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clematis with good foliage

Posted by kitykat 5b/6a KS (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 12 at 13:58

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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RE: clematis with good foliage

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.

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