Hello all. I'm new here so wasn't exactly sure where to post this (Midwest, Northern, Shade, Vines, General, etc.), but this forum looks as active as any. We're looking for a recommendation for a planting in the shade in Denver, CO (zone 5b). The ideal plant that we'd like at is Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle.
It will be outside of the kitchen widow on the north side of the house, so pretty much full shade. We envision a vine type plant for which we have a trellis to put up. It would be nice for something with the possibility of attracting hummingbirds to keep things exciting.
The main problem with the honeysuckle that we are looking at is the shade, of course. In general, we have a heavier clay soil on the alkaline side, but would do what we could to amend the spot as necessary. We've had a lot of experience with the Plant Select program plants which have done well around our house, but don't necessarily need anything quite so "rugged" for the spot we're looking at as we don't expect it to be a maintenance free planting. If anyone has any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated!