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Tropical vine for part shade?

Posted by ravensfan52 6b (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 13:18

Hi all,

I am looking for suggestions for a tropical flowering vine that I could train on an obelisk in the middle of an existing bed that gets dappled morning sun, stronger late morning sun, then shade from a Japanese maple in the afternoon. I like mandevillas but I thought they neded full sun. I also like bougainvillas, but again, full sun for best flowering and growth. Any ideas ?? The other plants in this bed are pastels, not bright reds/oranges, so I would prefer anything in the pink/purple range that flowers all summer. Not a tall order or anything, right?!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!

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RE: Tropical vine for part shade?

Thunbergia mysorensis could be a good one. Also many of the Hoyas should be suitable, there's a lot to choose from.

RE: Tropical vine for part shade?

  • Posted by newgen 9 Central California (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 14:44


RE: Tropical vine for part shade?

My plain old morning glories are awesomely tropical, looking, clear, readily available, and particularly cool if you have a long enough summer to bring a moonflower vine to flowering. (Ahhh! Night time tropical garden is my favorite thing ever!) They cover a fence with AM sun- 8 to 12, mixing with a spring flowering jasmine.
Mind you I live in usda zone 9b., and things absolutely fry in windy, PM sun here.

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