If you are in need of some quick cover annual vines will do the trick. After the last frost date in your area, sow the seeds for one of vines featured below. In no time at all lush foliage and beautiful blooms will adorn your trellis, arbor or fence.
Moonflower (Ipomea alba)
Moonflowers produce gigantic blooms that open at dusk and perfume the night air with a light fragrance. The large heart-shaped leaves are beautiful too. Soak the seeds overnight to soften the outer shell before planting. Plant in full sun. Vines grows 120 to 240-inches.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
The variety shown here is ‘President Tyler’. This one blooms earlier than many other varieties. Soak the seeds overnight to soften the outer shell before planting. Plant in full sun. Vine grows 72 to 96-inches.
Nest Egg Gourds (Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera)
Gourds might not be the first plant that comes to mind when looking for a flowering vine, but they do produce lovely, yellow blooms and all those great gourds in fall. These little Nest Egg gourds are small, oval and white. Just like a hen’s egg! Plant in full sun. Vines grow to 72-inches.
Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineussca)
This flowering vine is a multi-tasker! The vines and heart-shaped leaves are quick to cover trellises and fences, hummingbirds love the bright red blooms; and the pods are edible. Plant in full sun. Vine grow 180 – 240-inches.
Black-eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)
This cheery flower will brighten your garden until the first hard frost in fall. It is especially floriferous in later summer into autumn. Plant in full sun with light shade in the afternoon when it gets hot. Vine grows 36 to 72-inches.
Spanish Flag (Ipomoea lobata)
This fast growing vine produces racemes of blooms on tips of scarlet stems. The tubular flowers emerge red and fade to orange and then creamy white. It’s a spectacular display from summer until the first killing frost in autumn. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Vine grows 72 to 180-inches.