It is amazing how easily one can shroud something even as large as an old satellite dish if you know the right type of flowering annual vine to plant beneath it.
In bygone days we used to grow a dozen or more types of flowering annual vines. They just never took off with the public at large, but perhaps now that we’re on the web things might just turn around again. But for now, we’ve got a few basics to offer.
Thunbergia will grow in as little as 4 hours of sunshine, but for the best results, plant in full sun.
NEW VARIETIES FOR 2018
Morning Glories, Venice Blue and Venice Pink, 72″ tall, stunning tye-dye blossoms in profusion
Thunbergia, Black Eye Susan Vine, 96″ tall, Arizona Rose Sensation and Sunny Susy Brown
Cardinal Climber, 72", 60 days, morning glory cousin, quarter sized blossoms are an intense red, palmate foliage is wonderful, hummingbird magnet
Morning Glory, Grandpa Ott's, 60 days, up to 120" tall, this variety often self-sows, but may cross with other nearby varieties yielding random color variations
Morning Glory, Heavenly Blue, 75 days, up to 144" tall, late, but worth the wait, old cottage garden variety
Morning Glory, Venice Blue, up to 72" tall, stunning patterns of blue and violet, I absolutely love these
Morning Glory, Venice Pink, up to 72" tall, stunning patterns of pink and carmine red, just stunning in the garden or mixed border
Thunbergia, Arizona Glow, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost
Thunbergia, Arizona Glow, growing on a trellis, east side of house, part shade. Photo doesn't do it justice, these babies will blossom more in full sunshine
Thunbergia, Arizona Rose Sensation, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost
Thunbergia, Sunny Susy Brownie, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost