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Re: native clematis/learning

Your C. texensis hybrids do well up here too.  One of our display 
gardens wanted C.t.'Lady Bird Johnson' but the only source I could find 
was known not to supply particularly good product. So we ended up 
getting the standard bearer 'Gravetye Beauty' (I think that's right) 
which looks very much like LBJ. They have such lovely flowers.  This 
year I got my first Shrub Clematis C. heracleifolia, aka Tube 
Clematis.  Seems to be doing well but I don't expect flowers til next 

Thanks for filling me in on those other clems.  I think I'll have to 
hit the galleries and check out some pics!



----- Original Message -----
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Date: Friday, June 27, 2003 5:58 am
Subject: Re: [CHAT] native clematis/learning

> Kitty, I learn so much about the north of the US from all of you, 
> plants that 
> I never heard of or can grow.  I've only lived and gardened in 
> drier climates 
> in the US....Southern Calif. and Texas (El Paso, San Antonio and 
> west 
> Houston).  All being hot and dry.....including west Houston, which 
> is still 
> considered dry.  My knowledge and experience is exclusive to those 
> areas....so I figure 
> I can return the favor of you all teaching me about other parts by 
> putting in 
> my two cents of info about these parts.....for what it's worth 
> that is.  
> Meant no disrespect.
> By the way, to stay on topic, the native clematis from these parts 
> are quite 
> showy.  The Clematis drummondii...although it's white blooms are 
> not showy, 
> it's 2" round "bearded" seed heads are quite interesting.  Some 
> other natives 
> are Clematis texensis, which many know, with the large pink 
> trumpet type blooms. 
> The Clematis pitcheri and C. crispa are interesting too......dark 
> purple 
> smaller blooms with curled ends....quite interesting.  
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 6/26/2003 11:04:18 AM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> > Noreen,
> > You caught me on a generality there. It's sort of like when 
> people say
> > that wisteria isn't native. I believe there is one native, but 
> it's not
> > what people are generally talking about when they refer to 
> wisteria. But
> > clematis is a much broader genus and I should have taken that into
> > consideration when i made that statement. And, to tell you the 
> truth,> since I don't live in the desert sw (thank goodness, it's 
> hot enough
> > here!) I'm not qualified to make such a broad statement as I 
> did. Thanks
> > for pointing that out.
> > 
> > 
> > Kitty
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