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Old 05-25-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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I have a large pergola (10' in height and about 25'x15') covering my patio that gets nearly full Florida sun and our rain that comes with it. I had wanted to cover it with a permanent roof but other projects keep getting bumped ahead of it.

What is a good vine that will grow quickly to twist and cover the top for shade? Flowers blooming on it are a big plus!
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:48 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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hyacinth bean vine or cup and saucer vine both are equally beautiful . Even pothos would work . good luck and I hope you find something
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: UK
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Wisteria maybe? It does look awesome and I've seen pergolas with that in Italy
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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Wisteria maybe? It does look awesome and I've seen pergolas with that in Italy
Wisteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Those are some large and long flower blooms! I think we are looking for something more green and viney but with smaller flowers scattered around.

Thanks for the input so far, I will keep watch!
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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You could also check this site https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=548 , it has lots of information and suggests plants for pergolas.
Good luck!
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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And this plant maybe? Bougainvillea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I have bougainvillea growing on my garden arches and it's very pretty, but takes awhile to grow. Another possibility is a bleeding heart plant. It grows like a weed, climbs everything, and has cute red blooms most of the year.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I have a large pergola (10' in height and about 25'x15') covering my patio that gets nearly full Florida sun and our rain that comes with it. I had wanted to cover it with a permanent roof but other projects keep getting bumped ahead of it.

What is a good vine that will grow quickly to twist and cover the top for shade? Flowers blooming on it are a big plus!
How about a Lady Banks rose?

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Old 05-31-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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I thought about bougainvillea as well, but I read it takes a good bit of maintenance and can bush up in certain areas rather than spread out like a real vine if not well cared for.

I am definitely going to keep it as a possibility, even if I use multiple varieties for this project...it would certainly look good climbing up to the pergola top.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Wisteria....I love wisteria on a pergola. https://www.google.com/search?q=wist...m%3B1024%3B683
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