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I have a small greenhouse (9'x9' and 9' tall at peak) that I’d like to grow a vine inside and have it grow up through the exposed rafters. I think it would look very nice.

The vine species would:

  • Have to be planted in a large pot and run up the wall since the greenhouse floor is finished with permeable pavers, i.e., it can’t be planted into the ground.
  • Be able to handle the heat on a sunny day.
  • Be at most moderate in its water requirements.
  • Ideally be a species that flowers.

Any recommendations for vine species?

FYI: I’m in a temperate climate in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it never gets below freezing here.

  • I saw a potted wisteria in a greenhouse. Flowering and beautiful. It ran down a center rod in the green house; must have been 40 feet long. – Wayfaring Stranger Jun 29 at 23:40
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There are many fun climbing plants to choose from. ~

Morning Glory (Great for a variety of colors)

Moonflowers (the large, white blooms only open at night)

Climbing Hydrangea

Bougainvillea

Wisterias (these are very dramatic flowering vines)

I have grown most of those plants in large containers. I haven't grown the Climbing Hydrangeas myself but I have seen several people grow them successfully in large container pots.

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Jasmine might be excellent great effloration too, or climbing flowers might be good, either annuals or perennials, or, maybe some cherry tomatoes of a strain which just keeps growing, Jasmine & tomatoes grow well together; might be able to keep the tomatoes year round, and get some delicious tomatoes too: theyre quite atractive actually, and have nice little flowers, and the fruits are colourful: might need to pollinate them with a little brush if nothing there to pollinate them or little wind movement action

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    I currently have a tomato plant in my greenhouse that I've been pollinating with a small brush. So far, it seems to be working since tomatoes are starting to grow. – Paul J. Lucas Jul 3 at 17:06

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