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Question about Henryi

Posted by tryingtodecorate (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 26, 10 at 23:03

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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RE: Question about Henryi

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

RE: Question about Henryi

Whomever wrote that hybrids must be near foundations is whack.

RE: Question about Henryi

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.

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