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#97362 February 13th, 2007 at 09:47 PM
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Does anyone know of a flowering vine that will grow on the north side of my house in the sub-tropical Houston area? kit

#97363 February 13th, 2007 at 10:05 PM
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#97364 February 13th, 2007 at 10:54 PM
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wavey Hi Macree,
Welcome to the forum. Don't know how it would do on a north-facing wall, but a friend of mine has a Comtesse du Bouchard clematis growing in dappled shade that's doing very nicely.

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wavey Hi Macree,
Welcome to the forum. Don't know how it would do on a north-facing wall, but a friend of mine has a Comtesse du Bouchard clematis growing in dappled shade that's doing very nicely.

#97366 February 14th, 2007 at 01:06 AM
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Thanks much. It's worth a try.

#97367 February 14th, 2007 at 02:13 PM
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I looked around on the net and found several other things that will grow in shade--BUT--further investigation proved that you most likely wouldn't want them within a mile of your yard! They will put out suckers that will take over your yard and will grow to heights of 50-80 feet! Unless someone has a better idea, believe I'd try the clematis wink

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#97368 February 15th, 2007 at 01:49 AM
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Clematis needs some sun or at least bright light to flower. If the plant is put at the northwest corner of the house where it gets afternoon sun it should do well. Clematis will not thrive and will have sporadic flowering if it is sited in full shade. That has been my experience in my yard.

Consider: Keeping a space between the house and the structure the vine will grow on. Prevents mold formation and insect problems.

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yes, clematis need sun...their roots need to be kept cool, tho. so, if it's a really sunny spot, you'll need to plant something directly in front of the roots or cover the spot that gets the sun with a large and thick rock.

check out vines for hot climates

#97370 February 16th, 2007 at 01:03 PM
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Here's some also from Bills' main pages of
The Garden Helper..
Care and Culture of Clematis Plants
also...
Propagating Clematis by Softwood Cuttings


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