We're putting in a trellis(?) on the south side of our house in
Denver. It's going to cover a patio. We'd like to use some kind of
vining plant for this. Here's a shopping list: Denver-sun tolerant, no
fruits to attract roosting birds, an open shade. It would also be nice
if it were "controllable".
I'm ignorant here so I'm wide open to ideas and your experiences, good
I don't know about the "open shade" part of your requirements.
But Polygonum auberti might do, aka silver lace vine.
I know of no plant and forget vines that will do the job, all will
require some maintainance a few times a year .
Hummingbird Trumpet Vine makes a nice cover for a trellis. The vines
are thick and strong and grow quickly. Once established are drought
tolerant. They also attract a *lot* of Hummingbirds. They are easy to
Many types of birds nest in trumpet vines and the seeds are also eaten
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
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