20 Trellis Plants That Are Bright, Charming, and Absolutely Gorgeous

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Do you love the idea of having a trellis in your backyard?

We actually created a trellis over a walkway at our previous home. It made a neat little walkthrough to get into our garden.


Plus, we added a cute homemade garden gate as well. It felt very whimsical and added an element of beauty that otherwise wouldn’t have been there.

Also, it was very inexpensive to do.

So if you want to create the same feeling on your property, but aren’t sure what to plant to help fill out a trellis then keep reading because I’ll be giving you multiple ideas.

20 Gorgeous Trellis Plants:

1. Cucumber

You may not think ‘garden veggies’ when you think of filling out a trellis, but really, they are a very practical way of fulfilling this look.

Plus, it makes picking a ton easier. When you plant cucumbers on a trellis (whether it be larger or small) it will provide a shaded path, and keep you from having to bend over in order to pick your produce.

2. Clematis



When I think of a Clematis I think of two important people in my life that have since passed on. The first is my grandmother. She always grew a Clematis in a pot with a built-in trellis and kept it on her patio.

Then you have my mother-in-law. She grew a Clematis on a trellis in her front garden bed. She loved that flower, and I think that is why I love them so much now too.

3. Angel Trumpet

These are the most unique flowers that my mother-in-law introduced me to. I’ll tell you upfront, a lot of people won’t grow these flowers because if purposefully inhaled it has an intoxicating effect. Just be advised.

But if you can get past the fact that they are a potential drug, they are actually gorgeous flowers. They open their big trumpet-like blooms early in the morning. What a treat to wake up to.

4. Heavyweight Wisteria

This Wisteria is an ideal flower to grow in a typical flower garden with a trellis. It looks almost magical as you walk through it and see the pretty blooms just flow down over your head.

So if you are looking for a storybook feel to your trellis pathway, then you should definitely consider growing Wisteria on your trellis.

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