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Shade Loving/Humming bird Loving Vine?

Posted by jodie74 5 ( on
Tue, Sep 14, 10 at 18:11

I need a shade loving / hummingbird loving vine? Is there one? I'm zone 5 & this flower bed gets VERY little sun.


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RE: Shade Loving/Humming bird Loving Vine?

Depending on how much shade you have these might work:

Campsis radicans - Common Trumpet Creeper

Lonicera Mandarin - Privet Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum - Woodbine
Lonicera sempervirens - Trumpet Honeysuckle

Wisteria sinensis - Chinese Wisteria

But those are just from a search engine (zone 5, vine, shade, hummingbird attractor) I'd check with a local gardener to be sure they will actually do well, and if it's very deep shade they probably won't. It's hard to find a flowering vine that will grow in full shade, and hummers like flowers. Boston Ivy and Porcelain Berry will grow in full shade in your zone, but I doubt they'd attract hummingbirds.

RE: Shade Loving/Humming bird Loving Vine?

I don't know about the honeysuckles but the campsis radicans doesn't bloom well in shade. The shaded stems of my Amethyst Falls wisteria don't bloom that well either.

RE: Shade Loving/Humming bird Loving Vine?

From an old thread in the GW Hummngbird Garden forum:

RE: Hummingbird-Attracting Vine for Shade?

* Posted by kelp 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 26, 06 at 7:59

I have 2 honeysuckles: Lonicera pericyclemenum 'Harlequin' and Lonicera serotina 'Florida' that are doing wonderful in mostly shade. Hope that helps you.

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Both vines listed at bottom left: Lonicera pericyclemenum
Link to above thread: Hummingbird-Attracting Vine for Shade?

A second thread has a wonderful name but all the vines I see in it would take part sun/part shade & are probably of no use to you with mostly shade. I'm including it in case there are non-vine shade plants that might interest you.

From GW Hummingbird Garden forum: Shade Loving Plants for Hummingbirds

Please update us here if you find a vine that works. I might want it, too, someday.

RE: Shade Loving/Humming bird Loving Vine?

Not a vine, but I've had phlox in the shade this year, and the hummers just LOVED it.

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