UPDATE 2022 – Well this guy has been reeeal slow to start. Sadly in its first summer the main vine was severed by some person or critter (likely a squirrel) and so had to recover from that. Perhaps that set it back, but even this spring after a year of recovery it’s still pretty spindly. I’ve halfway given up on this vine and planted an evergreen clematis on the east side of the sunroom and a vigorous deciduous clematis to the west. It will be a race to see which one wins out!
Looking forward to seeing how this vine does. I’d never heard of holboellia before doing research to find a suitable specimen for underneath the sunroom. It seems to be the right size and is evergreen, and has the lower deck stairs to shade its roots. And it fruits! Hopefully they won’t be a mess.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!