why it only really reach 8 ft long?

v1rtu0s1ty(5a)January 24, 2012

I am in Illinois. I grew hyacinth bean vine on an 18 inch diameter pot with a 12 inch deep of garden medium. The pots were by the pergola posts. each pot had 3 plants.

It didn't reach the top of my pergola. Will this vine grow only this long in Illinois? 2 years ago, I planted moonflower and the length was also 8-10 and not even thick.

What am I doing wrong? I want to try it again this year.

Thanks!

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kayjones(Mo6b)

You aren't doing anything wrong. I live in NW Florida, where it's typically warm year around, and mine don't reach 8' most of the time.

If you want a really good, tall annual vine, plant morning glories. My moonflower vine only grew about 5' last year. It didn't die back, so hopefully it will grow taller this spring.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 4:07PM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

Ok. What about a perennial vine that will go back next season even if it's planted on a huge pot?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 12:31AM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

Sweet Autumn Clematis is a perennial vine, hardy in your zone, that blooms in the fall and gets very large. Do a Google.com search for perennial zone 5 vines - maybe you'll find one that your like!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 9:28AM
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Julie717

I've had purple hyacinth bean vines grow much larger than that, but they were planted in the ground. I ordered the seeds from Park Seeds. But then I have also bought seeds (can't remember brand) at the store that grew a lot smaller.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 4:28PM
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