I planted one last spring near a garden wall with about equal amounts of sun and shade - also put in a trellis for support. It grew slowly but fine, and then one day it just started dying back. I was about to pull it and a friend said "let it go, maybe it will come back." Sure enough in early fall, it started going again, but never very large. This spring it started out again doing really well, then this morning I went out to find it fallen over and much of it dried out. I cut the dead parts and watered well (which I have been doing regularly). I also added a little THRIVE to the water, which I got from the local nursery for my trees. I don't know if its the soil or what. I have seen no kinds of bugs on or around it. Can you help me solve this mystery? Or should I just pull it up and plant something else? I live in Santa Fe, NM. Thank you.
Virginia Creeper Vine
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Creeping Virginia is generally quite easy to grow and forgiving of most soil conditions.
I would give your vine consistent water to help the vine become established.
Water enough for moist soil, not dry or soggy.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.