Creepers, climbers or vines / A climbing habit has evolved independently in several plant families, using many different climbing methods. Some plants climb by twining their stems around a support (morning glories), others climb by way of clinging roots (ivy), with twining petioles (Clematis), or using tendrils, which can be specialized shoots, leaves or even inflorescences. Climbers can be trained over walls, pergolas, fences etc. Some climbers climb by themselves and others need work, such as tying them in and training them.
Ficus pumila or Tckey Creeper can attach itself to any porous surface and is an aggressive and beautiful vine. It climbs vertical surfaces and is also well-suited for use as a ground cover, in topiaries or hanging baskets. Evergreen useful as a cover for unattractive [...]
Jasminum polyanthum, also known as Pink Jasmine (or White Jasmine), is an evergreen twining climber from China. It produces an abundance of pink flower buds in late winter and early spring, followed by fragrant five-petalled star-like white flowers which are about 2 cm in diameter. It has compound leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets which are dark green on the upper surface [...]
Native to southeastern Brazil, Mandevilla splendens is an ornamental vine enjoyed as a garden plant in mild climate areas around the world. Mandevilla splendens is an evergreen creeper which climbs by twining and can grow to 3 metres high. It has wide green leaves of elliptical or rectangular shape which grow to 20 cm long. The flowers are pink or white with yellow [...]
Star jasmine is a woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which (may) turn bronze in winter. From mid to late summer, pure white, fragrant flowers are produced. It can be grown against a wall in milder climates or in a greenhouse or conservatory in areas prone to severe frosts. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with protection from [...]
A marvelous cultivar of Star Jasmine that features bright green, white and pink leaves. Fragrant, small white flowers cover this mounding compact plant in late spring to autumn. Ideal as a hardy ground cover for its year long interesting foliage. Evergreen and hardy, and loves to grow in light to deep [...]