Can Ville de Lyon take hot sun?
Just had to dig up a rambling rose which got RRD, and not too sure I want to plant another rose there. I had a Prince Charles clematis supposedly twining its way up the rose, but Prince Charles has never really thrived there. Don't know if it is Prince Charles or the spot that is the problem--lots of sun.
Anyway, thought I might for now put up a nice decorative trellis, wind Prince Charles up it, and add a Ville de Lyon or other reddish clematis to climb with Prince Charles. Do you think Ville de Lyon can take hot sun? I try to keep that spot well-watered, but it is truly a hot spot in my garden and sometimes dries out much faster than I expect.
What do you think? With care, might be workable? Bound to fail? Better reddish clematis that can take the hot sun better?