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A vine can really help soften the sharp angles of a porch. However, not all vines are safe for porches. Vigorous growers can sometimes damage your home's structure. Even slower growing vines can cause some problems, so keep a close eye on any vine that grows on your home.
Try passiflora cerulea, or passion flower, over the porch railing or scrambling up a trellis. This plant has brilliant blue, cream and violet coloration against gorgeous green leaves and is easy to care for. Other good choices are akebia and clematis vines.
what about growing crossvine? we have a large wrap around porch on th efront of our house... i have thought about growing a vine to grow up the hand rails and all around porch railing????
Crossvine would work fine. It will cling to stone as well and makes a great, fast growing screen!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|