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A Vine for Shade
Often at firstname.lastname@example.org we get request for what to do to plant a vine in a shady area or on a shady patio. Well, the two things that come to mind are Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis) and the other is the Violet Trumpet Vine (Clytostoma callistegoides).
The Madagascar Jasmine has beautiful white flowers (pictured below) that smell of a Gardenia, and nice, round green foliage, and it’s not a particularly aggressive grower. Interesting enough, it only grows in the summer, especially the late summer. So if you plant one in the spring and it doesn’t quite take off right away, as soon as it warms up it’ll grow.
Violet Trumpet Vine, on the other hand, is a little more aggressive and has beautiful violet flowers. It grows pretty much from spring on and flowers year-round. So, if you’re looking for something in a transition area, Violet Trumpet Vine also grows in the sun, but also does really well in the shade.