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


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Answer from NGA
March 3, 2006

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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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