understand which zone you live in and the differences between outdoor plants. Once you have this basic knowledge, it’s easy to create a garden that is stunning all season long.

Which Area of the United States is Hardiness Zone 6?

The USDA created a map of hardiness zones that help you determine which types of plants grow best for your area. The zones are based on the coldest winter temperature for specific regions, meaning that the lower the zone number, the colder the weather is for that area.

If you reside in zone 6, this covers a good section of the middle of the United States. Temperatures in this region generally fall to a low of -10°F. The zone stretches from south to west, through Ohio, Kansas, and even parts of Arizona before turning Northwest and ending up in Washington State.

Planting times for zone 6 begin in mid-March and continue through November.

What is the Difference Between Perennial and Annual Plants?

Annual flowers only grow for one season and then die, while perennial flowers grow back each year, usually with more growth than the year before.

Annual flowers grow rapidly, and most varieties have continuous bloom throughout the growing season. Perennials spend most of their energy on future growth and generally bloom once during the season.

How Do I Plant a Perennial Garden with Season Long Beauty?

Have you ever marveled at a garden that seems to have endless blooms throughout spring, summer, and fall? This constant array of changing colors and patterns is breathtaking and easy to recreate once you understand how it’s done.

The key to creating this type of garden is to know your plants. Each plant has its own blooming time. By choosing perennial plants that peak at different times of the season and strategically placing them together in a garden, you create an almost seamless flow of color from one week to the next.

Does It Matter Where I Plant Amazing Perennials for Zone 6?

Yes, it does. Perennials are quite finicky when it comes to placement in the yard. Some require full sun for the best growth, while others cannot tolerate the heat of the afternoon sun.

The amount of light these plants receive or don’t receive affects them in many ways. They may refuse to bloom or even wilt and die. Different perennials also require specific soil conditions to thrive.

Some plants are drought tolerant and handle sandy soil while others need rich, moist soil. It’s essential to know your plant before placing it in the ground for it to flourish and give you the best flower show possible.

Some low-growing perennials that fit in cracks are better for borders and between pavers rather than in the middle or back of a garden bed. Sketching your plan out on paper beforehand ensures you place your plants exactly where they will look best and thrive at the same time.

Daylily (Hemerocallis)

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This perennial is one of the easiest to grow in the garden. Daylilies come in a variety of spectacular colors, shapes, and sizes. These magnificent fragrant flowers have a color range of purple and red to pink and yellow.

Some varieties continuously bloom while others bloom twice, once in summer and again in fall. Daylilies are low maintenance and drought tolerant and grow up to 3 feet in height. They thrive in part to full sun and propagate by seed and division.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – Amazing Perennial for a Cottage Garden

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This rugged and drought-tolerant flower is a classic wildflower and cottage garden perennial. It has flat blooms that rest atop fern-like foliage in colors that include yellow, orange, white, pink, and red.

Yarrow is one of the continuous blooming perennials, with blossoms from spring to fall and it reaches heights of 12 inches. Plant this low maintenance flower in a sunny location and watch it attract birds and beneficial insects while it blooms with little to no intervention from you.

This deer-resistant plant and one of the easy perennials to grow adds unique variety and a delightful splash of color to the garden.

Astilbe (Astilbe Chinensis)

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Astilbe has fern-like green and bronze foliage that adds character to the garden even when there are no blooms. Its feathery plumed blossoms range from purple and pink to red and white. During the winter, the flowers dry and add appeal to the garden even during the cold months.

This plant requires part to full sun and thrives in moist areas. With a height of up to 3 feet and a spread that reaches 30 inches, astilbe is an excellent plant for ground cover. The fragrant blooms attract birds and make great cut flowers.

Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile) – Ground Cover Perennial for Zone 6

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Sedum is a diverse group of plants that come in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. Creeping sedum spreads along the ground and looks great in a rock garden or cracks of a pathway. Upright sedum forms tight clumps of foliage and does not spread.

The foliage of sedum varies from blue/green to gray/silver with tiny blossoms of purple, red, orange, yellow, pink, and white. These low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants grow well in sunny areas and attract birds.

Bellflower (Campanula)

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This diverse group of flowering plants comes in many varieties, but they all have a distinct bell-shaped blossom that makes an excellent addition to any style garden. Expect to see these cheerful bells of white, blue, purple, and pink starting in late spring. These perennials that bloom all summer are a joy to see no matter where you plant them.

Bellflower grows best in partial to full sun and reaches a height and width up to 3 feet, depending on the variety. They are low maintenance and drought tolerant and make great cut flowers for the home.

