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I have 6 window boxes on a full sun deck, living in zone 7, what is a good vine plant that can stand this much sun and tolerate the drought. Looking for a non flowering vine that overflows the window box planter. What do you suggest?
 
Posts: 346 | Location: Amherst, VA USA | Registered: Jul 25, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, I was full of suggestions until I read the statement, non-flowering. Back to square 1.

Look through your nursery...you should be able to find a lot of non-flowering vines, ivy comes to mind, then there's this little silvery vine, can't think of it's name. Hey, there's always Kudzu! Smile

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Sweet potato vines
 
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We have a type of vinca vine (annual) that we use in window boxes here. Some are variegated...
 
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We have an annual vinca vine here that I use in my whiskey barrels to hang over the edge. There is also a variegated one.
 
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wave petunias will trail over...sweet potato vine indeed......couple with some wave petuhias..or trailing geraniums..endless possibilities.!~


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Sweet potato vines and ivy are the only ones I can think of that don't bloom (much). Oriental star jasmine is a ground cover that runs and it might work in your boxes. Its tough as nails and so far as I know, doesn't bloom.


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