Hello, what species of Clematis to plant in my Littleton Home - Ask Extension
Looking to plant several Clematis plants on my fence line around my Littleton, CO home. Bright sun available (SW facing). I understand t...
Hello, what species of Clematis to plant in my Littleton Home #833306
Asked June 02, 2023, 2:59 AM EDT
Looking to plant several Clematis plants on my fence line around my Littleton, CO home. Bright sun available (SW facing). I understand that there are 300+ species of Clematis- any recommendations for me?
Love to have one that grows as a vine over my existing fence, feeds the neighbors bees, and will grow and expand long term without great effort.
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Clematis can generally do pretty well here with bright sun and amended, well-draining soil. While I don't have a specific recommendation, here is a CSU resource that goes into some more detail about planting clematis and mentions a few different varieties: https://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/annuals-perennials/1045-clematis-clematis/. You might also consider a clematis called Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana) that is native to our area!
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