2021

RSF Perennial Vine List

Actinidia Kiwi Issai Vine 12-20′ Vigorous twining vine needs no pollenizer plant to produce an abundance of small, delicious smooth-skinned fruit. This climber offers glossy foliage and fragrant white blooms in early summer, making it a showy landscape specimen. Attractive on arbor or trellis. sun to part sun
Akebia quinata Chocolate Vine 20-40′ A perennial that is sometimes vigorous to a fault.  The chocolate vine gets its moniker from the rich purplish-brown blooms that smother the vine, and from the delicate chocolate scent of the flowers. Chocolate-scented flowers are unusual, especially in the form of hardy perennials, so this one attribute may endear you to this flowering vine. sun to part shade
Ampelopsis brevipeduncuta Elegans – var Procelian vine 15-20′  a vigorous, woody, deciduous, tendril-climbing vine which is somewhat similar in habit to wild grape vines. Features mostly 3-lobed, deep green leaves (to 5″ long). Clusters of non-showy, greenish flowers appear in the leaf axils in July. Flowers give way in fall to showy clusters of rounded-to-oval, pale lilac-blue fruits  which mature to brighter and deeper shades of amethyst to porcelain blue. part sun to shade
Campsis radicans Flamenco Trumpet Vine 30′ With vibrant orange-red, trumpet-shaped blooms from midsummer to frost and a climbing habit reaching up to 30′ tall, Flamenco is definitely a star performer! Eye-catching 3″ blooms in terminal clusters shine against a backdrop of glossy green foliage, making an excellent screen as it climbs trellises, arbors and fences. full to part sun
 Humulus lupulus Cascade, Hops Flowers, citrus & spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Very popular hop among craft brewers.  Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters. full to part sun
 Humulus lupulus Nugget, Hops 20-25′  Large leaves look pretty against a fence or trellis. Produces pale yellow hops that give home brews authentic Old World flavor.  Strong.  Herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry.   All Ales & Stout. full to part sun
Lathyrus latifolius Sweet Pea Vine 4-5′ This everlasting pea bears delicate masses of blooms in pinks, soft whites and mauves. This perennial sweet pea flowers right through the summer, from June to September and dies back each winter, unlike the annual varieties of sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) it does not have a scent. Despite this, it makes a great cut flower. full sun to part shade
Lonicera Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle 10-12′ Grow your own vertical garden, create a lush oasis of privacy, transform an ugly fence into a flowering trellis with ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ honeysuckle (Lonicera brownii). This non-invasive honeysuckle vine quickly covers fences, trellises, railings, mailboxes, and more with handsome foliage and hundreds of colorful flowers. full sun
Lonicera Goldflame Honeysuckle 10-20′ Excellent vine cover for fences, trellises, arbors. Purple to deep pink buds open to golden yellow tubular flowers that are bright pink outside. Hummingbirds love the flowers. Semi-evergreen, deciduous in colder areas. Sun to part sun
Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler Honeysuckle 6-10′ Bring on the hummingbirds!  A blanket of tubular, reddish orange flowers from late spring through summer. Later, the red berries attract goldfinches & robins. Native species,  both carefree and non-invasive. They bloom on the previous year’s growth as well as new growth. Regular pruning is not required—any pruning to shape the vine can be done once flowering is over for the season. Do provide a trellis, fence, or post with wire grid for support.  Blooms June-August. sun to part sun
Lonicera periclyenum Scentsation Honeysuckle 7-10′ Aa very showy vine with extremely fragrant yellow flowers blooms from mid-spring to late summer, followed by bright red berries. This floriferous honeysuckle has a very long bloom time, and a wonderful addition to summer gardens. Train up a trellis or fence. Not invasive. sun to part sun
Polygonum aubertii Silver Lace Vine 20′ one season If you’ve got a lot of space to cover fast & you need something that will grow & bloom in both sun and shade? Silverlace Vine reaches 12 to 15 feet long in a season & from midsummer until fall is covered withtiny 1/4-inch white flowers.  Within two years it will completely cover most supports — arbors, large trellises, pergolas, & more! Silverlace does not damage the surface to which it clings.  sun to part sun
Wisteria Blue Moon Wisteria 25′ The lilac-blue flowers are large, showy, and held in foot-long racemes in enormous grapelike clusters. The fragrance is sweet, intense, habit-forming. Vigorous, quick to grow, and tirelessly floriferous, this wisteria blooms three times a year, fragrantly flowering from early summer until fall defers to winter. Cold-hardy to -40¦F with no loss of flowering ability.  sun to part sun