Question about Henryi

fluffybuttAugust 26, 2010

Is this type of clematis better for planting near a foundation or is it good for the middle of the yard. I ready something about hybrids not working well away from a foundation, but I don't know what the Henryi is. I'm looking for something to grow on an arbor. I'd like to pair two different varieties, one white and one pink, if anyone has any recommendations.

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opheliathornvt zone 5

Mine grows just fine on an obelisk in the middle of the yard.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 9:47AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Whomever wrote that hybrids must be near foundations is whack.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 9:46PM
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It's the other way around. Sometimes clematis don't do well near a foundation because the eaves of the house can prevent rain from reaching the soil nearest to the foundation. This is especially true further south because the eaves are deeper whereas here in the north the eaves are typically only about a foot deep. If someone who is fairly new to gardening isn't aware of the potential dry-soil-near-the-foundation problem, they might not supplement with extra water.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 10:48AM
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