Where should I plant 'Frankie?'

ginjjMay 29, 2009

I bought this last summer from Chalk Hill Farms and have yet to plant it. It is full of cute, small purple (blooms were supposed to be blue!) flowers. If any of you have planted it I'd love a suggestion as to what it should grow up through.

Thanks

Ginny

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

FYI
No Clematis is truly blue, some are bluer than others but they are all purple or lavender.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 11:26AM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Give Frankie 6-8 hours of Morning sun and some shade for your hot evenings...keeping him moist for sure especially in the heat of summertime...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 11:37AM
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ginjj

Will Frankie be ok in an area that only gets 2-3 hours of sun - a bit in the morning and a bit at noon? Of course I want to see those darling flowers.

Also wondering what he grows up best on - another plant or a trellis?

Thanks

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 12:26PM
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janetpetiole(4b)

In your zone, only 2-3 hours is probably enough.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 3:16PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Clematis like Roses need at Least 6 hours of sun...anything less and they won't perform...Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 5:10PM
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janetpetiole(4b)

Several sources state that Frankie can tolerate shade.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 6:35PM
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