Silly me, I posted over on the gallery side with this question! Let's try this again.
Hi everyone! Have enjoyed a brilliant show for the last several weeks featuring Jackmanni with a Zepherine Drouhin rose, & a lavender clematis that I don't know the name of. The roses are all finished, & the clematis are starting to fade. Soon the blooms will be all gone! What can I plant so that I can enjoy seeing a fabulous clematis vine on my trellis for the rest of the summer?
I keep seeing "Ernest Markham" listed as a late bloomer, but I'm confused about what color he is! Some pics feature & describe him as red, while in others he looks quite hot pink. Does anyone know what the real deal is?
I live in zone 7/borderline with zone 8. My clematis are growing on substantial trellises. Here's a pic, but the clematis were only demonstrating about 15% of what they eventually produced a couple of weeks after I took this pic. Wish I'd captured the full bloom time. It was striking!
Thanks for any suggestions.
Here is a link that might be useful: