The Q&A Archives: Clematis Vines

Question: Just made 2 new trellis from plans in home &garden mag. I'm looking for recommendations for flowery vines that can be planted and trained for seven foot height. Are clematis good or would you recommend another species?

Answer: The smaller clematis are perfect for that size trellis, another perennial vine to consider might be a red-flowered honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). Many annual vines are also excellent for that size trellis. You might experiment with Morning Glories, Cardinal Climber, Cobaea, Dolichos, and Moonflower -- all available through Burpee. You may order a catalog at the website or call 1-800-888-1447.

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