Question: What vine can I grow against my house?

Answer: English ivy is the best clinging vine for shady landscapes. Boston ivy (unrelated but similar in appearance) is best for the sun, although it may scorch when grown on reflective western exposures. Virginia creeper is a larger clinging vine for sunny sites, and fig ivy is used in the southern half of the state. English ivy and fig ivy are evergreen. Boston ivy and Virginia creeper are deciduous, often with attractive red fall color.