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  • Clematis integrifolia

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

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    Clematis integrifolia    Z 3-7
    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 stans Japanese clematis Z 4-8

    soulful blue starry nodding bells

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    Clematis stans    Japanese clematis   Z 4-8
    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

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    Clematis tangutica    Russian virgin bower  Z 4-9
    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.

  • Clematis ternifolia syn. C. paniculata Sweet Autumn clematis Z 4-8

    Fragrant, small white blossoms smother this vigorous vine

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    Clematis ternifolia  syn. C. paniculata  Sweet Autumn clematis  Z 4-8
    Fragrant, small white blossoms smother this vigorous vine in September and October.

    Size: 15-20’ x 6-10’
    Care: Sun moist well-drained soil mulched. Flowers on current year’s wood. Cut back in early spring to 6-8” above the soil.
    Native: Japan

    The genus Clematis was named by Dioscordes, physician in Nero’s army, from “klema” meaning climbing plant.  In 1877 seeds of this vine sent from Russia to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, then distributed to nurseries throughout America.