18 Valuable Vines
Choose the right vine for your garden to cover a wall, trellis or porch.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe leaves of Carolina jessamine are shiny and light green on long, wiry branches that will cascade and swing in the wind.
The spring-flowering Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a twining evergreen or semi-evergreen vine that climbs 10 to 20 feet on a trellis, arbor or wall. The fragrant tubular flowers are vibrant yellow and one to two inches long. Wind- and drought-tolerant. Noted species include swamp jessamine (G. rankinii) and cultivars include 'Margarita' and 'Pride of Augusta' ('Plena'). USDA Zones 6 to 10 (11).