The sweet scent of the lavender flowers fills the lawn, as the vines clamber overhead to shade you from the hot sun. Selecting a perennial vine with just the right shade of lavender flowers to match your garden’s colour scheme is comparatively simple, whether you’re looking for a groundcover or a climbing vine that happily covers a wall or pergola.
Cover Up That Dirt
The fleshy stems of this wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) spread over the ground in warm gardens of U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. Often grown as a houseplant in cooler climates, the wandering Jew features silver and purple leaves and purple to purple blossoms. Another perennial vine used as a groundcover is periwinkle (Vinca minor), also known as lesser periwinkle and creeping myrtle. The profuse lavender blue flowers cover the short vines and glossy green leaves in spring. Periwinkle thrives in USDA zones 4 through 9. Plant with caution, as it might spread aggressively to other areas of the garden and in the nearby habitat.
The vigorous 6- to 8-foot vines of this passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), also known as maypop, contain white and lavender flowers from July through September. The green fruits are enjoyed fresh or made into jelly. Passionflower vines thrive in USDA zones 5 through 9. While technically raspberries are brambles, or shrubs with canelike branches, they are generally thought of as vines and may be trained to grow on a trellis. Hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8, the purple-flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) is a virtually thornless ornamental variety grown for its 2-inch rosy lavender or purple blossoms. While the fruits are dry and crumbly, they’re edible, making the plant the right choice for a child-friendly garden.
Native to the Americas
Native to South America, the ornamental sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a tender perennial that thrives in USA zones 9 through 11. Grown mostly for its foliage, it sometimes creates inconspicuous lavender flowers. Another Ipomoea, that is native to Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico, is the glades morning glory (Ipomoea sagittata). Hardy in USDA zones 8a through 11, the glades morning glory is a salt-tolerant species which creates pinkish-lavender flowers. The scaling Carolina aster (Ampelaster carolinianus) is another North American native. The sweet scent of this daisylike lavender blossoms fills the garden in the October through November. Hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8, the vines thrive in gardens across the South, from North Carolina to Florida.
Large, Lovely and Lavender
When most Branches develop anywhere from a foot or two around ten feet, a few species are monsters which happily clamber over hillsides, pergolas and buildings. The blue trumpet vine (Thunbergia grandiflora) with its lavender blue flowers is among the smaller, together with vines that only develop 15 to 30 feet long. This tender perennial thrives in USDA zones 8 through 11 and is grown as an annual in colder climates. The Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), together with Terrain extending 30 feet or more, grows vigorously over any supporting surface. Hardy in USDA zones 5 through 8, it needs a sturdy support because of its large vines. The lavender, blue, pink or pink flowers attract hummingbirds to the garden.