Clematis Recommendation - Knowledgebase Question

Nipomo, CA
Question by lynn65
April 2, 2001
Please recommend a clematis for following conditions:
Full sun to share arch with white rose
Full sun to share chain link fence with honeysuckle
I'm looking for large flowers, long blooming time, profuse
bloomer easy to grow and, of course, gorgeous. Thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
April 2, 2001


My favorite is Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' with its white flowers shaded with pink. If you want more of a contrast to your white rose, plant the pink flowering 'Farquhariana'. These are evergreen plants and are attractive even when not in bloom. The Jackman group of clematis are also very popular, and will grow beautifully along a fence. Try 'Gipsy Queen' for a rich violet-purple bloom, or 'Crimson Star' if you like red.

As with all clematis, provide shade for the roots and sun for the tops of the plants. You can place a large stone next to the main trunk to provide shade for the roots, or plant a small shrub in front of it to help keep the roots cool.

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