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Reed
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Clematis

Clematis alpina "stolwijk gold" flowering away. This is one of my favorite Clematis (well besides all the others bell shaped ones that I like :))

Hoy
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James, a very handsome plant!
Alpinas are among my favorite Clematises too. However, I still have to wait some weeks till they flower.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

ncole
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That is absolutely gorgeous.  Could I grow this in humid zone 7?  (and how much sun does it need)?

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Mark McD
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ncole wrote:

That is absolutely gorgeous.  Could I grow this in humid zone 7?  (and how much sun does it need)?

I was wondering this myself, will this clematis grow and flower in a woodland setting; how much shade will it take?  I like the bell-shaped clematis too.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
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Very beautiful, James!  

ncole wrote:

That is absolutely gorgeous.  Could I grow this in humid zone 7?  (and how much sun does it need)?

ncole, in what area do you live?  Adding a bit of locale info to one's signature is helpful - others then have some idea where you are located.  It may be that there are other forumists here who could answer your question?   :)

Clematis alpina does very well here but they won't be in bloom until June.  In this area of cool summers, the best bloom is in sun, but they thrive in part sun and even in shade.  
These are just teasers, as the snow is only still melting off today but here are some pretty ones...
C. alpina 'Willy' (with an ex-'Pamela Jackman' seedling twining through); a young 'Constance' planted last year; a different ex-'Pamela Jackman' seedling.
   

We had a massive 'Pamela Jackman' growing in a narrow wooden planter and growing up and over the wire mesh of the cat pen - the vines covered two sides of the 6' tall pen and then went across the top of it (and alpinas actually can get a lot bigger here!)  It was magnificent in bloom, but suddenly up and died one spring!  (Stuart thought perhaps mice had chewed through its roots?)  It did leave a legacy - loads of seedlings with every possible flower variation.  I've dug up and given away dozens of these and still have lots left!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ncole
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I went to my profile and added Baltimore, Md. and nothing came up

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Lori S.
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ncole, one way of doing it is to add your locale info in the "Signature" area of the Profile.  Then it will show up at the bottom of your messages, as on mine (see below).  (Right now, if someone clicks on your Profile, they can see "Maryland", but it's most helpful to have the info available right on your posts.)

To do this, go to Profile in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then click Modify Profile, then Forum Profile Information.  At this step, you can add some text in the Signature area, if you wish.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ncole
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Is anything coming up now?

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Yes, that did it.  Thank you!

(Hey, I've recently come to realize I'm old too!  How'd that happen??  ???)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Reed
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This Clematis does grow in North Carolina so the humidity should be no problem. I grow this one with morning/mid afternoon sun till about 1:00 and shaded by trees the rest of the day. I do think it would do well in bright spots in the woodland garden since this one is shaded by a wall till it grows above it.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

Hoy
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Clematis alpina is a woodlander! Like many other Clematises they like their roots and lower part of the stem in cool, moist situation but with the top growth and flowers in the sun.

C alpina do very well here in a cool humid climate (- something between 6 and 8!).

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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