If you enjoy watching hummingbirds and want to attract them into your garden then these ten vines are the ones you should grow. Trumpet Honeysuckle is the first on the list and will attract butterflies and bees as well the hummers. These vines are described in an article by Melinda Myers which I found on the Birds and Blooms website.
If you want to grow vines,you might think you need a lot of space, but even if your planting area is?limited, it?s still possible to cultivate vines in containers on your patio, deck or balcony. But no matter where you decide to plant these vines?in containers or right in?the garden?place them where you?ll be able to enjoy the hummingbirds that will no?doubt visit the nectar-filled blooms.
Trumpet HoneysuckleLonicera sempervirens, Zones 4 to 9
Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees love native honeysuckle.?Planting it in full sun or partial shade and moist soil will encourage the best?flowering. The orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers appear in clusters amongst the?blue-green leaves, which persist through winter in southern states.?
Why we love it😕Unlike a lot of other plants, trumpet honeysuckle grows in clay?soil and near black walnut trees.
MandevillaMandevilla, Annual, Perennial in zones 10 to 11
A drought-tolerant vine that can be grown in a container,?hanging basket or right in the garden, mandevilla thrives in full sun to part shade?and well-drained soil. You?ll find many new cultivars with white, pink, maroon,?crimson and bicolor flowers.?
Why we love it:
You can overwinter mandevilla indoors in a warm, sunny?location.
- REDA &CO SRL/ ALAMY
Cup and Saucer Vine
Cobaea scandens, Annual, Perennial in zones 9 to 11
A vigorous grower, give this vine a sturdy support to climb and display its cup-shaped, aromatic flowers. The blooms open green and then mature to purple, lasting about four days. Grow in full sun and provide a bit of afternoon shade in hotter regions.
Why we love it:
The flowers have a sweet musky fragrance and are reportedly?pollinated by bats.