I want a Clematis, now what?
Reading these posts makes me want a clematis...all atemps have failed; the evergreen, montana and ones with large flowers.... death from wilt to no return in the spring.
I live in the northwest zone 7. I'm on a lake that slopes, med bank. I can't control the wetness our winters bring. My sun is mid day a least 6 hours. Old Garden Roses do well, many perenials, hostas, rhodys, maples, day lilies, hydraingeas all do well. So so are peonies, iris and
Wet feet could be my worst factor, but I can build a retained rockery with a free standing trellis. Do you know what variety would be the most dependable? Should I plant it in a lot of compost with added grit for better drainage? Would a larger sized plant be better than a younger one and should it be planted now, spring or in the fall?
Your help is appreciated.