clematis for shade - Knowledgebase Question

farmington, Mi
Question by sfb34136
February 6, 2009
Can you recommend some clematis varieties which would be best for shade? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
February 6, 2009


In my experience they all need full sun to bloom well. While they will tolerate shade, they will grow sparsely and bloom less and less. If possible, direct sun all morning is a minimum. If the spot has some direct sun or very bright dappled light all day, you could experiment and see if you are happy with the results. Sometimes just a few blooms lighting up a dark corner is a lovely effect.

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