Opinions on putting Clematis here

rdbrya2August 8, 2014

I have been seeing beautiful pictures of Clematis and am thinking of planting some here on this brick wall. Would it be best to put a large trellis on this brick wall and let it climb? Otherwise I was thinking of replacing what is in the 2 big pots in the picture and just putting the trellis in the pots similar to this link


I love that Artic Queen variety.

Is it too late to plant them now in August? I am in Zone 9 and it is still 90 degree weather here, but if I plant now, do they die in the winter then come back?

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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

I think that will look very pretty!

I would wait until spring just to be safe. I am in zone 5 so I could be totally wrong but I don't think they would do much growing right now in the heat anyway and the high temperatures would just stress them out.

Good luck! I love clematis. :o)


    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 1:21AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

In your climate Mandevillea might be a better choice....going to be very hot next to that wall and on that patio with reflection from the pool. Not a great spot for Clematis, even those that do better in warmer climates...Mandevillea will bloom longer and not go dormant in winter

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 2:33PM
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I'm Z9. That location would not do well for Clems and lots of others, judging by space & light considerations. I would recommend a simple small potted plant on the far end of that bench, allowing plenty of room for movement.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:18AM
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