An elderly neighbor rooted this clematis vine from a clipping off of one of hers and gave it to me last year. I don't know the name/cultivar. This is the first time it has bloomed and this is my first ever clematis. :~)
Very pretty DWMike. I'm with Elaine, congrats on you being able to get one to root. I have tried and tried and they look like they are gonna root and then they die. I got in on ChefMike's Coop last year and brought a few more that I didn't have and they are doing nice. 2 have bloomed already but I put them in pots and the bloom is smaller.
I have high humidity and heat here from June lst to late September..
The perennials that were photogenic and did super well for me the lst year
after planting were tall garden phlox, coneflowers, there have been dozens I have
planted and they were just pulled up due to wilt and mildew...the next
I can grow clematis well here...in amended clay soil on an elevated area in the yard
with only 4 hours of sun a day if that much...
I can grow daylilys here beautifully and most salvias..
Iris I can grow..so that is what I have narrowed down to growing in hot humid
southern states...after 15 years of trial and error...
It got expensive and disheartening because I had to buy all my plants
and no one shared theirs..I have given so many nice plants away
I tried to do unto others as I would like them to do to me..
Wow, Sheri, your clematis are gorgeous. Who wouldn't love clematis after seeing this? I have loved them for years but only planted some about 3 years ago. They lay on the ground or crawled up their short trellis (that came with the plant) and sort of limped along with one or two blooms last year. This spring, I just decided to get some trellises since they were obviously never going to grow up my privacy fence without help and they've bloomed and bloomed and gone over the top to the other side. I love love love them and got a new one this spring--a double bloom, Belle of Woking. I can't wait to see it bloom like the others. :)