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Re: Clematis

Pretty. Sometimes I miss clematis down here. Then I see one of the Passiflorae [:>)] bloom and figure it's a fair trade.

On Saturday, January 29, 2005, at 04:00 PM, <Chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:

Dear all,

I've been catching up reading posts instead of working on reports!

I grow Clematis heracleifolia (group 3) which is a woody based perennial.
It had medium blue 1.5" whorled flowers and is very floriferous in part
shade. It doesn't get taller then about 30". I lean it on a short metal
trellis for support. See my photo album marked clematis for pictures.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 2:01 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Clematis

I think there's a big difference between bush and non-viner. To me, the
non-vining Clematis are sort of vines that have nothing with which to grasp
and climb, so I tend to think of them more as creepers. Anything labeled
'bush' should be a woody - it should have somesort of woody base at least.
It was my impression that there were regular climbing/vining Clematis,
Non-vining Clematis, and Bush Clematis. But it appears to me now that there
is a fourth type, an herbaceous perennial that is erect, doesn't get tall
enough or have the capability of, or need to grab support. However, I would
suppose this fourth type, not having a lot of members has been lumped into
non-vining. This not something I've read, just my own interpretation.
Anyone clarify further?


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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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