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All About Clematis

By goldfinch4
February 21, 2012

Despite what you may have heard about growing clematis, these beautiful plants are quite easy to grow. There are many variables to take into consideration when selecting the perfect plant for your location.

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Name: Magga
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magga
Feb 22, 2012 5:45 AM CST
Thank you Chris for this wonderful article. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up I have dreamt about having a clematis for some years, but still have not got one. I have seen a few here in Iceland, probably the hardiest of all not the ones with the fancy flowers. We have short summers here with temps varying from 60°- 65°F (higher in sheltered gardens) during the day from June until middle September, and we have cool winters, not really hardy. I sure would like to try growing them. Which ones do you thing would make it here ? Confused Lovey dubby Angel
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goldfinch4
Feb 22, 2012 7:21 AM CST
Glad you enjoyed the article Magga! I personally think the hardiest of all clematis are the viticella hybrids. 'Venosa Violacea' is a very popular one that should be in every garden. Smiling They do well in both cool and warm climates. The flowers aren't as large as some of the others, but they make up for it with a large number of flowers blooming over a long period of time. They come in a nice assortment of colors and flower shapes, and they aren't subject to clematis wilt! A great reason to grow them anywhere. It would also be helpful in your climate to mulch them well in the fall.

I hope you're able to find some so you can give them a try!

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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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magga
Feb 22, 2012 3:05 PM CST
Thank you very much Chris, I will be on the lookout for seeds, I don´t think I will find plants in nurseries here, but I will look there anyway. Thumbs up Whistling Whistling
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 22, 2012 4:21 PM CST
Good luck Magga! Let me know if you find some! Thumbs up
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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
May 7, 2012 12:13 PM CST
I just bought a Clematis Ville de Lyon. I´m not quite sure if it is hardy enough for Iceland, our weather is so different from most countries. Our winters are not very cold, seldom lower than 5°F, but usually more like 15-25°F. The summers are cool 60°-70¨F. I think it is still too cold here to plant it in my garden, but I´m very excited to see how it does here. Hurray!
Magga
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
May 7, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Wonderful - how exciting! Good luck and post pictures when it blooms! Hurray!
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