Climbing vines for Zone 3 - Knowledgebase Question

Conover, WI
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Question by acme
May 17, 1998
Please tell me what climbing vines I can plant in our area (Zone 3) for both sun and partial shade. Would like vigorous growers as this is a new home and new deck.

Answer from NGA
May 17, 1998
I suggest climbing honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). It enjoys just the light conditions you describe, is a vigorous grower and bloomer, and the colorful blooms attract hummingbirds. Many varieties are hardy in zone 3, but check with local nurseries first for the hardiest stock. Burpee offers the brilliant red variety 'Blanche Sandman' if you can't find local stock. Enjoy!

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