Bee Balm (Monarda) – Perennial Fireworks in the Zone 6 Garden

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If you imagine a burst of fireworks in the garden, then you are picturing bee balm. These blooms of red, purple, pink, and white are fragrant cut flowers that attract all types of pollinators.

They are some of the best flowers for bees and butterflies, and hummingbirds love them. The long bloom time and vigorous growth of this flower make it a great addition to the perennial garden.

These sun-loving flowers are low maintenance and drought tolerant. While they attract birds, they are deer resistant. Bee balm grows to a height of 3 to 8 feet and spreads up to 2 feet.

Delphinium (Delphinium)

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These summer-blooming flowers produce tall spires of blooms in colors of blue, purple, red, white, pink, and yellow. Delphinium adds a perfect touch of vertical height to the area, as a centerpiece or backdrop. Enjoy this perennial in the garden or as a cut flower in the home.

The majestic delphinium reaches heights of up to 8 feet and enjoys partial to full sun. This deer-resistant plant propagates by seed and grows well in containers or flower beds. The palm-shaped foliage adds appeal even when the plant is not in bloom.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) – Amazing, Low Maintenance Perennial

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Echinacea is a type of coneflower that produces bright, big flowers from June until the first frost. It’s daisy-like flower ranges in color from purple and pink to yellow and orange. These blooms work well as a dried or cut flower, or simply enjoyed in the garden.

With a height of 3 feet and a width of 2 feet, this perennial looks majestic alongside other flowers. The fragrant flowers attract birds and are some perennial plants butterflies love, too. They prefer full sun, are deer resistant, drought-tolerant, and require little maintenance.

Add some ornamental perennial grasses to the garden with your Purple Coneflower for extra depth and interest to the space.

Hosta (plantain lilies)

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This commonly grown shade garden plant comes in a variety of styles, each displaying a diverse array of variegated leaves and colors. Also called plantain lilies, they grow well beneath a canopy of trees or in the shadow of tall flowering plants.

Hostas grow well in part sun to full shade, are low maintenance, and drought tolerant. Purple and white summer blooms shoot out from their centers, with a height of up to 3 feet and a width to 8 feet.

Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) – Whimsical Flowering Perennial for Zone 6

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Bleeding hearts are a favorite among gardeners that enjoy a bit of classic cottage garden whimsy. These perennials are quick to grow in the spring and feature delicate stems of heart-shaped flowers in red, white, and pink.

This low maintenance, deer resistant plant grows best in areas with partial shade, and blooms from spring to fall. This perennial has a height and width of 3 feet and looks good as a border or centerpiece in the garden.

Windflower (Anemone)

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Windflower has beautiful, nodding blooms of white and pink that have varying blooms times, depending on the variety. The Japanese type fills the empty gap in perennial gardens with flowers from mid-summer to fall.

The flower stems grow out of blue/green foliage and grow to a height of up to 3 feet. This perennial flower enjoys full to part sun and is both low maintenance and deer resistant. It’s easily grown in the garden or containers and makes for an excellent cut flower.

Aster (Asteraceae) – Amazing Perennial that Flowers Later in the Season

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This daisy-like perennial has star-shaped flowers that add color to the garden in late summer and fall, filling the gap when many other flowering types are spent for the year. It blooms in colors that range from purple and pink to blue and white.

Aster prefers sunny locations and grows to a height of up to 8 feet, depending on the variety. This low maintenance perennial is drought tolerant and attracts both birds and butterflies to the garden.

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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Russian sage has tall and wispy blooms of blue or lavender flowers that rise out of silvery-green foliage. This hardy perennial provides contrast, color, and texture to the garden from summer to fall and attracts birds to the yard.

With a height of up to 8 feet and a width of 3 feet, Russian sage adds a unique touch to the garden. It has fragrant flowers that attract birds and grows best in sunny locations. It is low maintenance, deer resistant, and drought tolerant.

Geranium (Pelargonium) – Sunny and Shady Tolerant Perennial

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This perennial gives you many choices with over 300 species. Geraniums are perfect for filling in gaps in the garden with low foliage and tall colorful blooms. The flowers range in color from blue and purple to white and pink.

Geraniums thrive in both sunny and shady locations and produce blooms from spring to fall. These low maintenance flowers are not only deer resistant but drought tolerant as well, making them an easy-to-grow perennial.

As an added bonus, geraniums make the list of plants that repel mosquitoes so add a few plants near the patio or deck. You can’t go wrong with this lovely flower.

Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

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Phlox is the perfect border plant for a perennial flower garden. It produces large bounties of fragrant flowers in red, orange, and other shades of color and adds charm when placed beneath taller plants.

