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climbing plants

Posted by sykomommie 8 (My Page) on
Wed, May 28, 14 at 12:43

Hi, I live in Mobile Al. I have a chain link fence around my yard with a PVC arch over the drive way. I would like to have it covered with some type of vine or flowering something to grow over and cover it. Any suggestions? Please.


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RE: climbing plants

So many possibilities... in your area the first possibility that would come to mind is a Passiflora, at least for the arch. You have a lot of semitropical plants to choose from - I am trying to remember from when I lived in New Orleans! Aristolochia has several species such as A, grandiflora and A. gigantea that would be truly spectacular but A. littoralis would be too small.


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RE: climbing plants

hyacinth bean vine maybe? I'm growing some of those for the first time this year


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RE: climbing plants

  • Posted by jcalhoun 8b Mobile County AL (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 5, 14 at 19:36

I'm in Saraland!

I covered a bunch of old iron work on my front porch with coral honeysuckle (not Jap.) and Carolina jessamine. It's native, evergreen and the hummers love it.


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RE: climbing plants

How about moonflower? It has large leaves and big white flowers, very pretty. I covered the old dish with that vine and you can't see that eyesore anymore. I bought the seeds online last year and just planted them in May!


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I am not sure of the botanical name, but I saw a vine called tropical bleeding heart. It has dark green foliage, white and red hearts.


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RE: climbing plants

The mandevilla has been stunning this year in zone 7 so it should do well in zone 8 for you. Big foliage and big flowers.


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