Help with vine selection
We have a new cedar pergola covering our hot tub, and we would like to start covering it with vines. Due to certain issues that I will discuss, I am having a very difficult time finding something to fit our bill.
1) My wife is deathly allergic to bees. As such, flowers need to be kept to a minimum, if not eliminated altogether.
2) As it will be above a hot tub and cedar deck, fruit-bearing vines are not a good idea. We don't want to stain the hot tub cover or wood with squashed berries.
3) As scantily clad people will be brushing against the vines at some time, care must be taken to choose a plant with no toxic effects, i.e. NO virginia creeper, etc.
4) I can't have something that will attached itself to tightly to the wood. If I need to prune it back from time to time, I don't want it defacing my brand new cedar!
Right now I am stumped. Can anyone make any suggestions?