Wordless Wednesday: Clematis Colonnade Collection

Clematis alpina, clockwise from top left: Rosy Pagoda, Constance, Foxy Lady, Pamela Jackman, Jacqueline du Pré, Ocean Pearl, Helsingborg, White Columbine

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25 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Clematis Colonnade Collection

  1. Cathy says:

    A beautiful collection Cathy. 🙂

  2. Heyjude says:

    Super! Which one is your favourite? And can I grow these in full sun?

    • Cathy says:

      They do like full sun, but traditionally the roots need to be in shade – which is why I have screen the bases of mine. Favourite? Well, I have had Constance the longest so currently she is my favourite but as the others become more floriferous I may change my mind – the purple Helsingborg is certainly very striking…

  3. A striking collection for the colonnade. Lovely soft colors for spring.

    • Cathy says:

      Thnaks Lisa – it’s interesting to see the combination of colours as they get more floriferus and mix in with each other

  4. johnvic8 says:

    Your clematis colonnade collection is remarkable and beautiful. Trying very hard not to be jealous. Have a Blessed Easter.

  5. Some stunning varieties !

  6. Christina says:

    Your colonnade is a huge success, and you have more summer varieties don’t you? What very good planting.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Christina – and yes, there are a couple more later varieties on each post too, but so far it is always the alpina that are mosrt successful although admittedly some of them were planted after these. I have been adding more C viticella elsewhere in the garden this year because of their long flowering season – have just planted 6 this week! Is it too hot and dry for clematis in your garden?

  7. Kris P says:

    Another reason for envy on my part! I’ve succeeded with just one Clematis (C. terniflora).

    • Cathy says:

      Sorry Kris! I am not familiar with C. terniflora and have just looked it up – at least it has a fragrance which few other clematis do 😉

  8. Anna says:

    Oh what spring prettiness Cathy. I wonder if you have a favourite.

  9. Brian Skeys says:

    Snap. A great collection Cathy.

    • Cathy says:

      Like you, I am always on the lookout for other places to add clematis and have just planted 6 more viticella this week. I am sure I can find more suitable locations… 😉

  10. Cathy says:

    Like the others – so full of admiration (and envy!!) I particularly like that delicate little Jacqueline du Pre (or maybe it’s just her name?!!) It would be very hard to have a favourite, however!

    • Cathy says:

      I made an effort last year to water them periodically which I hadn’t done before, so perhaps this has made a difference this year. They are really beginning to intermingle, to great effect

  11. Lovely pastel colours, Cathy, they must look beautiful mingling with each other.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Kate, and yes, this year they really are beginning to mingle for the first time. It has been worth the wait 🙂

  12. Chloris says:

    What a stunning collection of little clematis Cathy. What a sight it must be.

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