how shady can a clematis go?

eblin(7a)April 20, 2011

We have a bed against a fence that is definitely shady, though it gets reflected light off a white garage. Are there any clematis species that will do well there? Or am I stuck with hostas?

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katie(Zone 8a NoCA)

I have found that clematis are like roses and need 6 hours of sun a day. There are some clematis sold as being "good for shade" but I don't agree with that. As for the shade situation also try heuchera - the leaves come in lovely lime colors in addition to reds, orange and greens. Also consider hellebores.

Katie

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 2:40PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Do not tell Josephine! She doesn't know that! Of course she is in full sun until the tree leafs out:

And then she climbs the tree:

kay

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 10:12PM
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