List of Vines With Yellow Flowers

Vines are among the most elastic of plants. Most tolerate a range of growing conditions and even thrive on neglect. When choosing a vine, consider size and speed of growth. Some vines grow rampantly in warm, mild neighborhoods, demanding constant pruning to keep them in bounds. Select a moderate grower should youn’t have enough time to maintain more vigorous varieties.

Vines for Complete Sun

Golden Tiara clematis (Clematis tangutica) blooms best in full sun, though it tolerates partial shade. It produces large, exotic yellow flowers from late summer to fall, when most vines have petered out. Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) also tolerates shade, but thrives in full sun. This plant grows rapidly to 30 feet and produces yellow trumpet-shaped blossoms from late summer to fall. Trumpet creeper attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Both are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9.

Vines for Color

Most vines bloom best in full sun, but some tolerate partial to deep shade. For the shady garden, try Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), that grows rapidly to 30 feet and produces fragrant white flowers which fade to yellow. Nugget hops (Humulus lupulus) tolerates both sun and shade. This plant grows up to 30 feet and produces yellow cone-like flowers in spring through the summer. Exotic Winter jasmine (J. nudiflorum) produces yellow flowers in late fall to winter. All are hardy in USDA zones 5 through at least 8. Japanese honeysuckle is hardy to zone 9.

Annual Vines

Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) is hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11 only, where it’s an evergreen plant which blooms the majority of the year. In zones 8 and 9, it’s best grown as a tender annual. The plant produces large, cheery flowers with dark brown or black centres. Spanish flag (Mina lobata) is an annual vine with spikes of flag-like flowers in the fall. The flowers are originally scarlet, but fade to orange and then yellow. Moonflower (Ipomoea) is a fast-growing vine handled as a perennial in zones 9 and 10. It produces large white, yellow or cream flowers which bloom only at night.

Unusual Vines

Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a member of the cucurbit family members and is hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11 only. It produces showy yellow flowers followed by edible fruit. As the fruit matures, it splits open to reveal bright red pulp.

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