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Vines for porch posts

Posted by mandercruso 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 17:07

I live in Pride, LA and I am looking for a good flowering vine that will wrap around my porch posts (cypress 10x10) but not become overbearing, or tear up my house. I would also like something that can withstand possible cold winters.

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RE: Vines for porch posts

Clematis. Passiflora. Honeysuckle (not the wild one). Some or all of these might not wrap around the column by itself but would need a netting or twine to twirl tendrils around. You would have to check how each of these climb. You could also pillar a climbing rose, for recommendations I would refer you to the Antique Rose Emporium, you can find them online.

RE: Vines for porch posts

Purple hyacinth bean germinates and grows fast. It has beautiful flowers and the purple bean pods last for weeks. I have it climbing a post on my front porch. If you want some seed, email me and I'll be glad to share!

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