This is the other slug victim in my garden so far this year. It is my very favorite Clematis texensis - gravetye beauty. It has that great alpina-ish shape with a true red red, not pink (pink - yuck!). Unfortunately, it seems the slugs got to it before I got to the slugs. GRRRR!!! Fortunately, they had a replacement plant waiting for me at Joy Creek Nursery. YIPPEE!!!! time to plant!