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 Post subject: Wisteria, bougainvillea...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:35 am 
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I'm looking for a pretty, flower bearing vine to trail along my front porch. Not terribly interested in honeysuckle, as it attracts wasps.

Two questions:

1. Does wisteria attract wasps?

2. Can wisteria and/or bougainvillea grow here?


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 Post subject: Re: Wisteria, bougainvillea...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:18 pm 
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Dazie wrote:
I'm looking for a pretty, flower bearing vine to trail along my front porch. Not terribly interested in honeysuckle, as it attracts wasps.

Two questions:

1. Does wisteria attract wasps?

2. Can wisteria and/or bougainvillea grow here?

Wisteria grows well here. Does need heavy support.
Bougainvillea must be inside or in hothouse. It's not hardy here.
At least the one I know about is not.
What about Clematis?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:51 pm 
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Hmm... never considered Clematis...

Thanks for your help- I'll check all of that out!


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 Post subject: I vote for clematis
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:14 pm 
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While they are beautiful, unless planted in a spot they really like, wisteria may take many years before blooming. Some never bloom. I vote for clematis. There are many different varieties with alot of different colors to choose from. You didn't say if this was a sunny or shady spot. I think everyone assumed you were talking about a sunny spot. If it's shady, you might consider a Dutchman's Pipe. They are old fashioned and would give you alot of quick converage. The blooms would be a conversation piece.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:04 am 
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It's my front porch, which faces west, but it gets dappled sun due to lots of trees. There is some direct sun about an hour-two hours a day.


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