After seeing Clint's pic of the clematis Sapphire Indigo, I was totally smitten, and then I remembered why there is only one clematis here, the native Clematis crispa. When we moved to east Texas from the Ft. Worth, area, we brought along a beautiful Clematis integrifolia 'Durandi'. It did well on our big trellis for a couple of years, and then it was attacked--if that is the right word--by a leaf spot disease. I think my husband sprayed it with some fungicide, but it didn't save it. This disease is all around, I think. I know one year we had beautiful sunflowers, but then it got the "spots" and that was the end. Our zinnias also seem to get spots, especially as they get older. Anyway, does anyone else living in warmer climates have this type of problem with growing clematis? I would love to be able to grow these, but am afraid they will suffer the same fate. Well, at least I can enjoy all the beautiful clematis through the lovely photos posted here.