Clematis forum: What is your Favorite CLEMATIS?

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Feb 11, 2010 9:03 AM CST
Hello, I would like to hear which Clematis folks like the most, and why?
Guess mine are Nellie Moser and Niobe...this year! LOL.
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 11, 2010 9:41 AM CST
I'd have to say it's a tie. My favorites are the deep blues. I like to cut them and bring them inside with white roses for bouquets. Elsa Spath produces beautiful, rich-colored blooms numerous times during the season and is one of my favorites.

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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 11, 2010 9:42 AM CST
And that one ties with Climador, also a deep, rich-colored bloom... but on a much shorter plant that can be grown on the patio or in the garden.


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Name: DawnLL
Ontario
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DawnLL
Feb 13, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Well my favourites change all the time.....although I like easy growing clematis myself. The one that has never failed me and has produced such wonderful blooms has been The President. I guess I like it cause I have never had yellowing on the leaves......it is a nice bushy plant and the blooms are just gorgeous and last at least 6 weeks for me.

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Name: DawnLL
Ontario
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DawnLL
Feb 13, 2010 8:48 AM CST
Bliss I love your photo of the Climador......how tall does that one grow?
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
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Katg
Mar 11, 2010 12:51 AM CST
This is kind of funny to me. I was looking through some old photo's tonight and came across one of my Mom's "pride and joy" plants. This picture was probably taken about 30 years ago but I so remember this beautiful Climatis that she had forever. And that's my house I grew up in in Hamilton Ontario!

I guess this is one of the reasons I crave to grow Climatis here...

Kathy

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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 11, 2010 7:54 PM CST
Dawn, Climador is one of the smaller clems. It can easily go in a container or on a smaller orb-type structure. Growing recommendations show it topping out around 4 to 5 feet, but mine has remained shorter because I prune it midseason. I've got mine on a small 3 foot structure in the front of the garden with Bitter Lemon pelargonium growing around it. It makes a pretty display! There is also a Pink Climador that is very pretty, but I've found it is a little more sensitive to our heat. Either one should do just fine for you up there.

Kat, beautiful clematis!!! I can see why you're eager to get started with them. Did you see the article I posted on Clematis for Hot Climates? Dave has given us the tools now, so I'm publishing as quick as I can! =P (Check out the link in the right info box that says "Articles".)
~Evey =)

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Name: Veronica
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indygardengal
Mar 12, 2010 10:22 PM CST
Hi Evey
Just wanted to let you know I just a few minutes ago ordered 2 new clems. I chose shorter ones and plan to grow them in pots.
I got Cl. Guernsey and Cl.Hyde Hall. I've never grown clems in pots so I'm excited..
Didn't know where to post this so guess I'll just say at this time these are" My Favorites." Hilarious!
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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 12, 2010 10:28 PM CST
Well, YAY! I'm a huge fan of the shorter clems. My Hyde Hall is just now awakening for spring... lots of new foliage popping out all over. Guernsey Cream is one of my favorites. It is one of the few Patens with yellow coloring. It can look so beautiful in fading light too. There's a great photo of it by Cees posted on the database, and another gorgeous posted over on my site. It's just one of those blooms that seems so "romantic" to me.
~Evey =)

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Mar 13, 2010 4:46 PM CST
Hi everyone! Thanks for all the lovely pics and great information on your favorites! I see my clems are just awakening in the garden, so soon I will be able to contribute some here.... Last year I went "clem crazy" (every year it is a different plant, sure you all can relate! Smiling ) Bought some new trellises at Tuesday Morning.....
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 14, 2010 8:26 AM CST
Janice, I can definitely relate! I've done a plant a year since we moved to the house. By the end, I hope to have something 1/100th as pretty as Zuzu's garden!
~Evey =)

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 14, 2010 8:30 AM CST
How do I find the article on Clems for hot climates? Sorry if this in the wrong thread...or maybe a new one can be started. Smiling
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Herbs Garden Art
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 14, 2010 8:34 AM CST
Edited to remove links to Cubits articles that no longer exist.
~Evey =)

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 14, 2010 9:19 AM CST
Thanks! I found it once but couldn't figure out how to do it again.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Mar 18, 2010 8:22 PM CST
So far I have planted C. Rooguchi, Killian Donohue and Niobe. I also have a jackmanii which a previous owner planted at the house in Asheville and I will try to get cuttings for rooting of it before it goes on the market this year. Checked earlier tonight and Rooguchi and Donohue are putting out new growth, but by the time I got around back to Niobe, it was too dark to see. Have to check her out tomorrow!

Several more I want to acquire: Ramona, Asao, Elsa Spaeth, just to name a few.
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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Herbs Garden Art
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BlissfulGarden
Mar 19, 2010 1:14 AM CST
I HIGHLY recommend Elsa... she's a beauty! The large dark blooms are very striking.

~Evey =)

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Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
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Roses_R_Red
Jun 26, 2010 7:50 AM CST
I just love my Crystal Fountain. I put it at the base of a crape myrtle bush. It started to wind up the bush and then was cut off at ground level because of high winds moving the branches of the bush to which it was attached. It looks like it's starting from scratch again.

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 13, 2013 8:02 PM CST
Omoshiro, as if there is any doubt!

Clematis (Clematis 'Omoshiro')
Name: Jan Matherly
Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a)
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meadowyck
Nov 13, 2013 8:52 PM CST
I love Potus, as I love having both double and single blooms from it.




Blessings to you,
Jan
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 13, 2013 9:45 PM CST
The variations in the colors are also very nice.

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