As a gardening enthusiast I love to have variety of plants in my garden such as vegetables, flowers, herbs, foliage, trees etc. However having climbing plants in the garden not only add beauty but those climbing plants which produces flower, fills our garden with healing aroma.

Specially, adding them at the entrances and around fences, results in creating an alluring landscape. From this ultimate guide on climbing plants, you will get list of 11 such plants.

What are Climbing Plants?

Those plants whose stems are thin, long, and can climb upwards either by support or through special plant structures like tendrils, aerial roots etc. Not all vines are climbers, but they can also be creepers. However most of the vines are climbers.

In tropical and sub-tropical forests around the world, 25% of the plant biodiversity are climbing plants. So, let’s start knowing 11 names of such plants that you can have in your garden.

List Of Climbing Plants

Climbing Rose

Rose plants are famous worldwide for their alluring flowers and fragrance. However, you will be surprised to know that rose varieties such as Altissimo, American beauty, Dublin Bay, Iceberg, Peace, etc. are wonderful climbers.

Climbing Rose, Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash

Under direct sunlight, planted in well drained, loamy soil rich in organic matter climbing roses can grow and blossom very well. Moreover they do not need frequent watering, although keep pruning old and diseased branches to keep your plant healthy.

Passion Flower

Passion flower or Krishna Kamal is a popular flowering vine that is popular for its spiritual importance. If you are living in tropical to sub-tropical climate then you must have this plant in your garden.

passion flower vine
Krishna Kamal, Photo by Tevei Renvoyé on Unsplash

From spring to fall, passion flower vine will fill your garden with beautiful blooms. This plant spreads rapidly during summer months but goes under dormancy during harsh winters.

Orange Flame Vine

This wonderful draught tolerant winter flowering vine will fill your garden with yellow to orange coloured blooms from mid January to the beginning of summers. Plant orange flame vines under direct to partial shade sunlight to get heavy blooming.

orange flame vine
Orange Flame Vine, Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Pruning once in a year is necessary (after blooming season) to remove all dead and diseased branches. Moreover you can even propagate them by layering suckers.

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Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

It is one of the most famous climbing plant with large purple blooms for garden in the world. Clematis ‘Jacmanii’ can grow well under direct sunlight and in well drained, fertile soil.

clematis jackmanii
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’, Photo by Maddy Weiss on Unsplash

However it can also survive in partial shade sunlight. Keep the soil moist for healthy growth of this plant as dryness can cause damage.

Rangoon Creeper

Blooms from spring to the end of summers, and spreads rapidly during summers. Rangoon creeper is a hardy creeping plant that you can have alongside a wall or a trailing structure. You can find this beautiful plant easily in tropical to sub-tropical climate.

rangoon creeper
Rangoon Creeper, Image by hartono subagio from Pixabay

During winters, plant goes under dormancy, and again continues its growth with the onset of spring. You can even find variation in petals, they can have single to multilayer petals.


If you want to create luscious green appearance, then Monstera can be a perfect plant for fulfilling your wish. However, they love to grow under bright filtered sunlight. So you will select a location where there is no direct sunlight throughout the day.

Monstera, Photo by Scott Webb

If you plant a monstera, alongside a wall, then it will automatically climb upwards with the help of its roots. For luscious green appearance and healthy growth of the plant keep misting time to time, as Monstera love humidity.


Pothos is one of the easiest plant to grow that spreads rapidly and love bright indirect sunlight throughout the day. There are lots of varieties of pothos that you can grow in your garden.

pothos plant
Pothos Plant, Photo by Afif Kusuma

Also it doesn’t require much fertilizers, hence adding nitrogen rich fertilizer once after every 60 days is sufficient to maintain good growth. So if you are looking for plants that can create luscious green appearance in indoor garden then pothos can be a good choice.


Also known as Heart Leaved Moonseed or Gudduchi is a fast growing herbaceous vine that you can easily grow in your garden. Moreover, you do not have to worry much about caring of giloy plant.

giloy plant
Giloy Plant, Image by Tanuj Handa from Pixabay

They starts spreading their vines with the onset of spring and will literally climb on any structure present nearby. This plant also have medicinal value, therefore adding giloy in garden can gift you with health benefits.

Morning Glory

They are perennial flowering vine that you can grow in tropical to sub-tropical climate. However, in temperate climate you can grow them as annuals. Morning glory blooms only during morning hours and flower shades vary from white, red, pink, to purple in colour.

morning glory vine
Morning Glory, Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

If you have this plant in your garden then you can also prepare bio-pesticide aagneyastra by using leaves of Morning glory.

Bengal Clock Vine

It is one of the prettiest climbers that is also known as Sky vine, Neel latha, or Indian sky flower. If you are looking for climbing plants for trailing over arches, pergolas, or arbours then Bengal clock vine could be a wonderful option.

bengal clock vine
Bengal Clock Vine, Image by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay

You can plant them under direct to partial shade sunlight, and keep the soil little moist to grow them properly.

Bleeding Heart Vine

It is herbaceous perennial flowering vine that can grow up to 15 feet long and can spread up to 4 to 5 feet wide. Flowers of bleeding heart vine are known to attract butterflies in the garden. Hence this climbing plant will also help to promote natural pollination in the garden.

bleeding heart vine
Bleeding Heart Vine, Image by manseok Kim from Pixabay

It will continue flowering from spring to end summer season but goes under dormancy during winters. Partial shade sunlight and moderate watering is good for bleeding heart vine.

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