clematis with good foliage

kitykat(6a)August 1, 2012

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:

Betty Corning

Duchess of Albany


Prince Charles

Polish Spirit

integrifolia 'alba'

Artic Queen

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???

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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

I do not think the foliage on 'Ramona' looks bad, and that on C. Montana Grandiflora and C. Armandi looks beautiful. The latter even looks wonderful in Winter, being evergreen.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 8:50AM
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