Cup and Saucer or Creeping Gloxina for Shade?
I've been doing a crazy amount of research to see what kinds of vines I could grow on a long wood fence in our backyard which gets what the landscaper called partial shade or bright shade that would cover that fence in one season.
What I've learned the hard way is that certain vines need quite a long time to establish themselves because they need to develop an extensive root system.. like our creeping fig, which for some reason or another isn't even sticking to the fence ;/ grrr...
I have found two vines that are annuals or perennials in other regions but seems like here in Socal they may be evergreen and I would love someone who grows either one to chime in and let me know how it does in shade (if ya know) or if it is indeed evergreen here in Socal and how fast it will grow. Annie's Annuals say both grow extremely vigorously in one season - enough to cover the fenced area of around 20 feet in length.
#1 is the cup and saucer vine (Cobaea scandens)
#2 creeping gloxina or climbing snapdragon (Asarina erubescens)
I will be getting both (or either) from Annie's Annuals, which I hear is a great company.