Is there such a thing as too many clematis?
My back yard is tiny, and I already have 8 clematis in it. (There are many more along the side of my house.) There's an opening in the yard where my King George V was, which of course needs to be filled, and a perennial recently turned up its toes, leading me immediately to rejoice: "Yahoo -- space for another clematis!" But five years down the road, am I going to regret this for some reason? This is only my second year as a total clematis junkie, and I need guidance. What's back there are Crimson King, Ice Blue, H.F. Young, Henryi, Niobe, Alba Luxurians, Galore, and Petite Faucon. Most of them are planted about 18 inches apart. Thanks for any counseling you can give. This forum is so helpful -- I'm addicted to it, too.