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silver lace vine


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From:Date:Zone:
Carol25-May-05 07:00 PM EST 5a   
Patricia27-May-05 08:45 PM EST 5   
Carol28-May-05 11:48 AM EST 5a   
Carol31-May-05 04:48 PM EST 5a   
Nancy01-Jun-05 02:09 PM EST 5   
Candalee11-Jan-06 06:19 PM EST 4b   
Michelle. L.16-Jan-06 10:51 PM EST 5b   
Nancy17-Jan-06 02:30 PM EST 5   
Patricia17-Jan-06 05:42 PM EST 5   
Barbara25-Jun-09 01:35 AM EST 5a   


Subject: dead vines?
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 25-May-05 07:00 PM EST

I put up a trellis last year, added a trumpet vine, on one side, and a silver lace vine on the other, I also put in a wisteria close by, beside a fence. All of them seem to be dead. The silver lace did start to come back but now it looks like it changed it's mind. Of course I can't find the receipts. Is there some thing I can do to get these back? Carol


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 27-May-05 08:45 PM EST

Of the three, the trumpet vine is the most hardy. The wisteria and the silver lace are a bit tender for zone 5a, to my way of thinking. They would be happier in zone 6 at least, for instance, silver lace grew very happily at our Toronto home, but I would never try it in Ottawa: too cold.

You should also think about what time of year you planted last year: are you sure you gave the three vines plenty of time to establish themselves? Did they get lots of water, did they get food? What is the location? What side of the house? North is tougher. South would be better.

These are all questions you should be asking yourself. Good luck!


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 28-May-05 11:48 AM EST

The silver lace is coming now, and so is the wisteria. I am still keeping my fingers crossed for the trumpet. They are all three in pretty protected places, and I have been pretty good about fertilizer, and water too. Time was the missing ingretient I think. I had an ash tree out front that took much longer than my neighbours, although they are both the same tree. Mine was planted last year, whereas my neighbours is a few years old. The time to establish seems to really make a difference. Carol


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 31-May-05 04:48 PM EST

Here's an update for anyone who cares...all three fines are coming now. I am so pleased, they were just slow, and as this is their first spring since planting last year I guess they are still a little shocked. Still no life on my butterfly bush, but I have a fern coming now that I thought was dead. Carol


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 01-Jun-05 02:09 PM EST

That's good news, Carol. There's still hope for your buddlia. Mine's just showing the first few shoots at the base now.


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Candalee
Zone: 4b
Date: 11-Jan-06 06:19 PM EST

I planted a silver lace vine several years ago, and trained it to climb a wall. It is absolutely gorgeous every year, and is huge. I have never seen it root and come up somewhere else, so I don't know what they mean by it being like a weed. Pruning is an absolute necessity. One year I was sick and didn't and it covered the roof. I'm trying to figure out how to get starts off of it to plant along a chain link fence.


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 16-Jan-06 10:51 PM EST

Hi Candalee, i have wanted to plant one for a long time but was scared off by hearing they root everywhere even far from where they are planted. this doesn't happen to you?? any tips on pruning you could give me would be very much appreciated. thanks


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 17-Jan-06 02:30 PM EST

I've heard that silver lace vine gets very big if not pruned hard, but have never heard about it spreading underground. I'm planning to buy a silver lace vine this spring to climb up a dead plum tree.

Trumpet vine, however is notorious for popping up over 6 feet from where it started.


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 17-Jan-06 05:42 PM EST

You are right! Silver lace just goes haywire up in the air. It does not sprout everywhere from the ground.


Subject: RE: silver lace vine
From: Barbara (barbara001@rogers.com)
Zone: 5a
Date: 25-Jun-09 01:35 AM EST

Hi...I planted 4 silver lace vines in May to cover a chain link fence. Two of the vines turned yellow so I returned them and replaced them. The new ones are growing great. One of the original vines is growing like crazy and flowered, but the last original vine is turning yellow again. They face on the East side and get plenty of sun. What makes them flourish and then start turning yellow? Frustrated...


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