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Opinions on putting Clematis here

Posted by rdbrya2 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 10:39

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

http://www.houzz.com/clematis-container-combo

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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RE: Opinions on putting Clematis here

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)

Michaela


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RE: Opinions on putting Clematis here

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


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RE: Opinions on putting Clematis here

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.


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