Groundnut

Groundnut by Fritzflohrreynolds (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons | 9 of the Best Flowering Vines for Shade | When I needed to hide my neighbor's shed from view in my shady garden, I had a tough time finding flowering vines for shade that were non-invasive. This list of perennial shade vines has some really pretty plants that won't take over your yard.

Groundnut by Fritzflohrreynolds (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Zones: 4 to 8

I was a little hesitant about including the Groundnut (or potato bean) in this list of vines for shade because it can be somewhat aggressive.

But it’s hard to leave it off the list since it’s an easy-to-grow plant with flowers that look like red Wisteria!

Groundnut is a native plant found in Eastern North America that blooms from July to September and thrives in the shade.

As I mentioned above, it can be quite aggressive so you probably don’t want to plant it in the garden bed with your favorite perennials.

You can find out more about the groundnut HERE.

But if you have a shady spot where it can spread out, it will put on quite a show.

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