This is a nice plant have had it for 4-5 years have it in a pot with plumeria. Seems to like it in there look forward to seeing it every year
Dana, that's beautiful! So the clem. doesn't mind being sheltered inside over the winter I gathered? Thanks for sharing the pix.
What's a gorgeous combo!!!! Woohooo, Jeanne is back, welcome home my favorite Clematis Queen!
Pirl & Kim...dearest...thanks for the welcome back..I've missed you soooooo much...I have new pics and will post them...life is so busy...but gardening never will take a backseat until I'm too old to move...they'll have to pull that clematis that I try to plant from my cold dead hands for sure!!
Wow, love the picture of Princess Diana with Solina! I would have guessed that the blooms were much smaller than that, more like Rogucchi (sp?). I love the bell-shaped ones, but just can't seem to keep Rogucchi alive. Maybe I'll give Princess Di a try instead.
That is a beauty! I'm sort of new to clems and bought a few recently and I'm glad one of them was Princess Di.
"Princess Di" never disappoints..that is why I am sickened that Clematis "Duchess of Albany" wilted and I am still watching to see if she comes back..if not I am definitely going to get another one..I am soooooo wanting "Lady Bird Johnson"..she is yellow and named after a fellow Texan...Jeanne
Sad to say I don't think my John Paul II is coming back. It was a gorgeous clem, but just never took off like my other clems, and this year there isn't anything but a dead stem from last year. Sniff sniff. I was just thinking that I would move it this year, if it wasn't thriving there, too.
RIP, John Paul II!
Bookerc1, maybe it's tad early on your zone for this JP to awaken?
Bookerc - my original Omoshiro is showing me nothing but dead stem from last year. We're left to wait and wonder as we hope we'll be surprised.
Some are slower to wake up than others (zone 7 they should be growing like gangbusters..I am in zone 8 and you are not that far behind me..I've already had my prune 3's flush and hard pruned them again for round 2) ..if not cut to soil line and water well...she'll wake up by sending new shoots..you can prune at top to see if the vine is green if not that vine is dead and should be pruned down to the soil line..the roots are most probably viable...Jeanne
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I have five sleepy heads, two of which I have no hope for but I did clip back some of the top on Omoshiro and it did have green interior so I'm thinking it has to be our much cooler than normal spring that's delaying growth. I will cut all old growth off and see what happens. Thanks, Jeanne.
Green=viable...Yeaaaaaaa...I am thrilled for you!!..I am hard pruning some of my two's as they are one or two viners...and I want "bushy" clems..Just like Peer..a dear very knowledgeable friend of mine from New Zealand..he lives in a warm climate like me and says hard pruning 2's make them better...I never get doubles from clematis like "Proteus" because I don't have the cold winters to induce them to double on old wood so I have nothing to lose...check out this posting
Hope it was helpful...Jeanne
Lovely, Jeanne. Mine would look as good but the deer love to eat all new growth.
Cut back Omoshiro about 20 minutes ago and there is definitely green - nothing brittle.
Pirl..I am so thrilled for you..it's so nice to know I am not the only one that freaks when I thinking I am losing one of my beloved clematis..they are one of my biggest joys..as pathetic as that sounds..It's the truth ..I do love them so....
When there is the slightest show of any kind of growth you'll hear me screeching with delight.
Jeanne seeing yours I think I need to take mine out of the pot its been in there for years! I bring it in every winter should live just fine threw the winter
All of my other clems are up and growing, and setting buds, so I don't think it is my zone. Maybe I'll hit it with some extra water and fertilizer, and see what happens. I don't give up easily.
Booker - we share the same angst and the same watering to try and urge them to grow.
What a sweet face on that one!
No blooms at all on Duchess of Albany? Would you consider giving it a drink of some Bloom Buster product?
Whoa! The more I looked at Princess Di, the more I like, I really LIKE lol.
I am making some compost tea this w/e and will be sure to let her sip it!
Banana..try Alfalfa tea...you'd be amazed that it is like putting your Clems on steriods and that goes for all your plants...Jeanne
Could I use the cubes of alfalfa sold where the rabbit food is and just let is steep apart in the water? Or is this something I'd need to find at a feed store?