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  • Clematis x durandii Z 5-9

    Big blue flowers from June to September

    $18.95/bareroot

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    Big, deep indigo saucers  – all summer into fall.  The best short Clematis.

    Size: 3-6' x 3'
    Care: Full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil Prune back to a few inches above the ground in April. Needs staking or let it sprawl.
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick.

    Cross of C. integrifolia and C. x Jackmanii, of garden origin.  Hybrid from Durand in Freres France in 1874.  William Robinson, father of mixed perennial borders, called this “effective and free.” (1933)

  • Humulus lupulus Hops Z 4-8

    climber bearing papery cones, green turning straw colored

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Vigorous 20′ tall climber bearing papery cones, green turning straw colored from August to October.

    Size: 20' x 3'
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Transported from continental Europe to England in 1524.  Flowers used for brewing since ancient times. Added to ale to add flavor and as a preservative.  In the late 1500’s Gerard claimed that hops seasoned ale and”make it a physical drinke to keep the body in health, rather than an ordinary drinke for the quenching of our thirst.”  Russians crowned the heads of brides with its foliage to bring “joy, abundance and intoxication.”  Others put dried hops into pillows to relieve insomnia.  Imported to America by the mid 1600’s where it was used for its ornamental qualities, to provide shade and to make beer.   Cherokee adopted hops to relieve pain caused by rheumatism. Grown by Jefferson at Monticello.

  • Hydrangea petiolaris syn. Hydrangea anomala petiolaris Climbing hydrangea Z 4-8

    Big white lacecap flowers blanket this climbing vine in early summer.

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    $12.95/bareroot

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    Big white lacecap flowers blanket this climbing vine in early summer.

    Size: 40’ x 5-10’
    Care: sun or shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan & Korea
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Collected by German physician and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold in Japan during his residency on Nagaski working for the Dutch trading post there, 1823-1829. He introduced more then 2000 Japanese plants to Europe.  1st described in Flora Japonica 1839

  • Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ Dropmore Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle Z 2-8

    Scarlet trumpets for 5 months, hummingbird magnet

    $15.95/bareroot

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    Clusters of scarlet trumpets with orange throats bloom repeatedly from July through November

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3’ fast growing
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Prune in early spring
    Wildlife Value: Hummingbirds love the red trumpet-shaped flowers.

    Cross of L. sempervirens and L. hirsuta.  This long-blooming selection made by Dr. F.L. Skinner at Dropmore Manitoba. Introduced in 1950.