Climbing plants are much more versatile than many people think. Not only are they a way to add colour to a bare fence, wall or pergola, climbing plants can really create an atmosphere. Their brightly coloured flowers, lovely berries and delicious fruits will steal the show in your garden, patio, balcony or roof terrace. We've put together a list of our seven top choices for you.
The clematis might well be the most popular blooming climbing plant. The mass of flowers it produces in early summer make the clematis a very popular plant. From big flowers to small and in any shape and colour imaginable, every type of clematis is special in its own right. For instance, the clematis 'Armandii' stays green all year round, the 'Ninon' has large, snow-white flowers and the 'Montana' can grow up to five metres tall. They're simply a must-have for every flower lover. Place a clematis against your exterior wall and abracadabra! You've turne your wall into a work of art. Use a climbing frame to help the plant climb.
2. Passion flower
Do you love tropical plants and flowers? Then passion flowers might be right for you. With its blue, purple and white hues, this exotic climbing plant will take you on a journey. Plant the Passiflora against a fence to create your own holiday paradise. This climbing plant can grow up to two to four metres tall and is perfect for attracting bees and butterflies. What more could you ask for?
Honeysuckles cheer up a garden with their orange and pink flowers. The colourful combo gives your garden a truly summery feeling. And it's not just you — butterflies and bees will also enjoy the flowers that bloom from May to September. Stunning, dark-blue berries will replace the flowers in the autumn. The great thing about honeysuckle is that it only loses its leaves in freezing weather, so you can enjoy the greenery on your wall or pergola almost all year round.
Wisteria produces a sea of flowers when it blooms between May and June. This climbing plant grows to be very tall and produces lots of clusters of blue and purple flowers. The clusters can grow up to 25 centimetres long! Wisteria is a creeping plant: The branches grow in all directions to find something to hang onto. If you want a romantic garden full of flowers then this plant really is a must-have!
5. Grape plants
Climbing fruit in the garden or on the balcony is really popular. This fantastic climbing plant not only produces delicious fruit; it also has cheerful flowers. Enjoy these darling, little flowers all summer long. After the summer, they will wilt and bunches of deliciously sweet grapes will appear. Put the Vitis grape plant against a wall and you'll end up with a colourful wall that you can pick fruit from.
6. Climbing rose
Who isn't enchanted by the idea of climbing roses on a romantic balcony. The climbing rose Roza is perfect for growing in a pot on a balcony. The plant grows to be a few metres tall and quickly gives the entire balcony a charming atmosphere. You can enjoy large, pink flowers all summer long. And you're not the only one. This plant is a favourite among butterflies.
7. Climbing hydrangea
If you love having hydrangeas in the garden you should consider planting a climbing hydrangea. This hydrangea grows anywhere and can climb all over an exterior wall. In the summer, this amazing plant will make it look like it's snowing. The climbing plant is a mass of little, white flowers. The Hydrangea anomala is an easy plant because its branches are easy to train and it doesn't need much care.
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