The Clematis Peak

C. viticella:
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Unknown:
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At dusk Unknown turns an amazing navy blue:
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The ever-reliable what's-its'-name 'Etoile Violette':
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...which never manages to peak when its host 'Sombreuil' peaks.  Maybe someday...
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The always ethereal 'Perle d'Azur':
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'Wisley' is always the best:
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That purple-blue with the bronze Dodonea behind is a happy accident.  Bronze/blue, so good:
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Another 'Perle d'Azur' has not even bloomed  yet, but I'm thrilled that it will cover this poor trellis that has been sitting  bare for far too long.  I first tried 'Ernest Markham' which has never gotten more than 2' tall.   I added 'Mme Julia Correvon' and got the same result.  'Perle d'Azur' dumped  in there six weeks ago is already 6 feet and I am so happy.  Next year it might be really terrific!
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In front of the trellis, peachy warm 'Medallion' rose nods in approval:
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And 'Bishops Castle' takes a bow in the last rays of sunlight:
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Comments

  1. So many flowers on those clematis !!! Please, tell me your secret !Their are amazing ...

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  2. Your garden is inspirational and full of joy

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  3. Thank you Danny, you are very kind.

    DANI, some are good in this climate (Jackmanii, Perle d'Azur, Venosa Violacaea, Wisley) and some just don't like this climate (Ernest Markham, The President). I had to figure out which. Then a few years to let them thoroughly establish. A spot that never gets too dry and hot. And as they emerge from dormancy in spring, generous liquid fertilizer to support that great rush of growth. Never fertilize when they are blooming. Deadhead for repeat bloom. That's about it...

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  4. Thank you, for all the tips. I am still at the beginning with the clematis. Maybe, someday ,I will enjoy such a gorgeous show...

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