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The Best Plants for Your Fence

Vinyl Fences

Know the best climbing/bordering plants to use near your fence.

Albaugh and Sons installed your perfect fence. It wraps around your home in a way that accentuates your aesthetic and keeps your family safe. The neighbors have been over to compliment the new addition to your home and you watch from the kitchen with more peace of mind as your children play outside. You’re happy with this decision and pleased with the work done, but there’s something else that would make this fence even better: Flowers.

Whether you’re looking for plants to border your fence or climb up it, consider all of the different types before you head to your local greenery.

Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)

This one is low maintenance. If you’re looking to plant your flowers and let them do the work, the cross vine is for you. The cross vine enjoys the sun to grow its trumpet-shaped blossoms in groups of 2 to 5. It grows happily in most soil conditions and doesn’t require a lot of additional support. The cross vine uses the claws at the end of its tendrils to cling to any fencing material.

Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

The CJ runs in the same family as the cross vine. It’s a hardy perennial climbing vine virtually indestructible. CJ climbs over fences and walls easily and quickly. The bright yellow blossom blooms beautifully next to its bright red berries.

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

The trumpet is the more fickle of the bunch, but once they get growing, they grow beautifully. The trumpet honeysuckle loves to grow on fences, but will need some support at first. You can show your support for their growth with stakes and cross ropes.

Butterfly Rainbow (Coneflower)

As a bordering plant, the butterfly rainbow flower is a beautiful, simple option. They are among one of the easiest flowers to grow in Maryland. They grow up to 18 inches and hold a long-lasting bloom. While they do well in the sun, they can also tolerate drought once they’ve established their roots.

Jeana (Phlox paniculata)

This lightly scented, purple wonder is a butterfly magnet. If you’re looking to create the illusion that you live in a paradise, look no further than this American native plant where gently floating Monarch’s habitually land.


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