growing in a crack or nook is less an indication of resilience to grow anywhere than a preference to grow alone, without competition
Consider fragrance near gathering point or narrow pathway. Night scented stock, not much to look at during the day but in the evening their smell is divine. Easy to grow.
White wisteria is late to flower and won’t be disrupted by New York’s last minute frosts. The blue purple varieties suffer easily if they experience a bad frost after March when they start to bud.