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Flowering vines for shade

Posted by april_wine z7 Tennessee (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 3, 10 at 15:03

Does anyone have suggestions for flowering vines that grow in mostly shade? I have a section of old fence in the shade that I would like to cover with a vine that blooms in summer. Area may get a few hours of sun in the morning. Thanks.


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RE: Flowering vines for shade

Try a Clematis vine. I have several growing in shade. This "Niobe" gets very little sunlight.

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RE: Flowering vines for shade

Your clematis is beautiful! I thought that they required alot of sunlight but I see your doesn't. So I may try one. Thanks so much for the pic and info!!


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RE: Flowering vines for shade

April,

Dutchmans pipe (Aristolochia) is very shade tolerant.
Climbing milkweed is another (Matalea spp.) The flowers are small and hoya-like but the seed pods look like green lemons. Like the milkweeds they contain fluffy seeds when mature. Scarlet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)is shade tolerant- mine grows into a white Fringe tree and they flower at the same time.

Mike519


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RE: Flowering vines for shade

Another possibility would be Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' Japanese Climbing Hydrangea. I have one growing happily up a wood fence in pretty dense shade (under a deck).


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