on top of plant shade on roots. Shrubs orgroundcovers
planted at base can provide shade for roots.
well-drained soil. provide water during summer
grown for their colorful flowers, clematis are
among the most popular of vines. Perhaps most
familiar are the modern hybrids with their large,
showy flowers and restrained growth habit - many
will only attain heights of six to twelve feet,
making them ideal for growing over shrubs and
in other situations where a more rampant grower
would smother its neighbors.
blossoms of clematis encompass nearly the entire
color spectrum and blooming times range from early
spring to fall, depending on the variety.
usually plant clematis in full sun as the part
of the plant above ground prefers it. The roots
of clematis prefer to stay a little on the cooler
side so we always plant a low growing shrub or
some type of evergreen groundcover around the
base of the vine to provide some shade for the
uses for clematis are many. We plant them on fences,
arbors, trelises, mailboxes, posts, partitions
and sometimes to grow up small trees.
of our personal favorites that we use in landscape
plans are shown to the right.