Annual Flowering Vines of the World
Annual flowering vines are very inexpensive, simple to grow and very rewarding, giving masses of blooms throughout
the summer until October frosts. We have selected seeds that quickly germinate and grow to their
full potential of 3 feet to 20 feet, depending upon the variety, when planted in a sunny or part sun location. If you wish
to get a jump on the growing season, the seeds can also be sown inside in small peat pots in May.Then in June,
when the young plants have begun to grow, plant the seedlings in their peat pots outside.
Black Eyed Susan Vine
First introduced to Canada
in the 1820's, this 6 foot vine is named after its yellow daisy shaped flowers with blalck centers. A native of
Africa, its flowers can also be white or orange. A great plant for hanging baskets, containers, or in the garden on a small
trellis. This vine grows well in a part sun location. For quick germination, allow the seeds to soak in water
overnight. It can also be grown as a perrenial plant throughout the year as a houseplant in a sunny window since many
of the flowering vines are actually perennials in their native tropical habitat.
Canary Bird Vine
This 10 foot vine is related to Nasturtiums , and originated in Peru and Chile. It has unusually shaped, fringed,
bright yellow flowers that look like little orchids. Its 5 foot lobed leaves are also attractive. A rapid grower,
it can quickly cover a trellis, fence or arbour. It flowers best in a location with light shade at midday in soil
that is not over fertilized. A famous garden writer in the late 19th century considered it to be "almost unrivalled
for elegance among creepers."
This 15 foot vine from central South America became popular
in the 1800's, and soon became all the rage in Victorian England. It is covered with 1 1/2 inch long trumpet shaped
cardinal red flowers that are irresistible to hummingbirds. The plant also has beautiful palm shaped
leaves which turn a darker green colour, with a light red blush in the fall.
Cup and Saucer Vine
A native of Mexico, this beautiful 16 foot vine's Latin
name is Cobaea Scandens, named after Father Coba, a Jesuit naturalist in the 1700's. Its common name is based on its 2 inch long cup shaped flowers that sit on green saucer like foliage. In the fall, the leaves of this
plant turn a lovely maroon colour and the flowers give off a honey scent. The fast growing plant enjoys a sunny location
in rich soil. When planting seeds, begin indoors. Soak the flat seeds in water overnight and sow seeds on edge, lightly
covered with soil. Germination may take two weeks . but it is well work waiting for this unique plant. When ordering,
request either the Purple Cup Cobaea or the White Cup Cobaea, or if you wish, try both.
This beautiful native of Brazil was introduced to Europe
way back in 1629. It will grow to 15 feet with twining stems and leaves that look feathery or fern-like. It produces
masses of five pointed 1 1/2 inch white flowers, that open up in the evening and in dappled shaade. This plant grows
and blooms well in a part sun location. Soak seeds overnight in water for quick germination.
Also called "Mina Lobata", this fast growing
vine from Central America can reach 12 feet or more. The 2 inch reddish orange tubular flowers grow in clusters of 6
to 10. In late summer the flowers turn yellow and white. Like many of the annual flowering vines we feature, it
grows well on a trellis, fence or even a hanging basket.
Also called Hyacinth Bean Vine
-Fast growing flowering vine up to 8 feet
-Will grow in part shade
-Has purple flowers that
Attractive purple pea pods.
Moon Flower Vine
-A fragrant flowering
Up to 10 feet
-Plant has attractive heart shaped leaves
-Has large white Morning Glory shaped
that bloom at night.
also called Black Eyed Susan vine
-Blooms early until frost
=Up to 6 feet
=Flowers come in orange, yellow and
white with a black eye in the middle.
MORNING GLORY VINES
An easy to grow, spectacular looking 6 feet tall climber. The gorgeous flowers are white mixed with pink, blue
and purple stripes.
The deep crimson-red wine coloured flowers with contrasting white throats, make this plant absolutely stunning.
It was first introduced to North America in 1940. Numerous 3 inch long blooms cover this fast growing 12 foot long vine.
A very attractive 10 feet tall climber with creamy white and light blue flowers highlighted with
purple veins and a white throat.
fast growing twining vine with heart-shaped leaves. The 4 inch long flowers are marbled throughout with white and purble-blue
markings and a pale yellow centre. the plant will grow to 12 feet in height. This Morning Glory first flew into Canadian
gardens in 1960.
This fast growing 15 foot vine is named after John Ott of St. Lucas, Iowa. All his life, he preserved
this wonderful vine by regrowing the seeds each year. The 3 1/2 inch flowers are a deep velvety purple with red throats
and dark lines radiating out that seems to make the flowers glow.
Introduced in the 1930's, this 10 foot vine is one of the most popular Morning glories. This is so because
of its early blooms and its gorgeous 4 inch long sky blue flowers, which keep the show going throughout the growing season.
Sometimes called by the name Mixed Colours, this very old variety grows to 7 feet, making
it ideal for hanging baskets and window box displays. These smaller funnel shaped flowers come in beautiful pastel colours
in shades of pink, white, mauve and purple. All of the Mixed colours also have white centers.
La Vie En Rose
A 10 foot
tall vine with a blend of pale pinks and light to deep rose coloured blooms. The flowers are gently brushed with a white centre.
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