26 Vines with Red Flowers to Add Color to Your Garden

Best Red Vine Plants for Garden

One of the latest trends in urban gardening is creating living walls using vining plants. If you want to take your living wall to the next level, why not use red vining plants to add visual impact to your green wall?

We’ve listed the 26 best red-flowering vines you can choose from and some tips on using them in your garden. Read on to learn more about them!

1. Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea)

Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea)
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Scientific NameLapageria rosea
Common NameChilean Bellflower
FamilyPhilesiaceae
LightPartial shade to full sun
SoilWell-drained, acidic soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateSlow to moderate
MaintenanceLow
Use/sVertical accent, ground cover

The Chilean Bellflower is an evergreen vine native to the rainforests of Chile and is also the national flower of Chile. This vine is known for its large, elongated, bell-shaped flowers that can grow up to 4 inches in diameter. 

The Chilean Bellflower has a climbing growth habit, leathery, dark green leaves and woody stems that grow up to 20 feet long. This beautiful vine is best used as a vertical accent plant, a ground cover, or to cover a fence or living wall.

2. Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea × multifida)

Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea × multifida)
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Scientific NameIpomoea × multifida
Common NameCardinal Climber
FamilyConvolvulaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Cardinal Climber is a fast-growing vine native to Central and South America. It’s grown for its vibrant red trumpet-shaped flowers that can grow up to 2 inches in diameter. 

It also has deeply divided leaves, resembling those of the maidenhair fern, and twining stems that can grow up to 15 feet long. We recommend using it as a vertical accent plant, a ground cover, or to cover a fence or living walls.

3. Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens L.)

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens L.)
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Scientific NameLonicera sempervirens L.
Common NameCoral Honeysuckle
FamilyCaprifoliaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

Coral Honeysuckle is a twining vine native to the eastern United States. Its bright red, tubular flowers can grow up to two inches long and attract hummingbirds and butterflies in wildlife gardens.

This vine produces fragrant flowers in clusters. It also has woody stems that can grow up to 20 feet long, perfect as a vertical accent plant, a ground cover, or to cover a fence or wall in gardens.

4. Rouge Cardinal (Clematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’)

Rouge Cardinal (Clematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’)
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Scientific NameClematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’
Common NameClematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’
FamilyRanunculaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Rouge Cardinal is a clematis plant cultivar known for its large, crimson red flowers and as a vigorous climber that can grow up to 15 feet tall. The flowers are four to six inches in diameter with four velvety sepals and creamy yellow stamens in the center. 

The plant also has trifoliate dark green leaves and thick woody stems. It’s best used to cover fences, trellises or walls and makes a good choice for wildlife gardens since it attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

5. Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba)

Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba)
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Scientific NameGloriosa superba
Common NameFlame Lily
FamilyColchicaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height2-6 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Flame Lily is a herbaceous vine native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa. It’s famous for its bright red showy flowers with six wavy-edged tepals that are reflexed, making them look like a star from afar. 

It also has lance-shaped leaves tipped with tendrils that allow the plant to climb and slender green stems that grow up to 4 meters long. This vine can cover a trellis or fence or be a container plant, especially for tropical and subtropical gardens.

6. Dwarf Red Jane Vine (Camptosema spectabile)

Dwarf Red Jane Vine (Camptosema spectabile)
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Scientific NameCamptosema spectabile
Common NameDwarf Red Jane Vine
FamilyFabaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height3-6 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

Dwarf Red Jane Vine is a red flowering vine native to Brazil. It’s sought for its long, cascading chains of bright red tubular-shaped flowers that effectively attract pollinators to gardens. 

It also has compound and pinnately divided leaves and a compact growth habit, making it a good choice for smaller gardens. The Dwarf Red Jane is best used as a vertical accent plant, a ground cover, or to cover a fence or green walls in gardens.

7. Passion Flower (Passiflora racemosa)

Passion Flower (Passiflora racemosa)
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Scientific NamePassiflora racemosa
Common NamePassion Flower
FamilyPassifloraceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Passion Flower plant is an exotic vine native to Brazil. It’s famous for its unique large red flowers, typically 4 to 6 inches in diameter, with its center filled with a complex corona with several filaments. 

It also has trifoliate dark green leaves and twining stems that can grow up to 20 feet long. You can add them to your garden as a vertical accent plant, a ground cover, or to cover a fence or wall.

8. Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)
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Scientific NameAeschynanthus radicans
Common NameLipstick Plant
FamilyGesneriaceae
LightPartial shade to full shade
SoilWell-drained, moist soil
Height1-3 feet
Growth RateSlow to moderate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sHanging basket, terrarium, or houseplant

The Lipstick Plant is another beautiful red vining plant native to Southeast Asia. It’s known for its bright red tubular flowers that look like lipstick tubes and effectively attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.

Lipstick Plant leaves are glossy dark green, trailing stems up to 3 feet long. They’re best used as a ground cover, a hanging basket, or a container plant because of their compact growth habit.

