Climbing plants
 
for flowerbeds or deep containers

Check the details when you buy and pick appropriate plants for your situation

Key: Common name

Species & 'Variety'

Flowering season

Prune to desired size

Full sun

No trellis or support required

Common ivy

e.g. Hedera helix  ‘Glacier’; ‘Goldchild’; 'Oro di Bogliasco', Oct-Nov

Climbing hydrangea

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris, Jun-Aug (not suitable for containers)

Plants that need tying to trellis / support

Clematis

Lots to pick from e.g. Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'; Clematis 'Frankie'; Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'; Clematis macropetala 'Lagoon'; Clematis 'Freda', various flowering periods

Honeysuckle

e.g. Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica', May-Jun; Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas', Jul-Sept

Common white jasmine

Jasminum officinale, Jun-Aug

Winter jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum, Jan-Mar

Part sun/part shade

No trellis or support required

Common ivy

e.g. Hedera helix ‘Glacier’; ‘Goldchild’; 'Oro di Bogliasco', Oct-Nov

 

Climbing hydrangea

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris, Jun-Aug (not suitable for containers)

Plants that need tying to trellis / support

Clematis

Lots to pick from e.g. Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream'; Clematis 'Frankie'; Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'; Clematis macropetala 'Lagoon'; Clematis 'Freda', various flowering periods

 

Honeysuckle

e.g. Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica', May-Jun; Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas', Jul-Sept

Winter jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum, Jan-Mar

Shade

No trellis or support required

Common ivy

e.g. Hedera helix ‘Glacier’; ‘Goldchild’; 'Oro di Bogliasco', Oct-Nov

Climbing hydrangea

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris, Jun-Aug (not suitable for containers)

Plants that need tying to trellis / support

Clematis

e.g.Clematis ‘Elizabeth’, Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’, various flowering periods

Honeysuckle

e.g. Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas', Jul-Sept