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.
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
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.
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.
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