9. Red Bauhinia (Bauhinia variegata)

Red Bauhinia (Bauhinia variegata)
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Scientific NameBauhinia variegata
Common NameRed Bauhinia
FamilyFabaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sSmall tree, shrub, or vine

The Red Bauhinia is a flowering shrub native to Africa. It has unique heart-shaped leaves and bright red five-petalled flowers that grow up to three inches in diameter.

Red Bauhinia leaves are deeply bilobed, resembling a cow’s hooves, while its woody stems can reach up to 15 feet and grow in a dense, bushy growth habit. You can use this plant as a hedge, shrubbery, specimen plant or cover for trellises, fences or walls.

10. Rangoon Creeper (Combretum indicum)

Rangoon Creeper (Combretum indicum)
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Scientific NameCombretum indicum
Common NameRangoon Creeper
FamilyCombretaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Rangoon Creeper is a climbing vine native to tropical Asia. It’s known for its fragrant, tubular-shaped flowers that change from white to pink to red as they grow. 

The Rangoon Creeper also has glossy, oblong-shaped leaves and twining, woody stems that can grow up to 80 feet long. They’re a popular ornamental plant, especially g fences, walls, and trellises.

11. Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata L.)

Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata L.)
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Scientific NameBignonia capreolata L.
Common NameCrossvine
FamilyBignoniaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

Crossvine is a red flowering vine native to the southeastern United States. It produces clusters of bright red trumpet-shaped flowers that are typically 2-3 inches long.

Crossvine also has compound and pinnately-divided leaves and woody stems that can grow up to 50 feet long. Because of their twining growth habit, they make great vertical accent plants and groundcovers to attract pollinators to the garden.

12. Red Bougainvillea Vine (Bougainvillea spectabilis)

Red Bougainvillea Vine (Bougainvillea spectabilis)
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Scientific NameBougainvillea spectabilis
Common NameRed Bougainvillea Vine
FamilyNyctaginaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Bougainvillea Vine is a tropical vine native to South America. It’s famous for its bright red bracts, commonly mistaken for flowers. 

This plant also has heart-shaped dark green leaves and woody stems that can reach up to 30 feet long. It’s a great ornamental plant to cover fences, walls, and trellises, especially in wildlife gardens, since it can attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

13. Red Climbing Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)

Red Climbing Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)
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Scientific NameFuchsia magellanica
Common NameRed Climbing Fuchsia
FamilyOnagraceae
LightPartial shade to full shade
SoilWell-drained, moist soil
Height6-10 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

Red Climbing Fuchsia is a red flowering vine native to southern Chile and Argentina. It’s famous for its clusters of dangling, red bell-shaped flowers. 

The plant also has oval-shaped leaves and woody stems reaching 20 feet long. They’re often used to cover fences, walls, and trellises and make a great plant in wildlife gardens to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators.

14. Red Climbing Roses (Rosa santana)

Red Climbing Roses (Rosa santana)
Image: Pixels
Scientific NameRosa santana
Common NameRed Climbing Roses
FamilyRosaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Climbing Rose is a red flowering vine native to the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. It produces crimson red-colored flowers and has a vigorous climbing habit, making them an eye-catching addition to your garden.

It also has dark green, glossy leaves that give a lush appearance and beautifully contrast its red blooms. They’re perfect for vertical gardening to cover fences, walls, arches, or pergolas, adding a pop of color to your outdoor space.

15. Red Firecracker Vine (Ipomoea lobata)

Red Firecracker Vine (Ipomoea lobata)
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Scientific NameIpomoea lobata
Common NameRed Firecracker Vine
FamilyConvolvulaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

Red Firecracker is another red flowering climbing vine native to Central and South America, such as Mexico and Brazil. It’s known for its red tubular flowers that change color as they age, resembling a burst of firecrackers from afar.  

It also has palmate, deeply lobed leaves with a lush, tropical look and slender, twining stems. It’s perfect for vertical gardening to cover trellises, pergolas, or arches, or grow it in containers for your balconies or patios. 

16. Red Flowering Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit L.)

Red Flowering Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit L.)
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Scientific NameIpomoea quamoclit L.
Common NameRed Flowering Cypress Vine
FamilyConvolvulaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Flowering Cypress Vine is an annual native to tropical regions of the Americas, including Central and South America. This climbing vine is widely cultivated for its attractive, vibrant red flowers and fern-like leaves. 

On the other hand, its leaves resemble the cypress tree, giving that plant an overall airy and light appearance. It’s a fast-growing, climbing vine, making it suitable for vertical gardening and providing an elegant display on trellises, fences, or arbors.

17. Red Iochroma (Iochroma fuchsioides) 

Red Iochroma (Iochroma fuchsioides) 
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Scientific NameIochroma fuchsioides
Common NameRed Iochroma
FamilySolanaceae
LightPartial shade to full sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height6-10 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sHanging basket, patio plant, or shrub

The Red Iochroma is a flowering shrub native to the Andes mountains in South America, including countries like Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. It’s highly valued for its stunning red tubular flowers and attractive foliage that pollinators love.

It also has elliptical leaves that create a lovely backdrop against the vibrant red flowers. It’s an excellent choice for ornamental gardening and can be used as a focal point in flower beds, an attractive border plant, or a container plant on patios or decks. 

