Feel like your pergola looks plain and unadorned? These climbing plants and vines thrive on Texas soil.
If your pergola is located in an area where it will get a full sun, a trumpet vine is one of the best vines to plant. It grows up to 15 to 20 feet and can Another great thing about the trumpet vine is that it is native to Texas so you’re sure it will thrive spread as far as 8 feet. It blooms red orange flowers during summer, attracting birds and hummingbirds. This Texas native vine also grows faster than most vines.
Another vine with red orange blooms is the cross vine. This vine is best for pergolas which gets partial shade throughout the day. The good thing about the cross vine is that it is evergreen so you’re assured your pergola will have a lovely cover all-year round. This twining vine blooms in spring and attracts hummingbirds.
Also known as Scarlet Clematis, this next vine only needs its roots in the cool shade to thrive. Its red or pink bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring and summer inviting all the nearby butterflies and bees. It can thrive in full sun or partial shade with a low to medium water requirement. It’ll fit pergolas whose height is 8 to 10 feet.
If you’re in a much drier area, pitcher clematis is a sturdy vine known to be heat tolerant. Like the Texas Clematis, this vine also needs its roots planted in a cool shade and the foliage receiving either a full sun or partial shade. This deciduous vine sports urn-shaped purple blooms in the summer and attracts butterflies and bees.
The perfect plant to prevent erosion, this vine is best planted when you have an uneven landscape. This vine also grows well on trellises and fences. Planting this evergreen vine needs careful consideration as all parts of this plant is poisonous—even its yellow flowers.