Princess Diana?

tulipsmiles(6 South of Boston)March 18, 2009

I just received a Wayside Farms Spring Catalog and saw a Princess Diana Clematis. It is very striking.

Has anyone grown this variety? Any tips or advice with it?

Thanks.

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I have it, It is pretty but it has gotten mildew every year for me.

I would not buy it from Wayside, they charge way too much for really small plants.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 5:29PM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

I also have it. It gets huge for me and blooms for a long time. No mildew here, but that usually isn't a problem for me anyway. I like it.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:33AM
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tulipsmiles(6 South of Boston)

This is great to know - thanks for the info.
BTW - I agree about Wayside and their prices / sizes!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 10:35AM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Ditto to it not being a stellar performer in my garden. Prone to mildew as well here as are many of the texensis hybrids except for Duchess of Albany (at least in my garden anyways). I agree with Wayside charging way to much for the size plants they ship.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 5:02PM
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lily_g(7b Ga)

I have Princess D on the corner of a porch getting morning sun, midday sun, and complete shade after 2:00 p.m. She has grown to 15 feet several years and remained healthy (and glorious with many gorgeous blooms)--until last summer when she died back with something nasty--mildew? wilt? Cornell spray has helped me with wilt on phlox--wonder if it would help on Diana.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 11:16AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Likely mildew, I'm not familiar with Cornell spray but a fungicide would help. I'm just too lazy to do it. I buy them then forget to use them.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 12:59PM
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lily_g(7b Ga)

Oops--I meant mildew on the phlox, of course. I'll try the Cornell formula on Diana--she's too wonderful to lose.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 2:46PM
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