Answer:Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) This is a hardy vine that climbs by small tendrils with sticky pads. It will climb anything made of stucco, brick or wood, although you may have to give it some assistance to get started. It tolerates sun or shade and average soil. I you intend to put it in containers, it may not withstand a Chicago winters. The roots will freeze, killing the plant. If there is any way to sink the pots in the ground for the winter, you will be able to pull it through. Otherwise, plant it in the ground if you can. Plants should be available from almost any perennial nursery or from Midwest Groundcovers in St. Charles. Seeds are available from Cyberseeds, PO Box 171102, San Antonio, TX 78217-1102. Good luck!
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