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Can I plant a climbing vine to cover a metal awning?

I have an atrocious metal awning over my front porch, with 4 metal, scrolly supports. Can I plant some climbing vines to grown up the metal supports and cover some or all of the awning? Total size of awning is about 6 ' deep by 13' wide. Thanks!

Submitted by csurano

Thanks for taking the time to write. Given the size of the area and your climate, I'd suggest going with clematis --- these perennial vines shouldn't get out of hand and should thrive in a sunny or partly sunny spot. There is a large number of clematis varieties available, so you could select spring-, summer-, or fall-blooming types in a wide range of shades of pink, red, blue, purple, and white.

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