Question about Ernest Markham clematis

kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)May 5, 2010

Is he a group 2 or 3? Different answers at different sources. Now I'm not sure. Anyone know which he belongs to? I just planted him last year, so I'm not sure yet how he behaves in my garden.



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bob414(USDA 9, Sunset 15)

As clematis on the web says Ernest is a group 2 which is often treated as a group 3. I treat him as group 3.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2010 at 11:17PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

You can treat him either way but After hardpruning him for a couple of years..I now treat him as a pruning group 2 and I was Amazed how HUGE his blooms were this year..mine is 5 years old...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 9:20AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I don't have him but have seen him up close and personal and his color is sure pretty. I just happened to have that album open on Photobucket so here he is. These flowers were pretty big but not ginormous. :)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 11:58AM
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