clematis with good foliage
Granted, much of the country is experiencing major drought and high temps, but every year several/many of my Clems get ragged looking by mid summer. From the ground up to 3 or 4 ft, there are bare legs and brown leaves. Many times, several stems brown out and die completely, only to send out new growth through the tatters. All this with regular watering!
Looking good right now are:
Duchess of Albany
Most others are an embarrassment. The spring show is no longer making up for these ugly summer characteristics. Would like to hear from others. What looks good from year to year in high summer heat???