Clematis in Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Largo, FL
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Question by bacon
February 27, 1998
Will clematis survive the weather in Florida and if so what would be the best kind?

Answer from NGA
February 27, 1998
Clematis reticulata, also called Leather Flower, does well in North and Central Florida. This clematis should be planted where it will get 4 or 5 hours of sun a day. It does well in well drained, sandy soil. A support must be provided for it to run on. Plant in fall or spring. A summer mulch of straw, grass clippings, peat moss, or other material will help to retain moisture during the hot summer days. The mulch will also keep weeds under control.

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