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Re: 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.
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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