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What would be the recommended choice of plant/s for growing up, and through, a 5 foot tall obelisk in a full sun position?
Something fragrant and not rampant, if possible.



I have grown the annual Petunia Tidal Wave before and they are ideal for an obelisk only downside is the are annuals.

26 Mar, 2014


I just bought a climbing rose "Pink Perpetue" for my obelisk.

26 Mar, 2014


A climbing rose - but check the ultimate height carefully and don't go for a 20-footer! plus a clematis armandii for spring interest.

26 Mar, 2014


oops! the one I got grows to 15ft! Will have to keep it trimmed I think!

26 Mar, 2014


Buddleja alternifolia, the 'Argentea' cultivar is less rampant.

26 Mar, 2014


Thank you all for the input.
I rather like the buddleja concept - I already have "alternifolia" and didn't consider that idea.
Maybe put some runner beans to scramble with it until it fills out!
Thanks again for all your suggestions.

27 Mar, 2014


Or everlasting sweetpeas?

28 Mar, 2014

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