I've been wanting a clematis in my garden for a number of years. More than five years ago, I bought a round iron trellis and found the perfect spot for it. Then, I bought a clematis and planted it. I don't remember what variety it was just that it was suppose to have large white blooms. It died. In retrospect, It wasn't the healthiest looking plant to begin with and I think it drowned because the soil was so poor where I planted it that it wouldn't drain well and I watered it faithfully like the tag said. After that, I planted purple hyacinth beans for the round iron trellis each year. They're fun and I plan on planting some in other areas this year but they've been evicted from the round iron trellis. I've been improving the soil preparing for another clematis. The search began at the beginning of April for a 'Jackmanii' clematis at the garden centers in our area. I'd seen a number of references about how hardy the variety is. Sunday, I found 'Jackmanii.' It will have deep purple flowers. Although, I don't know if it will bloom this first year in our garden. It is a healthy looking plant; came tied to a little stake, and has a one year warranty! It has been planted, watered and mulched. No pressure Jack, but I've have high hopes for you!
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