Friday, July 17, 2015

Native clematis

I love native clematis vines. In our gardens, we have three Texas species, two of which are in bloom. Purple leatherflower (Clematis pitcheri) is in full swing.

So is the scarlet clematis (Clematis texensis). Clematis seed pods are so cool! And the flowers are just beautiful.

Our old-man's-beard (Clematis drummondii) is about to bloom for the first time. (See the little fly in the photo?) We planted two back in....hmmm....March 2013 (I had to check back in the blog and find out.) Here's a look-back post about an awesome stand of old-man's beard we came across in the Hill Country.


Meadowview Thymes said...

Sheryl, I have been wanting to try clematis in my garden. Do you advise buying the plant (which I rarely see here in Dallas garden centers) or try using seeds?

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

I bought all of our clematis vines. If you search my blog, I'll probably have a post that names the place where I found them, likely native plant sales.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Looked myself....can't find the scarlet clematis at the moment.. But bought the purple leatherflower at the Boerne Mostly Native Plant Sale in April 2012 or '13.

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