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|Positive ||whalloper ||On Apr 27, 2012, whalloper from Bear, DE wrote:
Awesome 7" violet, almost blue blooms with 8 petals pointed at the tips. The petals have a faint silvery center stripe laid on top of the viotet color, giving it a fascinating metallic finish.
I have had this plant for 3 seasons and I love it. I have trained it to grow up a fence which faces east. Currently have 21 open flowers, and 32 unopened buds as of 4/27.
When I fertilize my roses (Rose Tone), I usually throw some at the base of The President also.
|Positive ||nifty413 ||On Apr 11, 2007, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This is the only large-flowered clematis I've had success with in my years of trying to grow them here in North Texas. It must be in the right spot -- the roots receive no direct sunlight and the foliage only receives morning sun. It grows wonderfully amongst my 'Kathleen' climbing rose!
|Neutral ||mystic ||On Sep 23, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993.
|Negative ||fescuefairy ||On Jul 1, 2006, fescuefairy from Franklin, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
My neighbor and I both bought this clematis this spring and planted in good spots. Mine withered up and died a slow death within two months. My neighbors is doing the same. I've always had good luck with clematis but generally buy them very small. This was a very big plant in full bloom when I got it.Too bad, it had a beautiful bloom.
|Positive ||teatimer ||On Jun 12, 2005, teatimer from Lavrica
Slovenia (Zone 7a) wrote:
The president is a trooper. It does benefit from being cut back strongly in early spring. Flowering is delayed but the plant gets bushier and more resilient.
|Neutral ||Karenn ||On Oct 22, 2003, Karenn from Mount Prospect, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have 'The President', along with 'Josephine', 'Niobi', 'H. F. Young', 'Multi-blue', and two new ones I just put in the ground this year.
|Positive ||mingsmimi ||On May 29, 2002, mingsmimi from Sharpsville, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
My plant is now about 6 years old. I was hoping for more flowering; I don't know about cutting it back.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports)
San Leandro, California
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Metuchen, New Jersey
, New York
Lido Beach, New York
Southold, New York
Voorheesville, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina