Saturday, June 14, 2008


my brother and i find that viticella are the most relible clematis for the north east. 'etoile violet' is just beginning to brighten up this post, here is campanula 'elizabeth,' lit by afternoon sun, beautiful but invasive. i use aluminum cladding buried underground to contain her.
clematis viticella venosa violacea. i have three other viticellas, purpurea plena, roguchi and minuet, which is really spectacular. pictures to follow.


Kerri said...

I am so enamoured with clematis! Yours are gorgeous. I particularly love the first one. What a fabulous color! I saw a beauty at Mr. McGregor's Daughter's blog called Silver Moon (I think). It's pale blue and glorious!
There are so many to choose from! One of mine (a lipstick pink named Regency) didn't make it through the winter this year. It's always sad to lose a beloved plant :(
I love your campanula. I've heard of this method for containing an invasive plant, but haven't tried it yet. I have a few that need it.

Anonymous said...

Clematis Viticella is gorgeous! This is my first year at trying Clematis and so far I have Parisienne, Versailles, Ruutel, & Will Goodwin.

em said...

kerri, yes, many clematis do not overwinter well, even down where i live. the viticella's can die back to the ground and survive. wait till you see 'roguchi!'

lisa, i don't know which clematis do well in CA, but i'm sure most of them do great! i envy anyone with a garden warmer than my zone 6b! thanks for the comment.