Durgan
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Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada Zone 5

Silver Lace Vine (Polygonum auberti)

I am thinking of growing the Silver Lace Vine (Polygonum auberti) aka Silver Fleece Vine this year in Zone 5. Is anyone growing this vine. I would appreciate some information from some-one who is growing this vine at the present time.

https://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/silverlace.htm
Here is some web information on the vine.

Durgan.

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Durgan, I don't grow it because it's considered an invasive species.

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Durgan
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Newt wrote:Durgan, I don't grow it because it's considered an invasive species.

Newt
Thanks, I am going to pass on planting one.

Durgan.

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You are very welcome! Have you considered a native honeysuckle or maybe one of the 'Montana' clematis? They tend to grow larger then some of the other clematis.

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Durgan
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Newt wrote:You are very welcome! Have you considered a native honeysuckle or maybe one of the 'Montana' clematis? They tend to grow larger then some of the other clematis.
Newt
I have both, but was onsidering something different to replace Morning Glory as a fast growing annual. Clematis and Honeysudckle are too slow for my proposed purpose. Cobaea Scandens are also too slow and sometimes unreliable as to growth. So it appears I am stuck with morning glory, whih if fine, but I wanted a change if possible,

Durgan.

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Durgan, how about Hyacinth bean - Dolichos lablab? They grow fast and bloom around the same time as the morning glories.
https://biology.missouristate.edu/Herbarium/Plants%20of%20the%20Interior%20Highlands/Flowers/Dolichos%20lablab%20-%201.JPG


Scarlet runner bean - Phaseolus coccineus is a large vine and the flowers and beans are edible. The red flowers attract hummers.
https://www.life.uiuc.edu/ib/363/image/scarrunflw.jpg

Here's some annual vines to consider.
https://www.arhomeandgarden.org/landscaping/vines.htm

Dutchman's pipe - Aristolochia durior is perennial in your zone and is grown mostly for it's large heart-shaped leaves, but once estqblished it can be vigorous. It's the larval food of the pipe vine swallowtail butterfly. Not sure if you have that butterfly there but a google search should tell you. It has an interesting flower too.
https://www.midwestlandscapeplants.org/plantdetails.cfm?speciesid=463
https://biogreenhouse.binghamton.edu/justicia_carnea_files/Aristolochia.jpg

Newt

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