Climbing plants by flower colour
Many gardeners grow climbers for their beautiful flowers, available in a wide range of colours spanning reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, blues, creams and whites. Some types of climbers are naturally associated with blooms of a particular colour – such as the stunning long racemes of pale purple-blue flowers of wisteria, produced in abundance in spring and early summer. While others such as clematis boast their distinctive blooms in a broad palette of vibrant and pastel shades. Climbing plants are highly versatile, bringing fabulous colour, interest and sometimes – depending on the variety – fragrance to your outdoor space on a modest footprint. They are excellent for covering walls, fences, trellis, unsightly features or pergolas, or even to clamber over natural supports such as conifer trees, bushes and shrubs. Some climbers such as clematis, honeysuckle and wisteria, twine around a support structure of wires, trellis or poles, while others such as Ivy, Campsis and passion flower actually self-cling to their climbing surface.