Vines

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  • Aristolochia durior syn. A. macrophylla, A sipho Dutchman’s pipe, Birthwort Z 4-8

    Yellow, mottled brown flowers like Meerschaum pipes in May – June, mostly grown for heart-shaped leaves on this vigorous climber (climbs by twining). Perfect for creating a screen on pergolas, arbors and fences.

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    Aristolochia durior syn. A. macrophylla, A sipho   Dutchman’s pipe, Birthwort Z 4-8
    Yellow, mottled brown flowers like Meerschaum pipes in May – June, mostly grown for heart-shaped leaves on this vigorous climber (climbs by twining). Perfect for creating a screen on pergolas, arbors and fences.

    Size: 20-30’ x 2’ at ground, 20’ on top.
    Care: sun to shade (one of few vines for shade) in moist well-drained to moist soil. Prune to encourage branching.
    Native: Maine to Georgia, west to KS.
    Wildlife Value: host Pipevine swallowtail butterfly

    Aristolochia is Greek for easing childbirth. Cherokee applied decoction of root for swollen legs & feet. Collected by Colonial nurseryman John Bartram and sent to England in 1763. Sold in America’s 1st plant catalog, Bartram’s Broadside, 1783. In Colonial and Victorian gardens, popular vine to create privacy and shade

  • Campsis radicans Trumpet vine Z 5-9

    Huge, gorgeous orange trumpets on vigorous vine

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    Mid summer into autumn  – huge, gorgeous orange trumpets on vigorous vine

    Size: 30’ x 3’ at base
    Care: sun moist well-drained soil
    Native: PA to IL & south as far as Florida
    Wildlife Value: Hummingbird magnet.

    In garden cultivation in America since 1600’s.  Collected in 1640’s by English gardener Tradescant the Younger. John Bartram grew it in his Philadelphia nursery nearly 300 years ago.  Campsis is derived from the Greek word kampsis referring to the flower’s curved stamens.  Radicans from radicant meaning “having rooted stems.” The bloom is “a most splendid sight,” according to Breck in 1851.  Per Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1912: “The native trumpet creeper is very common in the southern woodlands and fields (with) a great variety in brilliancy of the blossoms.  This is an excellent plant for covering the bare trunks of palmettos.”  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Celastrus scandens Bittersweet, Staff vine VINE Z 4-8

    Conspicuous orange fruit in autumn, persisting into winter

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    Conspicuous orange fruit in autumn, persisting into winter on the females of this native vine.

    Size: 20-30' x 6'
    Care: sun to part shade in any soil except wet
    Native: Eastern half of US west to South Dakota & south to NM

    Ointment made from bark simmered with a pound of lard remedied “swelling breasts, discuss or drive away tumors, swellings and piles.”  Cherokee drank a tea for stomach ailments.  HoChunk included root in a compound to cure colds.  Collected by Rev. John Banister in 1670’s.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Clematis Ernest Markham Z 4-10

    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous.

    $13.95/bareroot

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    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous. Rated good by Chicago Botanic Garden Clematis evaluation.

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3'
    Care: Sun to part shade. Blooms on both old & new stems so cut back in early spring above healthy, big buds.

    Hybrid by Markham of England, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, home of William Robinson c. 1930

  • Clematis integrifolia Z 3-7

    Summer, real true blue and sometimes white, pendant flowers measuring 2" across

    $14.95/bareroot

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    Summer into fall, real true blue and sometimes white,  pendant flowers measuring 2″ across.

    Size: 24" x 24"
    Care: Sun to part shade well-drained soil. Prune to near ground in early spring.
    Native: Central Europe

    The genus Clematis was named by Dioscordes, physician in Nero’s army, from “klema” meaning climbing plant.  It’s not really a vine, it only gets 2′ tall, maybe 3′ and it doesn’t climb, but you can prop it up with a trellis or let it trail for a groundcover.  But it’s a Clematis and one of the best – blue most of the summer into fall & you can’t beat that. This species collected in Hungary by 1573.  English herbalist Gerard grew this plant by the late 1590’s.

  • Clematis recta ‘Purpurea’ Ground clematis, Flammula clematis POISONOUS Z 3-9

    Fragrant star-shaped white blooms May-July on attractive purple foliage, fading to green by mid-summer.

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    Fragrant star-shaped white blooms May-July on attractive purple foliage, fading to green by mid-summer. Can be trained to climb or left as a groundcover. Handling plant may cause contact dermatitis or allergic reaction

    Size: 3-5' x 2-4'
    Care: sun to part shade with moist well-drained soil. Pinch back buds to maintain purple foliage longer-when plant blooms foliage fades to green.
    Native: Eastern, southern and central Europe.
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds, butterflies & bees; Deer and Black Walnut tolerant

    Recommended for its purple foliage in The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll.

  • Clematis stans Japanese clematis Z 4-8

    soulful blue starry nodding bells

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    Fragrant, smelling of sweet violets, soulful blue starry nodding bells with petals that flip up at the ends (recurved) Blooms August – September.  Ships only in  spring

    Size: 30" x 24"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan

    Stans means “upright” as this is a bush, rather than a vine. (OK, we’ve put this in the vine category and it’s not a vine.  But most people think of Clematis as vines and we didn’t want you to miss it.) In Japan called “Kusa-botan.” Collected by Ernest Henry ‘Chinese’ Wilson before 1910.

  • Clematis tangutica Russian virgin bower Z 4-9

    Small yellow flowers bloom for months

    $15.95/bareroot

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    Small yellow flowers bloom for months, from July to September, then turn into ornamental spidery seed heads.

    Size: 15-20’ x 6-10’
    Care: Sun - part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune close to the ground in spring.
    Native: NW China and Turkestan

    The genus Clematis was named by Dioscordes, physician in Nero’s army, from klema meaning “climbing plant.”  Sixteenth century English herbalist John Gerard called Clematis “traveler’s joy” because of the joy given to travelers by the beauty of the flowers.  This species, C. tangutica introduced to western cultivation in 1898 when it was sent to Kew Gardens from St. Petersburg, Russia, after its discovery in Tibet.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.