18. Red Mandevilla Vine (Mandevilla sanderi)

Red Mandevilla Vine (Mandevilla sanderi)
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Scientific NameMandevilla sanderi
Common NameRed Mandevilla Vine
FamilyApocynaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Mandevilla is a red climbing vine indigenous to Brazil and South America. They’re widely cultivated for their large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped red flowers.

It also has glossy, lance-shaped leaves, providing an elegant backdrop to the striking red flowers. You can grow them in containers, hanging baskets, or as a ground cover to achieve that tropical ambiance in your garden. 

19. Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea L.)

Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea L.)
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Scientific NameIpomoea coccinea L.
Common NameRed Morning Glory
FamilyConvolvulaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Morning Glory is a fast-growing, red-flowering vine native to tropical regions of the Americas, including Mexico and Central America. It’s well-known for its bright red, funnel-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

It also has twining stems, allowing the vine to climb and cling to support structures for vertical growth. Because of their fast-growing climbing habit, they’re perfect for covering fences, arbors, trellises, or any structure that benefits from a vibrant floral display.

20. Red Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

Red Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
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Scientific NameCampsis radicans
Common NameRed Trumpet Vine
FamilyBignoniaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Trumpet Vine is a woody vine native to the southeastern United States and parts of Mexico. It’s renowned for its large, vibrant, trumpet-shaped red-orange flowers.

It also has compound leaves and strong, flexible stems. It’s best used in vertical gardening on walls, trellises, and pergolas as ground cover or in large containers. 

21. Scarlet Clematis Vine (Clematis texensis)

Scarlet Clematis Vine (Clematis texensis)
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Scientific NameClematis texensis
Common NameScarlet Clematis Vine
FamilyRanunculaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Scarlet Clematis is a perennial vine indigenous to the southern United States, particularly Texas. It’s sought-after for its striking bell-shaped, scarlet-red flowers resembling tulips. 

It also has compound leaves with individual leaflets that add a lush appearance to the plant. They’re perfect for adding a focal point on trellises, walls, or arches, growing a ground cover, or adding a carpet of red flowers in your garden. 

22. Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)

Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
Image: West Coast Seeds
Scientific NamePhaseolus coccineus
Common NameScarlet Runner Bean
FamilyFabaceae
LightFull sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height6-10 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sVegetable garden, trellis, or fence

The Scarlet Runner Bean is a perennial plant native to Mexico and Central America. It produces scarlet-red flowers, attracting pollinators like hummingbirds, bees, and edible beans.

They also have palmately compound leaves and climbing stems that can reach heights of 8 to 12 feet or more. They’re a practical addition to any garden to cover trellises, arches, or fences, or grow them in containers and add them to your vegetable gardens.

23. Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens)

Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens)
Image: Top Tropicals
Scientific NameClerodendrum splendens
Common NameFlaming Glorybower
FamilyVerbenaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-20 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Flaming Glorybower is an ornamental shrub native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia, particularly in Madagascar. It’s celebrated for its flame-like clusters of red tubular flowers. 

Its leaves are typically ovate, pointed, and green, while the stems are sturdy and upright and can reach heights of 6 to 12 feet. They make a stunning focal point in flower beds or mixed borders as a hedge or attractive screen. 

24. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Image: Wallup
Scientific NameTropaeolum majus
Common NameNasturtium
FamilyTropaeolaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height6-12 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceLow
Use/sFlower bed, border, or hanging basket

Nasturtium is a herbaceous flowering plant native to the Andes Mountains in South America, particularly in Peru and Colombia. It’s known for its vibrant and showy funnel-shaped red flowers. 

On the other hand, its leaves are shield-shaped with marbled patterns. They make great ground cover, adding color to flower beds, or cascading from containers, or can be used to attract beneficial insects and repel garden pests.

25. Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)
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Scientific NameClerodendrum thomsoniae
Common NameBleeding Heart Vine
FamilyVerbenaceae
LightPartial shade to full sun
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateFast
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Bleeding Heart Vine is a twining vine native to West Africa, particularly in countries like Cameroon and Nigeria. It’s renowned for its mesmerizing red and white flower clusters, resembling a bleeding heart. 

The leaves are glossy, opposite, and heart-shaped, while the stems are twining and climbing. They’re ideal for vertical gardens with trellises, arches, and pergolas or grown in hanging baskets, allowing the cascading flowers to showcase their unique beauty. 

26. Red Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)

Red Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)
Image: Digging in the Garden
Scientific NameClematis virginiana
Common NameRed Virgin’s Bower
FamilyRanunculaceae
LightFull sun to partial shade
SoilWell-drained soil
Height10-15 feet
Growth RateModerate
MaintenanceModerate
Use/sTrellis, fence, or wall cover

The Red Virgin’s Bower is a flowering vine native to eastern North America. It’s famous for its feathery, plume-like seed heads and small, fragrant red flowers that attract pollinators. 

They also have compound leaves that add to the lush appearance of the vine and stems that are thin, wiry, and twining. They’re great for adding vertical interest to your garden through a trellis, fence, or wall cover. 

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