Wisteria Vines for South Houston Garden?
We have been trying to decide what to do with our backyard patio. One idea we have been tossing around is to build a pergola and grow some vines over it for extra shade and beauty.
I have always loved Wisteria Vines, but I thought they were a cooler climate vine. While looking through our Mich. Bulb catalog, I noticed that they are zone 5 to 9, which puts us in the grow zone.
I am wondering, has anyone tried growing Wisteria in the south Houston area?
If Wisteria doesn't do well here, does anyone know of a similar vine that does? Or have other suggestions for vines we can grow over a pergola?
We want something that has flowers that will attract butterflies and humming birds, and that will grow up over a pergola that will be approx. 12'x 14' and 8' to 10' high.