(Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis, Will Goodwin Clematis)
Will Goodwin clematis is a vine that has very large, soft lilac flowers that bloom from late spring to midsummer. The flowers are wavy-edged and profuse across the plant. In late summer buds from the current season's growth often open well before frost.
Clematis prefers a position with at least five to six hours of sun per day and fertile, well-drained soil. Shade the rootzone with mulch. In early spring, remove any dead or damaged vines and prune to retain plant height back to an area of strong,...
(Atragene Clematis, Clematis, Willy Clematis)
The delicate, nodding flowers of ‘Willy’ are soft pale pink with a central cup of ivory green staminodes in the center of each. This pretty early bloomer is an alpina hybrid that was bred in Holland by Pieter Zwijnenburg.
Hybrid clematis is a hardy deciduous woody vine that climbs by twining stems. The vines are lined with green compound leaves that appear in spring. The small flowers appear from spring to summer and are followed by fluffy clusters of silvery seeds.
Clematis grows best...
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(Golden Tiara Korean Clematis, Golden Tiara® Clematis)
An award-winner in both North America and Europe, clematis ‘Kugotia’ (usually sold under the name Golden Tiara®) displays multitudes of golden yellow blooms in summer. It is a selection of a species native to gravelly soils and slopes of far eastern Siberia, northern Japan and Korea, and is notable for its vigor and heavy-flowering habit.
The rich green leaves of this woody vine are composed of three smaller, lance-shaped leaflets with broadly toothed edges. Beginning in midsummer, many starry,...
(Italian Leather Flower, Viticella Clematis)
Purple clematis is a late blooming, small-flowered climber from central southern Europe. The flowers are bell-shaped, usually nodding, and commonly violet-purple or rose red. These appear from midsummer to early autumn.
Prune purple clematis in late winter as new buds begin to show low on the plant. Remove all dead material above the new shoots.
Use on trellises, walls and upon and among large shrubs to add a vertical interest in the garden.
(Italian Clematis, Italian Leather Flower, Italian-leather-flower, Viticella Clematis)
The deep violet-blue blossoms of this vigorous clematis bring a welcome burst of color to the late season garden. ‘Blue Belle’ features larger flowers than the species, a semi-woody, deciduous vine native to central and southern Europe.
Silvery-green, divided foliage clothes the stems of this plant, providing a beautiful backdrop to the dark purple flowers displayed from late summer into fall. The slightly nodding blooms are composed of six large, petal-like sepals which surround a central...
(Campanula-flowered Purple Clematis, Italian Leather Flower)
Campanula-flowered clematis is a charming, vigorous small-flowering climber. The flowers are bell shaped, nodding, and white to pale blue with creamy yellow centers. Compared to other widely-grown, large-flowered clematis, it flowers later, from midsummer to mid-fall, a welcome time for such a profuse show of bloom.
Like most clematis it grows best in full to partial sun and likes rich, cool, friable soil. Woody vines should be pruned in late winter as new buds begin to show low on last year's...
(Blue Boy Clematis, Clematis, Shrub Clematis)
The delicate, nodding, silvery lilac-blue blooms of ‘Blue Boy’ are bell-shaped and have ribbed petals/tepals. This vigorous, integrifolia-type clematis was bred by F. Skinner in 1947 and blooms heavily late in the season.
Hybrid clematis is a hardy deciduous woody vine that climbs by twining stems. The vines are lined with green compound leaves that appear in spring. The large flowers appear from summer to fall and are followed by fluffy clusters of silvery seeds.
Clematis grows best in...
James H. Schutte
(Clematis, Durand's Clematis)
A hybrid between the deciduous vine Clematis x jackmanii and the herbaceous perennial C. integrifolia, this tall, sprawling, shrubby perennial produces masses of distinctive deep indigo, saucer-shaped flowers with yellow eyes in summer. Seedheads with ornamental silvery plumes follow the flowers. The undivided, oval leaves are dark green.
This plant does best in sun or light shade and humus-rich, well drained soil. Cut the stems back to a hand's breadth from the ground in early spring to promote...
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(Coastal Sweetpepperbush, White Summersweet)
Prized for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant flowers, this suckering deciduous shrub is native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. Appearing in midsummer, the spicy-scented white or pink flowers attract butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seedheads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall. Several cultivars are widely available, including pink-flowered and dwarf selections such as 'Compacta', 'Hummingbird',...
James H. Schutte
(Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Hummingbird Summersweet, White Summersweet)
Prized for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant flowers, summersweet is a suckering deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. ‘Hummingbird’ is a low-growing selection. In midsummer, its spicy-scented white flowers attract butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seed heads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall.
'Hummingbird' needs a moist acid soil with good drainage in full sun to...