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Vines provide the grace of a casual air.  From scent to color to the ability to hide a fence or soften a wall there is a place for these plants. 

They can make a scene look tropical even when it is in a decidedly colder or drier clime, or they can take on the character of an Oxford ivy, grapes, or wisteria and provide some old world grace.

It is common for them to have a slow start, languishing for a year or more before coming into their own.  I was told a story about a particularly recalcitrant wisteria that had provided only foliage for 14 years.  When it came time to tent the house for termites the owner had them cover the wisteria as well.  The following year and every year after that it bloomed like mad.  I am sure that it didn't care for another dose.

Thought must be given to the temperament of the vine species when choosing one.   Many of them grow almost obscenely fast once they are established.  Others develop a huge amount of weight that must be designed into the support system.  Many of them need seasonal maintenance so access to these behemoths should also be considered.


Akebia quinata * Chocolate vine



Aristolochia littoralis * Dutchman's Pipe



Beaumontia grandiflora * Easter Lily Vine


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Clematis armandii * evergreen clematis


Clerodendrum thomsoniae * Bleeding Heart Vine


Distictis rivers * Trumpet Vine


Dolichos lablab * Hyacinth Bean


Hibbertia scandens * Guinea Gold Vine


Hoya carnosa * Wax Vine

 


Mandevilla 'Alice Du Pont'


Mandevilla suaveolens (M. laxa)


Passiflora 'Constance Elliot' * Passion Vine


Passiflora 'Coral Sea' * Passion Vine

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Passiflora edulis * Passion Fruit


Passiflora 'Lavender Lady' * Passion Vine


Petrea volubilis * Sandpaper Vine


Podranea ricasoliana * Port St. John's Creeper


Pyrostegia venusta * Flame Vine


Solandra maxima * Cup of Gold Vine


Solanum jasminoides * Potato Vine


Thunbergia alata * Black eyed Susan Vine


Thunbergia grandiflora * Blue Sky Flower


Thunbergia gregorii * Orange Clock Vine


Wisteria sinensis alba* Chinese Wisteria


Wisteria sinensis Blue * Chinese Wisteria

 

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