11 Vines and Climbing Plants With Orange Flowers

Thinking of planting a vine with orange flowers this season, but aren't sure where to start? The good news is, there are many different vines and climbers that sport bright, beautiful, orange flowers. In this article, you'll learn all about our favorite orange flowering vines, and where they can grow.

Orange Flowering Vine Growing Outdoors

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Are you interested in planting vines with orange flowers in your garden but unsure which one to plant? The good news is, there are plenty of options if you’ve decided that a climbing vine with orange flowers is exactly what your garden needs.

Narrowing down which one to pick can be a difficult choice to make, considering there are some that grow rather aggressively depending on your geographical region. There are also some that are considered invasive, so it’s important to check your state and local guidelines before planting any new plant.

With that being said, there are several orange flowered climbers that can make a great addition to any garden space. Many of them grow quite quickly, and can act as a barrier, privacy screen, or just be added to give your garden a little extra color. Let’s take a look at our favorite flowering vines that have orange blooms!

Black-Eyed Susan Vine

Thunbergia alata
Black-Eyed Susan Vine is low maintenance, and only needs regular watering in most climates.
Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Eastern Africa
  • Plant Size: 16 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 9-10
  • Considered Invasive: Yes, in some areas

Black-eyed Susan vines are the first flowering vines on our list. This plant is famous for its dark brown center, giving it the appearance of a ‘black eye.’

Susans are picky plants regarding water consumption, as they require damp but easily drainable soil. This necessity makes this plant easy to grow outdoors with the right setup but more difficult to grow indoors.

The flowers on this plant come in various shades, so if you have your heart set on vines with orange flowers, you have to be careful to make sure you purchase the right variety.

Black-eyed Susans are not toxic to humans or to dogs, but they are mildly toxic to cats if ingested. This vine is considered invasive in certain areas, so keep that in mind before planting. But it’s often used as a great ornamental vine on an annual basis in hardiness zones 3-8.

Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis
Cape Honeysuckle is an evergreen upright branched shrub, originally from southern Africa.
Scientific Name: Tecoma capensis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Southern Africa
  • Plant Size: 15-20 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
  • Plant Zone: 9-11
  • Invasive: Yes, in certain areas

Despite its name, the Cape Honeysuckle is not actually a type of honeysuckle.

It is a scrambling shrub that you can train as a climbing vine. It can climb walls or trellises with minimal support. This plant requires a lot of care and pruning to maintain it as a climbing vine, but the effort is worth it. This plant produces patches of beautiful orange flowers when properly taken care of.

Cape Honeysuckle is considered invasive in certain areas of the world due to its fast spreading roots. It’s planted as an annual flower in many colder climates.

Coral Honeysuckle Vine

Lonicera sempervirens
Coral Honeysuckle Vine is a tall climbing shrub with bare shoots, reaching a length of up to 20 feet!
Scientific Name: Lonicera sempervirens
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Eastern United States
  • Plant Size: 20 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-11
  • Invasive: No, not considered invasive

The Coral Honeysuckle Vine is a low-maintenance woody perennial. While similar in appearance to the Japanese Honeysuckle Vine, the Coral is a non-invasive species that is well-liked by many species.

This plant is a favorite for pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies. Additionally, many birds, including robins and finches, enjoy eating the red berries produced by this plant.

However, these berries are poisonous to most household pets and cause digestive problems if eaten.

Firecracker Vine

Ipomoea lobata
Firecracker Vine is a perennial vine with beautiful, graceful shoots up to 16 feet long!
Scientific Name: Ipomoea lobata
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Mexico and Brazil
  • Plant Size: 16 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8-11
  • Invasive: Rarely considered invasive

Resembling a firecracker exploding, this beautiful vine grows rows of banana-shaped flowers arranged in a gradient of red to orange to white.

This plant is an annual that is closely related to Morning Glories. This plant is deer resistant, and butterflies and hummingbirds enjoy the plant’s nectar.

The Firecracker Vine isn’t highly toxic to pets, but it is poisonous to humans in large quantities, so you should keep it away from children.

Flamenco Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans Flamenco
Flamenco Trumpet Vine is a showy flowering vine, delightful for its large feathery foliage and large tubular bright red flowers.
Scientific Name: Campsis radicans Flamenco
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Southeastern United States
  • Plant Size: 20-30 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-9
  • Invasive: Can be Considered Invasive

The Flamenco Trumpet Vine is a perennial with three-inch flowers that grow in clusters. This plant is relatively easy to grow as it is not particular about pH levels or soil type. This vine can tolerate environmental salt.

The Flamenco Trumpet is considered an invasive plant in many areas due to its ease of growth, but it does well when planted along a fence or a feature that it can be allowed to grow up.

The Flamenco Trumpet Vine is mildly toxic for pets, and the pollen, nectar, and flowers are a mild skin irritant for humans. When caring for this plant, it is important to wear gloves and to wash your hands immediately after handling the plant.

Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa superba
Gloriosa Lily is a deciduous vine with beautiful long orange flowers.
Scientific Name: Gloriosa superba
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Southern Africa, Southern Asia
  • Plant Size: 4-6 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial
  • Plant Zone: 3-10
  • Invasive: Considered invasive in limited areas

The Gloriosa Lily is not a part of the lily family despite its name. The Gloriosa Lily is a perennial with beautiful orange flowers with long curved petals.

