Looking for a Few Good Vines
I am done with morning glories (Ipomoea tricolor). Last year I got only about half a dozen blooms total, and this year seems only marginally better.
The cool summers, I suspect, are a big part of the problem. These are tropical vines; they want heat, but they’re not getting it. And so here we are in the middle of August with mostly bloom free morning glory vines.
Plus, I bought the variety ‘Blue Heaven’, which has large blooms of sky blue. The few flowers we’re getting must be of some other variety, as they are a darker blue with white stripes.
Anyhow, I’m looking for suggestions for what I can grow instead of morning glories on my tuteur. I’m thinking probably Clematis. Here are the criteria:
- Should be in the blue-purple color range.
- Should bloom in mid-late summer, after the C. jackmanii are done.
- Should grow at least 6′, but not be completely rampant.