Need fast-growing vine

catcoyleMay 11, 2011

Hi everyone!

I am brand new both to this forum and gardening...

I'm looking for a perennial, fast growing vine that will climb on a wood fence in mostly shade (perhaps 1-2 hours of indirect sun/day on a good day). I'd like it to be non-poisonous and preferably have flowers but not ones that attract lots of insects (especially bees, allergic to stings). I don't like yellow flowers, would prefer something in the blue or pink range. I live in Massachusetts so it will have to be able to stand up to both heat and horrible cold.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

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Not asking for much, are you? (*grin*)

Do you know what gardening zone you're in? If not, Google will help you find it, using your zip code.

Most of the vines that are going to grow fast in shade are NOT going to put on showy flowers---sad but true. And the only reason plants have flowers is to attract a pollinator---which are primarily insects. (But not all insects sting.)

The only thing that comes to mind for your conditions is Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia. But Google it and learn its pros and cons before you decide to plant it---I spend a lot of time ripping this out. (And you can HAVE it, if you want it!)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 12:14PM
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I have no idea what would work for you. The people on the New England forum might be able to help you.

Here is a link that might be useful: New England Fourm

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 6:55PM
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