Place phlox in partial to full sun along pathways, in between rocks, or as a border. These flowers grow to a height of 12 inches and a width of 36 inches, depending on the variety. They are easy to maintain and are drought resistant.

Salvia (Salvia officinalis) – Long Blooming Amazing Perennial for Zone 6

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Salvia is a mint relative with a long blooming time. This diverse flower comes in a wide range of colors, including blue, purple, white, red, and pink, that grows as a gentle spike out of blue/green foliage.

This perennial grows best in partial to full sun, and gets up to 3 to 8 feet tall, depending on the type. The flowers are a favorite among pollinators and draw the attention of hummingbirds. This fragrant plant is both deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Catmint Plant (Nepeta)

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This extremely versatile perennial is easy to grow and considered the powerhouse of the plant world, making it a perfect plant for beginning gardeners. Purple, yellow, white, pink, or blue flowers burst into color in early summer, signally the beginning of the growing season.

This deer-resistant, drought-tolerant plant grows well in partial to full sun. It grows to a height up to 3 to 8 feet depending on the variety, and pairs well with other perennials and annuals.

Peony (Paeonia) – Amazing Perennial Cut Flower with Intense Fragrant Blooms

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Peonies are a hardy perennial that produce large blooms of astonishing color and fragrance and deep green foliage. If you don’t mind shaking out the ants, peony blooms are a beautiful cut flower that fills your home with an amazing floral scent.

The spring blooms of the peony range from white, pink, and yellow to red and orange and grow to a maximum height of 8 feet with a width of 3 feet. These low maintenance flowers require full sun to part shade and are deer resistant.

Tickseed (Coreopsis)

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Long-lasting blooms in bright shades of yellow, orange, red, and pink are what makes tickseed stand out from other perennials. It attracts birds with its seeds and draws pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies with its sweet nectar.

Tickseed is a low maintenance flower that is also drought tolerant and deer resistant, making it an easy plant to grow. This perennial requires full sun and grows to a maximum height of 8 feet, depending on the variety. This perennial is easy to grow in the garden or containers and makes an excellent cut flower.

Perennial plants and flowers come in many different varieties, from groundcover creepers to fragrant cut flowers. Not only that, but they all have their requirements and offer displays of beauty at different times during each season.

All it takes to create the perfect garden bursting with color from spring until fall is knowledge and a little bit of work. You’ll be enjoying colorful blooms and hummingbirds in no time at all.

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With the number of amazing perennials for zone 6, it’s only a matter of time before your garden overflows with natural beauty, so why not share our list of amazing perennials with friends and family on Facebook and Pinterest?


Best Indoor Vine Plants for The Ultimate Jungle Vibe

1. Pothos

Also known as Devil’s eye or hunter’s rove Pothos is an evergreen climber with slender twining and branching stems that grow to about 65 feet long. Also, its leaves are bright green, glossy and heart-shaped.

Pothos can be grown as a ground cover or as a scrambler up trees (in tropical regions) or in hanging baskets, and sometimes used as an under-planting for large potted plants or trees, or grown indoors as a pot plant or trained up a sphagnum pole.

It is an easy-growing indoor plant that is efficient at removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene in your home.

This plant prefers a well-aerated growing medium with filtered light and high humidity levels.

2. Bleeding Heart Vine

Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum) is also commonly known as glory bower, bag flower, bleeding glory bower, tropical bleeding heart, and glory tree. It is a twining evergreen indoor plant with glossy, dark green, leaves and small, slightly flat flowers with inflated white calyxes from which brilliant crimson or dark red corollas emerge.

In its native habitat, the bleeding heart can grow to about 10-15 feet tall but it remains much smaller when grown in containers. However, you need to offer support such as a trellis to allow your bleeding heart plant to wander as a vine.

For this easy growing plant to flourish and bloom, expose it to bright, indirect light, use rich, well-draining soil, and regularly water and fertilize the plants when in their active growth stage. Also, thin out old overcrowded shoots and cut the plants back after blooming.

3. Betel Leaf Plant

Betel leaf plant is also known as piper betel. It is a creeper in the pepper family and is mostly grown in India. The leaves of a betel leaf plant are green, waxy, and heart-shaped and are mostly used for culinary and medicinal purposes.

This mild stimulant vining herb is hardy in USDA Zones 9 through 11 but can be grown as an annual container plant in colder zones.

Grow your betel leaf plant under a partial shade in a slightly acidic, sandy-loamy, and lightly damp soil but not waterlogged. In addition to this, the potting mix must drain freely and use a medium-sized deep planter for container-grown betel.

