Which Clematis to plant?
I want to replace a deceased honeysuckle with a Clematis. Currently I have: Clematis ‘Early Sensation’, C. ‘Guernsey Cream’, C. ‘Jackmanii’, C. ‘Samaritan Jo’ and C. 'Saphyra Double Rose'.
It will be growing up a lattice 2 metres high and 2 metres wide, so am looking for a Clematis which would eventually grow up to 2 to 2.5 m. and cover at least 1m. wide.
Aspect S. West; dappled shade, soil originally heavy clay but has been regularly improved.
Will be located between the C. 'Saphyra Double Rose' and a thriving Aconitum napellus specimen. Flowering period: May or June to September. Colour white or light pink.
I do not want a C. montana (too vigorous) not C. armandii (too vigorous and I have 2 of those die on me in the past so they're banned from the garden now.)
Taking into consideration all these parameters plus availability, I have reduced my current choice to 2 clematis, but am open to other suggestions.
- C. alpina Albina Plena
- C. Maria Skłodowska Curie
I'd like to hear from fellow forum members who actually grow these 2 Clematis in their garden, or who can suggest other varieties, taking into account my wishes.Looking forward...
You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).