Shade Gardening forum: Blooming vine for shade?

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Name: Leslie Mauck
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 26, 2013 6:29 PM CST
I'm looking for a vine to cover a downspout on my deck. It is bright shade and I'm in 7B. I'd like it to be a clinging vine that would attract hummers.

Any ideas?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 26, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Good luck. Most hummer flowers I have found grow in the sun. All my shade vines are foliage-types. Trumpet Vine is about the only thing I know that grows in full shade and it is invasive here. Let us know if you find anything.
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Name: Leslie Mauck
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 27, 2013 5:36 AM CST
Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to have this in a pot on my raised deck so I think I could contain trumpet vine.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 27, 2013 6:45 AM CST
Really invasive. Attracts bees also, so watch out.
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LALAMBCHOP
Jun 27, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Thanks
Name: stone
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stone
Jun 27, 2013 12:06 PM CST
I would try coral honeysuckle and crossvine.
And maybe gonolobus... For the monarchs.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 27, 2013 12:29 PM CST
How about clematis? Some are for bright shade, right?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Jun 27, 2013 12:46 PM CST
DD has the sweet autumn clematis. One is growing in the sun & one in shade.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 11, 2013 9:43 AM CST
How about Brunnera macrophylla..it loves the shade but keep it moist,has cute little blooms and hardy to your zone, a ground cover growth, nice heart shaped leaves when not in bloom. Hummies will go to any type of blooms..they are just playful Big Grin
Name: Leslie Mauck
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LALAMBCHOP
Jul 12, 2013 4:58 AM CST
I like that, thanks!
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Clematis grow in bright shade.
I have them north of the house and they are doing fine there.
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Horntoad
Sep 22, 2013 11:01 AM CST
You might try Clematis virginiana. It looks almost identical to Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora). But Clematis virginiana is a native to the eastern half of the U.S. including South Carolina.

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Bonehead
Oct 2, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Back to the trumpet vine -- I planted this in-ground with morning sun afternoon shade and never had any blooms. Good foliage, but no flowers. Also not too aggressive. Dug it out with intent to relocate but never got around to that and it died. I have had very little regrowth where I dug it out other then the occasional sprout now and again. I'm in the Pacific NW, Zone 8. Temperate, wet, mild.
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Name: Lucy
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Nov 7, 2013 10:11 AM CST
We had it morning shade, afternoon sun in CT. It had been in the ground probably for years when we bought the house & was engaged in tearing down the garage.
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 7, 2013 11:03 AM CST
What about Vinca minor 'Variegata'? It will be pretty in or out of bloom.
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chelle
Nov 7, 2013 11:08 AM CST
If your container is large enough you might pair up something that blooms all summer, with another plant that blooms in the fall.

I've had both of these on my north-facing deck for the past couple of years and they do very well in bright shade.



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maryann
Jan 11, 2014 2:15 PM CST
Trumpet Vine. I wouldn't recommend it to grow up a downspout. I had one growing on a PVC trellis and had to dig it out after 4-5 years due to it pushing/moving the trellis . This is a very strong woody vine that could probably pull your downspout off the house. Also the seeds do sprout lots of new babies and roots travel. Try researching an annual vine. TV doesn't like any attention so if it hasn't bloomed don't fertilize or water.
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