fast growing vine for protection from sun

Asked April 30, 2018, 9:22 AM EDT

Last spring we had a diseased ash tree removed from our boulevard, which has left our second floor, west-facing porch fully exposed to late afternoon sun. I'm wondering if you might recommend a fast growing annual vine that I could put in flower boxes or a container and train up a lattice to provide the leafy protection that we're sorely missing. The porch has a pergola-type structure which we can use to provide support for a climbing vine. Thanks for any suggestions you can provide! Lauren

Hennepin County Minnesota plant recommendations climbing vines horticulture

1 Response

Here is a list of annual vines commonly grown in Minnesota. Several should be suitable for your purpose.

https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/docs/08464-...