Clematis forum: Clems with hydrangeas?

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 11, 2010 11:18 AM CST
Has anyone tried growing clems through hydrangeas? I have a PeeGee Hydrangea that I'm thinking of pairing a large, dark-flowered clem through and wondered if anyone else has tried this before. I'm thinking Rebecca or Ramona through it and perhaps even a Jackmanii, so I'll have red, white and blue!!
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Name: Christine Wootton
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CeeDub
May 11, 2010 8:24 PM CST
I like the idea of a clem growing up a tree hydrangea, but wouldn't the clemmie get lost in a regular shrub-type hydrangea? Or am I just showing my utter lack of knowledge about hydrangeas? LOL
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
May 12, 2010 4:58 AM CST
Don't know. That's why I posted this, to see if anyone has tried this. I have a PG hydrangea that I'd like to try it with and see. Guess I'll serve as the guinea pig!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2010 7:47 AM CST
I have clems on a trellis, and I have hydrangeas planted in front of the trellis, and the clems grow into the hydrangeas. I have Limelight, Pink Diamond, Unique and Chantilly hydrangeas on the trellis.

The clems that grow into the hydrangeas show up well, so I would think growing a clem into a PG hydrangea would work excellent.

I'll see if I can't come up with a pic, but since I'm an iris grower, that's where I spend my picture taking.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Sorry, this is the only pic I can find. It doesn't really show the hydrangea, but that's what it is growing on. My focus was the iris for my website.

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 12, 2010 3:01 PM CST
Thanks, Polly. I'm determined to give this a shot!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2010 5:05 PM CST
I would. I would use a vigorous clem, but I think clems in the hydrangeas are lovely.
Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
May 12, 2010 5:26 PM CST
Jackmanii and Rebecca vigorous enough?
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2010 5:40 PM CST
I would certainly think so.
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 20, 2010 7:22 PM CST
A few years ago, I saw a pink clematis growing up and through a deep blue H. macrophylla and it was stunning...so if it works here, you should be able to do it.

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