climbing plants

sykomommie(8)May 28, 2014

Hi, I live in Mobile Al. I have a chain link fence around my yard with a PVC arch over the drive way. I would like to have it covered with some type of vine or flowering something to grow over and cover it. Any suggestions? Please.

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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

So many possibilities... in your area the first possibility that would come to mind is a Passiflora, at least for the arch. You have a lot of semitropical plants to choose from - I am trying to remember from when I lived in New Orleans! Aristolochia has several species such as A, grandiflora and A. gigantea that would be truly spectacular but A. littoralis would be too small.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 7:09PM
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hyacinth bean vine maybe? I'm growing some of those for the first time this year

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 6:53PM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

I'm in Saraland!

I covered a bunch of old iron work on my front porch with coral honeysuckle (not Jap.) and Carolina jessamine. It's native, evergreen and the hummers love it.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 7:36PM
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How about moonflower? It has large leaves and big white flowers, very pretty. I covered the old dish with that vine and you can't see that eyesore anymore. I bought the seeds online last year and just planted them in May!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:44PM
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I am not sure of the botanical name, but I saw a vine called tropical bleeding heart. It has dark green foliage, white and red hearts.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 2:03PM
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The mandevilla has been stunning this year in zone 7 so it should do well in zone 8 for you. Big foliage and big flowers.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 1:57PM
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