Help me choose a clematis please?

gardenbug(8b)March 9, 2010

Hi, I still haven't decided on a clematis and I want to plant some clematis this year next to my trellis/fence. I need some names of clematis that will thrive in morning shade and afternoon sun.(West Exposure) I prefer white, cream or a very rich mauve. Thank you.

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caroline_2008(Z 6)

I have several , and the sweet autumn can't be

beat. Smells wonderful and grows fast and

doesn't take much care. I love mine.


    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 10:11AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Huldine would be my choice. Most mauves will fade in afternoon sun.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 11:40AM
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See responses to your crosspost on the NW forum :-)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 11:53AM
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Thank you everyone for all your help. gardengal, thanks I will check the other forum. Sorry about my cross post. I will stay in the clematis forum.

Buyorsell-can I ask you why you think Huldine would be a good choice? I love the white. I think it will go lovely against my dark red cedar fence. The cedar posts are dark green.

I get morning shade along the fence until around 2pm and hot afternoon sun after that. West exposure. Would it be happy there?

Caroline - I like the idea of Montana because it's fast growing. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 1:25PM
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schifferle(5b NE Kansas)

Sweet Autumn can be very invasive although some say that they have absolutely no problems with it. People either adore it or hate/curse at it. Either way, it is a huge vine and needs a LOT of space. The Huldine sounds like a better suggestion. I'm partial to Alba Luxurians. It's a Viticella with white flowers that open with a splash of green on the tips and contrasting dark purple-black anthers. Grows to 12'

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 3:52PM
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