Vines, flowering in shade - Knowledgebase Question

San Rafael, ca
Question by sharon940
March 3, 2006
I have a 6ft redwood fence that is in the shade most of the year. In summer it gets hot sun from 3-5. I have a mirrow set in a trellis and want a vine for each side of the door-way mirror, that will have vivid colored flowers. What would you recommend?
thank you

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2006


Most flowering vines are happiest in full sunshine, but there are a few exceptions. None have vividly colored flowers. Here are suggestions for your landscape:

Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine); moderate to rapid growth; sun or shade; fine textured foliage; twining vine; excellent climber; good screening plant.

Lonicera japonica halliana (Hall's Japanese Honeysuckle); rapid growth rate; sun or shade; medium texture; twining vine; white fragrant flowers.

Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle), rapid growth rate; sun to shade; medium textured foliage, white fragrant flowers.

Trachelosperum jasminoides (Confederate Jasmine or Star Jasmine); rapid growth rate; partial sun; medium texture; climbing vine; white fragrant flowers in spring.

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