Answer: Clematis needs cool soil to grow and thrive, so it doesn't live long in your area, if it will grow at all. There are no vines that bloom all year that would withstand Gainesville winters. There are several evergreen vines that would make good fence coverings. Some bloom in spring, some in summer and some in fall. Some do not have conspious flowers, but the foliage is beautiful.<br><br>Some vines for shaded areas are:Sickle Thorn (Asparagus falcatus), white flowers, blooms in summer; Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata), blooms early spring, has yellow-orange flowers; Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), blooms in Spring and Summer, has orange-red flowers; Climbing Hydrangea (Decumaria barbara), blooms in Spring,<br>has white flowers; Algerian Ivy (Hedera canariensis), inconspicous flowers; English Ivy (Hedera helix), inconpicious flowers.<br><br>There many other vines that would be good fence covers in shaded areas. Try mixing morning glories in with your perennials - they'll add some color when the perennials aren't blooming.
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