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RE: stone wall/clematis

Aha! this is the topic to which I replied when I replied in the Corepsis thread!
Try a big one - 2 gallon Clematis next time. Get a nice texensis variety. There's one called 'Lady Bird Johnson' that's pretty.
> Hi Noreen-  I have tried a Clematis texensis in the past- killed it.  I
> think I've resigned myself to simply not have clematis.  When I run out of
> other vining flowers to try, I might go back and try again- but until then,
> I try something I haven't killed repeatedly.
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 6:48 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] stone wall/clematis
> Have you tried any of the varieties of Clematis texensis???  It is a native
> to Texas, grows all the way down to the south.  I have one variety that is
> growing next to a sidewalk, no protection of the roots, and it does
> wonderful!!!!
> The blooms on the varieties are much larger than the native and quite showy.
> Of course it is nothing like the wide open blooms of the  C. jackmannii
> (sp?)
> or such which do not grow here, but quite nice also.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/8/2004 10:15:28 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Clematis- I wish!  I have horrible luck with clematis-  I'v killed a half
> dozen- and the heat from the side walk and street would toast the roots.
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