Netty, cardinal climber (aka cardinal creeper) thrives in full sun and requires no care once established. Not sure about the wind part, we just get your average occasional tornadic activity (or "micro-bursts" as the insurance companies like to call them, lol) here but nothing persistent.
My triumph was replacing hundreds of orange daylilies with 5 Siskiyou pink gaura in fall 2005. Found out too late they don't set seed
so not sure what will happen if I can't get volunteers and they die, but they fared very well over the winter and were absolutely delightful all summer long this year, and were where several monarch caterpillars chose to make their chrysalides (I think they liked the bindweed I couldn't get rid of within the gaura). Our house is the bus stop for several of the neighbor kids including my son, so the first thing everybody did each morning was check to see if anything had hatched, and they eventually all did!
My trial was planting my white and pink cypress vines so late, and in too shady a spot. The white never came up, and the pink didn't bloom as well as it probably could have because of the shade. Live and learn!