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Best perennial, fast growing vine/plant for shady area?

Posted by andrewmassblue NY (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 19, 12 at 18:32


I'd like to grow a natural fence on the side of my porch using long, narrow planters and a trellis to provide some privacy. The area is mostly shaded but gets some sun. What would be the best plant/vine to start from seed? I'd like it to have grow as fast as possible and be perennial.


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RE: Best perennial, fast growing vine/plant for shady area?

Honeysuckles? I know a few varieties grow well in shade.

RE: Best perennial, fast growing vine/plant for shady area?

I've had good luck with "Silver Lace Vine".
No fruit with that vine....but pretty ...and fast-growing....and hardy in cool/cold areas. It doesn't seem to mind what soil OR whether it's Sunny OR Shady.
My soil is generally alkaline (ph of about 7-7.5) and mostly caliche clay. It really thrives with some added compost.

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