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That survive colder winters than my wife's feet
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Clematis
clematis Clematis Requirements:

Soil Type - Well drained, humus rich, sandy loam
Soil ph - Slightly alkaline
Water - Moist, tolerates some dryness
Light - Full sun

Characteristics:

Height - Vines 5 - 20 ft.
Time of bloom - July - Sept
Flower colors - most
Propagation - Seed, Cuttings
Transplants - Difficult

Only a few varities of Clematis are hardy enough to survive north country winters. They require a sweeter soil than most garden flowers. Soil should be a loose,sandy loam with plenty of organic material added. If lime is necessary, mix broken concrete in the soil. These vines really need full sun but their root zones need to be kept cool and moist. The best way to provide these conditions is to plant a dense, low growing ground cover at the base of the vines.

    

 

Clematis
Hybrids bloom from old or new wood depending upon type
Prune old wood types lightly
Prune new wood types harshly or to the ground
But don't be afraid to cut back any type harshly if you think they need it
Clematis

Radar Love
Clematis Radar Love

One of my favorite plants

Small Leaves
Small Yellow 'tubed' Flowers
Small Fuzzy Seed Clusters
But there is nothing else small about this plant

Vigorous grower
Prolific bloomer
Extremely Hardy
Seed clusters add interest through the winter

 
 

The one shown here was cut back to the ground the previous year

Radar Love going to seed Clematis - Radar Love flower


Clematis virginiana
Wild Celmatis - also known as  Virgin's Bower  &  Oldman's Beard
Wild Clematis wild clematis