Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Trees, Shrubs, & Vines
by Charlie Nardozzi
Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the best of these repeat bloomers is 'Veronicas Choice'.
This beauty features huge, fully double, mauve flowers with lavender streaks. The flowers can reach 9 inches in diameter, and the vines climb to 6 to 8 feet tall. 'Veronica's Choice' blooms in late spring on old wood and again in late summer on new growth. The late-summer flowers sometimes emerge as single blooms. In fall, the fluffy seed heads offer interest as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.
Veronicas Choice is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 and grows best in part sun on well-drained, moist soil. Prune for shape in spring before spring growth emerges.
For more information on Veronicas Choice clematis, go to:Wayside Gardens.