4. Wandering Jew Plant

Wandering Jew Plant, also known as Tradescantia zebrina is a famous houseplant in the spiderwort family and is mostly grown for its beautiful variegated foliage. It is a tough creeping plant that can tolerate almost any conditions indoors.

The Wandering Jew plant is native to Guatemala and southern Mexico. In Zones 9 through 11(mild climates) where freezing does not occur, wandering Jew can be grown outdoors. Moreover, the wandering Jew plant also performs well as an annual in places where winter is cold.

This plant does well in the light shade outdoors but requires bright light when grown indoors. It is a good indoor vining plant for under-planting with larger houseplants or seasonal containers. Moreover, it is a fast-growing indoor vine that works well as a base filler of other tall tropical plants either on the ground or in containers.

Caution: Wandering Jew Plant is slightly toxic to dogs and cats.

5. Arrowhead

Arrowhead (Syngonium podophyllum) is a species of aroid and is commonly cultivated as an indoor houseplant. This is because it’s great in absorbing humidity in the house.

The species is native to a wide region of Latin America from Mexico to Bolivia and naturalized in the West Indies, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and other places.

The arrowhead plant goes by numerous names including arrowhead vine, American evergreen, and five fingers.

It is a lush foliage plant that holds its variegation well in low light and is one of the best indoor vine plants that bring out the ultimate jungle vibe just the way you like.

6. Shooting Stars Wax Plant

Shooting stars wax plant is also known by the name Hoya multiflora. It is a vine plant with thick waxy leaves and white-yellow flowers that resemble shooting stars. You might think that these flowers are not real as they appear like shiny wax sculptures. The flowers, though have a dainty fragrance.

The shooting stars wax plant is a fast-growing indoor vine and grows best in a bright humid environment. For an enhanced plant performance, feed your plant monthly from spring to autumn with a fertilizer best suited for epiphytic plants.

In addition to this, water your plant when the soil is dry to touch and keep the plant in bright indirect sunlight (At least 6 hours of sunlight every day)

7. Burrows Tail

Also known as donkey’s tail, burro’s tail is a drought-tolerant perennial vine plant that is generally grown as an indoor hanging plant by many gardeners.

With bright to full sun and a good draining growing medium like the cactus mix, burro’s tail grows quickly and fills your home with a beautiful dreadlock look.

For a good-looking burrows tail plant, you need to fertilize lightly once or twice during the growing season, repot in spring and do so only when it’s root-bound, and water your plant whenever necessary.

8. Jasmine

The Jasmine plant is an intensely fragrant indoor vine that is grown widely. Its versatile nature makes it a great plant for many settings. Despite their diminutive size, the flowers pack a huge punch of sweet fragrance and can easily perfume your entire yard.

You can grow these vining beauties in zones 9 or 10 with the most cold-hardy species, winter jasmine (Jasmine nudiflorum) growing successfully in zone 6. Plant jasmine in full to partial shade for better flowering.

The most popular fragrant jasmine includes the star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), Royal Jasmine (Jasminum rex), Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), Common Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Angel Wing Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum).

9. Creeping Fig

Also known as Ficus pumila, the creeping fig is a vigorous, fast-growing vine that can climb to 15 feet or more. Although creeping fig is not winter-hardy, it is drought and salt-tolerant and can resist damage from deer.

It is a fast-growing climbing vine and loves bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light levels. With a well-aerated and good-draining potting mix, and once a month feed of a diluted liquid fertilizer in spring and summer the creeping fig won’t let you down.

Caution: Creeping fig is toxic to both cats and dogs.

10. Black-eyed Susan

The Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata) is an easy-to-care flowering vine plant native to tropical East Africa and eastern South Africa. This rapid-growing evergreen perennial vine is hardy to Zones9 and 10 only.

The leaves of a Black-eyed Susan are dark to pale green and heart-shaped. This vine is a mid-summer to frost bloomer and produces showy orange and yellow flowers with the best displays in late summer. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love the flowers and frequently visit your garden.

Use this vine in a large container with a small trellis or grow it as an indoor plant and ensure to train and prune it regularly to keep it at a manageable size. Black-eyed Susan prefers rich, moist soil under full sun. It also tolerates partial shade but it may have reduced flowering.

Examples of Black-eyed Susan cultivars include Arizona Dark Red, Bright Eyes, Canary Eyes, African Sunset, among others.

11. Maiden Hair Vine

Also commonly known as Wire Vine, Maiden Hair Vine is a vigorous, twining vine with slender, reddish-brown stems and clusters of inconspicuous greenish-white flowers. It is a delicate but hardy vine plant with wiry stems covered in tiny little oval leaves.

