I searched around quite a bit for a non-clinging vine to climb up the north wall to help hide some of the wires and other uglies on that side of the house. I had intended to buy another cultivar of clematis macropetala but found this one at the nursery and decided to go for it. It seems to be putting on new growth in the last month since I planted it so that’s a good start.
Pruning group 1: blooms mostly on old wood. Prune (if at all) right after bloom
Update June 2021: This guy may be in too deep of shade. It’s June 24 and the vine is only about 2 feet tall.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!