Most important features of the Texensis Group
- are climbing perennials with woody base, the stems die back in winter and new shoots grow from the base of the shoots, so the spring should be cut old stems close to the ground,
- have original tulip flowers;
- bloom from June to August (some variety to X), on new shoots,
- are hardy (zones 5-9);
- require hard pruning (clipping all the shoots on the second, third pair of buds - at the height of 20-30 cm above the ground)
in the case of young plants in the first year after planting will cut stems at a height of about 30cm above the ground-to have much more shoots, in the second year we cut them at the height of 40cm, and in the third year at the height of 50cm. Cutting conduct since the end of February - to April.
A moderately fast growing, semi-herbaceous climber. Attractive, nodding, bright pink flowers, shading to lilac-pink at margins, are similar in shape to lily-flowered tulips. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with silky seed heads. Suitable for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors and walls or scrambling through low growing plants. Best grown in a sunny, warm and sheltered position.
A perennial climber with beautiful campanulate flowers, the outside of the sepals being scarlet with the inner side a deep pink. In full bloom yellow stamens become visible. Flowers profusely from June to August. As the plant tends to die down completely, in March it should be cut just above the ground level. Vulnerable to powdery mildew. Particularly useful for planting in a warm sunny spot. Excellent for growing over arbors, pergolas, various garden supports (e.g. trellises, stakes) and fences. Charming when grown through small trees or deciduous and coniferous shrubs.