Maiden Hair Vine prefers bright but indirect light and slightly damp soil. You also need to water your vine weekly and feed it with a liquid fertilizer when in active growth. Apart from this, prune the branches when necessary to keep the vine in shape.

12. Spider Plant

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is an excellent air-purifying plant with the ability to remove up to at least 90% of air pollutants. This plant has smooth arching, long green stems with beautiful white flowers that improve the overall appearance of your home.

It is a tough indoor vine plant and can withstand long dry spells with occasional watering. The plant prefers bright indirect light and some plant food feeds during the growing season.

The spider plant is hardy to zones 9 through 11 and is not toxic to pets.

13. String of pearls

The string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is an evergreen indoor vining plant with nearly spherical pea-sized alternate leaves.

This easy-maintenance indoor plant is a summer bloomer and produces small daisy-like flowers. These flowers are not showy, but they have a sweet and spicy cinnamon-like fragrance.

It prefers well-draining soil and exposure to bright light. Its stems can trail to approximately 3 feet long which makes it a beautiful vine for hanging baskets or as a trailing plant for pots.

Caution: String of Pearls is mildly toxic to cats, dogs, and other pets.

14. Bougainvillea

Native to South America, Bougainvillea is a quick-growing vine with green foliage and vibrant pink, purple, and orange hues (petal-like bracts that hide bougainvillea's true blooms). It is easy to grow bougainvillea indoors in containers and in pots provided that the right growing conditions are maintained.

Bougainvillea prospers best in the tropical or semi-tropical environment, hence requires lots of water and sunlight whether you have it indoors or outdoors. Moreover, it needs pruning in the fall after the growing season is complete so that the plant produces new growth for the next season’s bloom.

Caution: Bougainvillea is toxic to dogs and cats. Humans are also prone therefore use gloves when pruning.

15. Heart-leaf Philodendron

Vining philodendrons are indoor plants with heart-shaped smooth leaves and long trailing vines. They are mostly used in hanging baskets from a high shelf or on a ceiling where the long trailing stems create an eye-catching vertical accent.

These indoor vines prefer a potting mix with high water holding capacity and excellent aeration, bright- indirect light and, a monthly feed with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients.

There are different types of vining philodendrons including blushing philodendrons and heartleaf philodendrons.

16. Clematis

Clematis is among the most decorative and fragrant of all indoor flowering vines. This vine has a dense mat of leaves that is ideal to shade porches and is an excellent choice for use on trellises, fences, and walls.

The plant prefers to grow with its heads in the sun and roots in the shade. For your clematis to flower best, expose it to at least 6 hours of sun, but your clematis needs some shade during the hot afternoons in South Carolina.

Water your clematis deeply every week during the dry periods and keep the vines tidy and in shape by pruning. This depends on species and cultivars.

Caution: Clematis is toxic to cats and dogs.

17. English Ivy

The English Ivy is a great indoor vine plant that you should consider for the ultimate jungle vibe in your home.

This plant is ideal for reducing the impurities in the air especially formaldehyde that’s more present in the household products like bathing soap, cleaning detergents, furniture, and treatments for carpets.

The ivy will also help you get rid of mold that grows in areas with high humidity.

With little maintenance and low light, it is easy to keep English Ivy in your home provided that you always keep the soil/ potting mix moist.

Caution: English Ivy is poisonous to humans and animals like dogs, cattle, and sheep.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Does star jasmine need a trellis?

A: Only if you want it to climb upward. This garden vine can be trained as a shrub or ground cover as well! A dappling of the white, fragrant flowers atop their glossy evergreen foliage makes for a beautiful and thick “carpet”.

Q: Is Confederate jasmine poisonous?

A: Nope! This garden climber is child and pet-friendly.

Q: Is star jasmine an evergreen?

A: It is unless the temperature drops below the freezing point. It can develop bronze leaves at that point, then serious damage at around 10 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re in a climate that regularly experiences sub-freezing temperatures, bring your plants in from the garden during the cold season.


White jasmine grows quickly, at a rate of 12 to 24 inches a year. When grown as a shrub, jasmine requires frequent pruning to maintain its desired size and shape. When pruning jasmine, makes cuts about 1/4 inch above a bud at a 45-degree angle. When cutting away dead branches, cut about 6 inches into live wood. You should prune white jasmine after the plant has finished flowering, because gives the shrub time to fully develop new buds before the next growing season.

White jasmine needs a warm spot with full sun to partial shade with plants spaced about eight feet apart. Jasmines require plenty of moisture during the growing season in well-drained soil. Pinch and shape jasmine plants frequently to control growth, which is especially important for container grown plants and plants grown as hedges. Jasmines go through a dormant period where they need to be kept cool and allowed to rest.