The fragrance of honeysuckle, particularly heady at dusk, encourages anyone passing through to pause a while to survey the view beyond.
Evergreen in mild areas, the fast-growing Solanum crispum (‘Glasnevin’) provides a lovely summer display of flowers.
Clematis climb using tendrils that twine around posts, or other plants. Here the flowers have climbed above the arch to create a wonderful blanket of color.
From late summer to autumn, the sun-loving deciduous climber Campsis x tagliabuana produces interesting orange-pink trumpet-shaped flowers.
A strong framework, such as that of this solidly built pergola, is needed to support the weight of the elegant, but vigorous, wisteria.
The twining annual Ipomoea tricolor ‘Heavenly Blue’ has a superb flower display from summer to autumn.
A simple arbor is brightened and covered quickly by the fast-growing golden hops (Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’).
The large, wonderful, velvety purple flowers of this sun-loving clematis ‘Jackmanii’ appear in summer.
Although slow to establish, this shade-tolerant climber becomes vigorous. Its lace-like flower caps appear in summer.
Yellow Variegated Ivy
Like all ivies, ‘Goldheart’ is shade tolerant. It adds a splash of color to the dullest corners.
The lovely white Wisteria floribunda (‘Alba’) flowers in spring. Give it plenty of space, since the plant is extremely vigorous.
The unmistakable scent of their starry flowers makes jasmine a popular choice, particularly for growing on pergolas over seating areas.
Also known as grandiflora, Clematis montana is a very vigorous climber that produces an abundance of white flowers in spring.
Fluffy seedheads follow the yellow autumn flowers of Clematis tangutica and provide a welcome extra dimension late in the season.