Container Gardening - Gardening Forums

Perennial vines

For inspiration and advice about gardening in pots and planters, gardening indoors and outdoors, from balconies to terraces, and everything in between.

Perennial vines

Postby mollyzone5 » Apr 09, 2009 10:46 am

I need a very hardy vine to put in a very large container with a sturdy trellis behind it .It will be left in this container all winter ,but will get protection from the house.
I know Trumpet vine and Silver Lace would work,but am looking for possible others.Anyone grow vines in permanent containers?Thanks
User avatar
mollyzone5
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Nov 15, 2006 12:03 am
Location: S.W Ontario

Re: Perennial vines

Postby B_BQ » Apr 11, 2009 12:57 pm

I wonder if honeysuckle would work. They're tough!
~BBQ
Zone 5b
South/Central Ontario

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day
~ Author Unknown
User avatar
B_BQ
 
Posts: 6854
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Location: Bay of Quinte, SE Ontario Zone 5a/b

Re: Perennial vines

Postby mollyzone5 » Apr 11, 2009 4:32 pm

Thanks BBQ.I have one in another large planter box and it does just fine.I was thinking something a bit more wild,that I could keep in check in that planter.
Thanks for the suggestion.
User avatar
mollyzone5
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Nov 15, 2006 12:03 am
Location: S.W Ontario

Re: Perennial vines

Postby B_BQ » Apr 11, 2009 5:20 pm

There's a clematis called Tangutica, (sp), which I made the mistake of planting a few years ago. It grows like crazy, and sends up suckers, and will grow at least 20 ft a year if you let it. It has small hanging yellow bell-like flowers and the seed heads are quite pretty. I used to cut mine down to the ground every year and it came back stronger than ever. It's very hardy too. That's about all I can think of, other than Hops and Dutchman's Pipe, but I don't know whether they would over-winter in a pot. You've probably already googled for suggestions! :wink:
~BBQ
Zone 5b
South/Central Ontario

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day
~ Author Unknown
User avatar
B_BQ
 
Posts: 6854
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Location: Bay of Quinte, SE Ontario Zone 5a/b


Return to Container Gardening

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests