Clematis forum: Clematis on the ground

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 19, 2013 11:49 AM CST
I am considering planting Clematis columbiana, which is native to my area, in a west facing boulder outcropping. I am attempting to keep this area as natural as possible and thought the clematis creeping along the ground might be cool. Any experience with this application? Thoughts? Wondering if it may be too hot with the afternoon sun? Thanks.
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Jul 29, 2013 8:34 PM CST

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Sorry Deb, doesn't look like anyone here has any experience with it. Shrug!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jul 29, 2013 9:24 PM CST
All I know is that letting it grow on the ground is a great idea especially if you like that naturalized look. Apparently it was common to do that in England in the past, I don't know about your particular clematis though
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 29, 2013 10:19 PM CST
Well, first I have to actually FIND the native variety (always a bit of a challenge), then I'll just experiment and see how it goes.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jul 31, 2013 5:50 PM CST
Smiling Smiling I hope you can find it. I am still searching for the native texensis
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Carolyn22
Aug 6, 2013 5:05 PM CST
Bonehead -

I dont' have C. Columbiana, however - I love the integrifolias. I have a number of them and I allow them to scramble on the floor of my garden and through shrubs. Give it a try. Personally I love the look. I just put in a C. Alba and a pink one as well (her name escapes me!).

This one is C. Hukuree
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C. Fascination
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C. Durandii




Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Aug 6, 2013 6:55 PM CST
canadanna said: Smiling Smiling I hope you can find it. I am still searching for the native texensis


I bought some native texensis from Brushwood Nursery a couple years ago. They don't have them listed currently but if you ask they may tell you if and when they may have them again.

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 12, 2013 10:00 PM CST
Thanks Brian. I am on the waiting list at Brushwood.
Those scrambling clematis look great!

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