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knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2007
4:05 AM

Post #3171233

Can anyone recommend a good clematis, for a shady area (morning sun only...faces north) trellis in this area? I love them, have never grown one, and I need full coverage on this trellis. Approx. 9'H x 6'W.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2007
12:43 PM

Post #3171732

Knolan..any of the Viticella's/pruning group 3's would be awesome for a first time clematis in your gardens...do you have a particular color you'd like?...Also you can go to "Clematis on the Web"
http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/ and click on "Clematis Search" http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemlistsearch.cfm and then put in "Tepal Color" and click on the menu on "Group"...scroll and click on "Viticella"...this will bring up the ones that you might consider..I love this site as it will also tell you height
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2007
9:20 PM

Post #3173240

knolan:

This website lists Clematis that enjoy growing on the North side or in a partially shaded area.

http://www.chalkhillclematis.com/nursery_shop/partialshade.htm
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #3173516

Thank you both so much! These websites are going to take a loooooong time to browse through and pick out what I want. So far, I've picked out more tan a dozen that I would love to have.

Awesome! I'll post my choice(s)...hahaha.

Kristi
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2007
2:00 AM

Post #3173892

I'm past 20. Here are my double stars (let me know what ya'll think):

Multi-Blue
Vyvyan Penell
Denny's Double
Chalcedony
Pupura Plena Elegans
Etoile Violet

What a tough decision! I think my spot will be perfect for these gorgeous plants. I had no idea we could grow them well down this far.

By the way, JeanneTX - I grew up in Willis! My Dad and uncle still live up on the lake!
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2007
2:15 AM

Post #3173927

Hey Knolan..I live in 7 coves!!..Anywhere near me??...My Favourite of the the Viticella's is Venosa Violacea...Jeanne

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knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2007
2:31 AM

Post #3173972

Right across from you. My uncle has the weird house that looks like it has a Chinese roof in old Cap's Edition. My grandmother owned the pretty little house next to it before she passed away. My father lives in Twin Shores.

That is gorgeous!
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2007
2:39 AM

Post #3174000

I meant to ask, how tall does that get? I'm looking for something in the 10' range. It will replace a passion flower that 1) doesn't get enough sun and 2) the gulf fritillary's devour it so...it's at the entrance to my porch so I need something that won't be eaten alive all of the time. I'll transplant the pf for the cats in an area not so exposed.
JeanneTX
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2007
12:52 PM

Post #3174652

Small world ..isn't it..I think I know which house you mean..LOL.."VV" can get to be anywhere from 6-12 feet tall...but remember she is a pruning group 3 and that means you hard prune her around Feb 14th and fertilize her and she will bloom on the new vines produced...here I hard prune her about 3 time during our long growing season and refertilize and get three bloom periods...
http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=585
we are very fortunate with our long growing season as far as the group 3's are concerned...Jeanne

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