Answer: My favorite vines for shady situations are the Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala v. petiolaris) and Japanese Hydrangea Vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides). There are pink-flowering forms of both as well, if you want something other than white. There is a variegated Climbing Hydrangea, too, and the Hydrangea Vine has a selection called 'Moonlight', which has a very attractive silver overlay on the leaves. In time these vines can get quite heavy, so a sturdy fence is necessary.
Campsis radicans, or Trumpet Vine will grow in full sun to part shade. All summer, this hardy vine bears large, trumpet-shaped, bright orange flowers attractive to hummingbirds. It is easy to grow in ordinary soil in a sunny spot and is pest-free. It needs no fastening to cling to any support, making an excellent screen on a fence or wall.
Or you might try Lonicera Sempervirens ?Blanche Sandman? (Coral Honeysuckle). Reddish-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers opening to yellow first appear in May and continue to bloom off and on until frost on this very vigorous native vine. Use it to climb and screen a porch, trellis, pergola, archway, wall, or fence. This Honeysuckle is aphid-resistant and an incredible hummingbird magnet.
Hope one of these vining plants is just right for your garden.
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