Though this plant is beautiful, every part of it is highly toxic to humans and animals. Even in small amounts, this plant can be fatal, and so when you are handling it, you must treat it with care.

The Gloriosa Lily can grow in almost any soil condition, even in sand or soils with an extreme lack of nutrients.

The Gloriosa Lily has an extremely varied reception across different countries between its beauty, toxicity, and rampant growth.

It is the national flower of Zimbabwe and the state flower of Tamil Nadu, India. Queen Elizabeth II was given a brooch in the shape of a Gloriosa Lily as a sign of respect in 1947.

In Australia, the plant has spread to the detriment of native plants and is therefore considered a weed.

Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine

 Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine is a honeysuckle variety with bright orange flowers.
Scientific Name: Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: United States
  • Plant Size: 6-8 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-8
  • Invasive: Not considered invasive

The Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine is a low-maintenance plant with deep red and orange flowers that last from spring to the end of the summer.

This honeysuckle variety is deer resistant, liked by pollinators, and attracts birds.

The Major Wheeler does not require pruning except for individual preference in shaping. It requires a low amount of water and grows quickly in containers and outdoors.

While this plant isn’t invasive and doesn’t tend to take over space from other plants, it is very fast growing.

If you want the Major Wheeler to grow in a particular pattern, you will need to watch its growth to ensure that it obtains the desired shape.

The Major Wheeler Honeysuckle is very mildly toxic to humans and cats, but it is highly toxic for dogs.

Mexican Flame Vine

Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
Mexican Flame Vine is a fast-growing plant, drought-tolerant, and rarely attacked by any pests.
Scientific Name: Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Mexico, Honduras
  • Plant Size: 6-12 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 9-13
  • Invasive: Grows aggressively but not considered invasive

The Mexican Flame Vine is a showy evergreen vine with orange flowers shaped like bright starbursts. The blooms last until the first frost. It’s not considered invasive, but their root systems grow aggressively.

These flowering vines attract bees and butterflies, especially Monarch Butterflies, but the plant is toxic to both dogs and cats. Additionally, the sap can irritate those with sensitive skin.

The Mexican Flame Vine is drought resistant and can grow in various soil types, including sand.

It can be grown in hanging baskets or climbing up garden structures.

The Mexican Flame Vine needs to be pruned often for continued growth, but you can easily use the cuttings to grow new Flame Vines if you would like to do so.

Orange Morning Glory

Ipomoea coccinea
Orange blooms with a golden interior make ‘Orange Morning Glory’ a beautiful flowering vine.
Scientific Name: Ipomoea coccinea
  • Plant Type: Both
  • Geographic Origin: Tropical Zones, South and Central America
  • Plant Size: 10+ feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 3-9
  • Invasive: Yes, considered invasive

Not to be confused with the Orange Glory Flower, the Orange Morning Glory is a vine with red-orange flowers that grows easily in the United States. The flowers are circular with a scarlet rim that fades to orange down the long throat of the flower.

The Orange Morning Glory is an ornamental plant that attracts butterflies and can provide additional cover when growing on fences.

This plant is toxic to humans, dogs, cats, and horses. Most types of Morning Glory are considered invasive depending on your location, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular flowering vines that’s planted.

Tangerine Beauty Crossvine

Bignonia capreolata
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine thrives in areas with full or partial sun exposure.
Scientific Name: Bignonia capreolata
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Southeastern United States
  • Plant Size: 30 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 6-9
  • Invasive: Not Considered invasive

The Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is a very sturdy, low-maintenance plant. While it grows best with full sun and moderate amounts of water, this plant can manage to thrive in areas with heavy shade and poor soil conditions.

The star-shaped flowers of the Tangerine Beauty Crossvine fade from pinkish-red along the outside to vibrant orange in the center.

This plant grows quickly, and the flowers are fragrant and pleasant. It can provide excellent groundcover and is good for decorating fences and other structures. There are also some crossvines that have red blooms if you decide orange isn’t your thing.

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans
Trumpet vines are usually one of the first vines gardeners think of when looking for an orange flowering vine.
Scientific Name: Campsis radicans
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: Eastern United States, South Eastern Canada
  • Plant Size: 12-72 foot vines, flowers approximately 3 inches long
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-9
  • Invasive: Yes, in many regions

The Trumpet Vine is the common name for two subspecies of the plant, the Campsis Radicans, and the Campsis Grandiflora. This article looks at the Radicans variety as it is the subspecies that is native to America and grows the most easily.

The Trumpet Vine gets its name from its beautiful orange, trumpet-shaped flowers. It grows naturally in wooded areas and near riverbanks, but it is easy to plant in gardens as well.

This plant is a perennial, and it spreads very easily. This plant requires frequent pruning to not overtake other plants in a garden. It’s considered invasive in many areas due to the aggressive spread of its roots.

While the plant isn’t highly toxic for pets, the pollen, nectar, and flowers are a mild skin irritant for humans. When caring for this plant, it is important to wear gloves and to wash your hands immediately after handling the plant. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the trumpet vine.

Final Thoughts

So, now that you’ve taken a look at some of our favorite orange flowering vines, the next step is to start planting! As we’ve mentioned, always check with local regulations when it comes to planting potentially aggressive or invasive plants. But many of these vines (despite being invasive) can be safe in certain climates if they are properly managed. Happy gardening!

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