Shade loving vines
I spent the day today building my daughter a flowering teepee. Mainly I built a wooden teepee structure out of old branches. The goal was to plant morning glories and vining nasturtiums at thee base of each post and to create a flowering teepee.
However, I now realize that the location I picked doesn't get a lot of sun. The back side of the teepee will get no direct sun; the front side will get morning sun.
I'm thinking of getting some English Ivy to plant on the back part of the teepee - the side with no direct sun. I also like the fact that English Ivy is perennial, meaning I won't have to plant it every year.
I'm looking for suggestions for the front half. I'm not sure how well the morning glories will do with such limited sun. I know some clematis do fine with limited sun - but which varieties I'm not sure. I've also heard that Hydrangea will do well with part shade, but isn't it a slow grower? I'd really like the front part to flower. I'm open to ideas of both perennial and annual plants, or a combination.