…and what an appropriate name it is! Clematis texensis, unlike many of the other species in the genus, loves it hot, sunny , and a little on the dry side. That comes from it’s state of origin, Texas, in which it is hot, sunny, and on the dry side. (surprising,huh?)
If you have the right spot, in FULL sun, this clematis will perform for you like no other.
Clematsi texensis is also used as a pollenator for hybrids and is the source of any red coloring the resulting seedling may have.
If you see red in any clematis, you can assume is has that fiery texensis heritage.
Herbaceous in nature,.it grows tons of new shoots from the ground each year that will quickly scramble up an arbor smothering it in flowers. Here it is with a red climbing rose (name unknown) at the side entrance to the Dogs Garden.
C.texensis can be prone to powdery mildew in the right conditions, so this clematis takes some looking after to prevent that.