Vine for NM - Knowledgebase Question

Truth or Consequences, NM
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Question by snmbush
March 14, 1998
Will clematis grow in the desert climate of Truth or Consequences, NM and what variety would do best? I have a stucco archway where I would like a flowering vine.

Answer from NGA
March 14, 1998
Clematis prefers a rich, cool, humus-rich soil--I think it would be difficult to cultivate one in your region. Better choices might be trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) or trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans).

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