Trumpet vine thrives in hot, sunny spots. Provide at least 6-8 hours of direct southern or western sun exposure along walls. Allow plenty of vertical room for growth up to 40 feet.
Masses of pink, crimson, or snowy white blooms unleash cottage garden appeal on walls from May to September when red valerian is in flower. Site this leggy plant low on the wall in full sun to part shade so its elongated stems don’t flop about unattractively.
Cheery yellow trumpet-shaped blooms herald spring’s arrival when they emerge against stone walls and garden paths from this Southern European native. Yellow corydalis flourishes snuggled into the crevices of stone walls where cool conditions prevail.
With its trailing stems and chartreuse leaves, creeping jenny creates a relaxed cascading effect down garden walls. Its golden-yellow blooms provide a pop of color that complements the foliage.