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Clematis suggestions for California

Posted by DandyLioness 95628 Sacramento (My Page) on
Tue, May 15, 12 at 23:55

Anyone have any suggestions on a Clematis that would do well in Sacramento, CA? The front of my house is EAST facing and there is a bare portion that would look lovely with a trellis leaning against it. I have white, purple, and yellow tones in the garden and I really like the look of the following:

-Florida Sieboldii
-Etoille Violette

I was thinking of putting both on the same trellis. In open to suggestions on other types though, or if anyone has experience with these I'd appreciate your thoughts on both plants :)

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RE: Clematis suggestions for California

I live in the central valley about 160 miles south of Sacramento, with similar heat related problems in the summer. I've had success with Warsaw Nike as a lovely purple with a faint red hue (sort of royal purple, with a velvety texture). For me, it produces a mass of blooms in the upper several feet in May. Last year toward the end of May and this year the first week in May. It has contrasty yellow anthers. There is a lesser flush toward the end of August. I've combined it with Justa, which is a smaller medium blue, with yellow anthers. It blooms at about the same time in May as WN and lasts most of the summer. Justa is advertised at 4-6' but grows to about 7' for me. Both have been able to handle the heat, but both need a tremendous amount of water and WN needs a lot of food. Good luck...

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