Grew too leggy so I pulled it. At the time I planted it, our garden was much more shaded – perhaps I will try it again someday!
This needs more sun than I think we can give it. It popped up in April and I’m crossing my fingers. When I bought this I didn’t realize it wasn’t a vine. It’s actually an upright variety of clematis! We may not get the full black as described on the nursery tag, but I like the ruddy green color I’m seeing so far.
Update: not enough sun! Gave it away to a friend with a much sunnier lot!
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!