Two Questions Re Getting Educated

westy1941(Boulder County, CO)May 31, 2010

Don't want to go buy a book - is there a site where I can learn more about clems? I don't understand the terms (tangutica, species, etc.) and would like a list of what a Type 1,2, and 3 are and why there are different types in the first place - what does this mean. Also would like to know the hardiest for zone 5, the most prolific bloomers, how to care for, et cetera. I'd sure like to know why the leaves turn brown and crispy on the bottom - usually after bloom. Oh yes, and the best mail order houses.

Thanks,

Westy

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bob414(USDA 9, Sunset 15)

You might find most of the information you're looking for at this site. As far as mail order goes there is a recent post on this forum listing the favorite sources of people on the forum.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 12:34PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

If you read the threads on this board you'll find loads of information.

The pruning types are based on how the Clematis bloom. Some bloom on new growth only, some bloom on old and some bloom on both.

Hard pruning type IIIs also keeps the growth and blooms lower on the plant. If you never prune them down you end up with bare vines with all growth and blooms at the top.

On Type IIs if you never prune you often end up with long scraggly vines with few flowers or a big tangled ball of dead stems.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 12:39PM
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