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I like the Canary Creeper (Tropaeolum peregrinum) I've actually had my eye on some seeds that I might buy.

I came across some more options in my search and was wanting some opinions on them.

double blue butterfly pea vine

Wisteria 'Blue Moon' Vine

or Snapdragon Vine
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No way can you grow wisteria on a trellis like that. They get HUGE and heavy, break arbors they are planted on from the weight of it, unless it is massively reinforced. Here's a picture of one, but they get bigger than that unless intensively maintained:

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(look at the bottom of the picture to see the size pillar it is growing on; nothing less than that would do)
snapdragon vine is the right size but likes full sun.

But mentioning it made me think that if you really want a vine there and would settle for it not being there all the time, maybe you could think about annual vines. They don't get so big, because of having to start over every year and there are some shade tolerant ones:

sweetpotato vine might work, morning glory (watch out it reseeds freely and can become aggressive if it gets in your garden), sweet peas.


For perennial vines mandevilla might work for you. It is tender and us northerners have to bring it in for the winter. It will tend to outgrow the trellis, but not so aggressively, a little trimming might keep it in bounds. It grows in full sun to part shade, so I don't know if it (or any of these) will tolerate your small amount of sun.
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The annual thing has got me thinking... perhaps I could get one of the smaller perennials (canary creeper) as well as a small annual (double blue butterfly pea vine/Mandevilla). Plant them both and that way it will give a visual display and then when the annual dies back the other vine will still be there for show until the other one comes back again. Then again being as I live in Socal some annuals tend to be perennial. What are your thoughts on this?


Oh yea! And another one that I keep forgetting to mention is Hoya. I have just rooted a couple Hoya macgillivrayi. Perhaps I could put one of those out there?
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UPDATE!!

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Wanted to give a quick update on what I ended up doing here...So I decided on the Thunbergia African Sunset. Which is doing great so far! It has had lots of blooms despite the shaded area.

I've been considering putting some type of plant at the base of the vine.. that will fill in the rocks.. not sure what plant would do that and also look nice and handle shade ok.. Any suggestions?
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