The Best Climbing Plants
Heads up! Designer P. Allen Smith uses gorgeous climbers to take gardening to a higher level.
(Ipomoea alba), annual from Zone 9 to more northern zones
This relative of morning glory is a twining vine, bearing fragrant 5-inch-wide blooms that open at dusk. It covers fences, trellises, arches, and arbors with a dense layer of attractive foliage in a single season. It's especially dramatic framing doors and walls.
GLOSSARY: Twining vines ascend by encircling supports. Give them their best form by manually training new growth around vertical supports.
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