Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Niobe Clematis

Clematis are not seen in many gardens around here. It is a bit tricky to grow and I think there are so many easier options that most gardeners don't bother. I have killed my share myself and so whenever I have one that is thriving I am thrilled. Niobe is considered a red clematis but it is more of a deep wine color here, which I like a lot! It is in partial shade in a container sunk in the ground.

7 comments:

Phillip said...

"Niobe" is one that I don't have but I've almost bought it several times. I wondered if it was as red as the photos in the catalogs claim. It took me a long time to learn how to grow them. The best thing is patience I think.

Becca's Dirt said...

That sure is one pretty clematis. I love the color.

Darla said...

That's beautiful...I have three and love, love them...not the same type as your though.

Emma said...

I love this clematis, so beautiful. thanks for stopping by on my blog! Emma

Gail said...

Isn't she a beauty! I am trying to get more clematis in my garden~~we'll see! gail

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

This is one on my list of wants. It really is a very pretty color. One of my clematis has just started blooming. I love them.

Margaret Roach said...

Here some clematis are more finicky than others, but generally speaking as you say in your older posts if you keep the roots cool and the vines in the sun, it goes pretty well. Thanks for a nice "visit" to your garden.