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Clematis ‘Rosemoor’

Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty'

ACTINIDIA kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty' (Hardy Kiwi)   A twining vine which, after some years, develops a beautiful white overlay suffused with pink that marks most of the leaves to a varying degree, for a tri-color effect. For best coloration grow in sun, add lime, and go lightly with fertilizer. Small, fragrant white flowers bloom in late spring. Small, greenish-yellow edible fruits are produced in the fall on female plants if both a male and female are planted. To 12', or possibly longer. Can take 3-5 years to develop full variegation, but well worth the wait. Zone 4.

Actinidia kolomikta ‘Red Beauty’ New

CLEMATIS Treasured for their spectacular flowers. Give them moderately moist, well drained, rich, slightly alkaline soil. Clematis prefer full sun to bloom their best, but need their roots kept cool. They’re grouped here according to pruning method.

Group 1: These clematis flower on old wood, blooming in spring from buds set the previous year. Generally, little pruning is required but vines that have become untidy should be selectively thinned after flowering has ended in late spring, early summer to allow time for new buds to mature for the following year.

Group 2: This group includes those Clematis that bloom on the previous year's wood and then again in late summer on new growth. In general, not a lot of pruning in required beyond the removal of dead and weak stems in late spring. If more extensive pruning is deemed necessary, it should be done just after the first spring flowering period. Rule of thumb, don’t over do. Limit pruning to what’s needed to keep plants looking good and to maintain a steady progression of bloom.

    Blushing Bridesmaid’ New 2018    A low growing Japanese hybd., 3-4’ tall with 5” wide, dark pink, very double, tightly packed, narrow sepals, at times appearing almost Chrysanthemum-like. Blooms heavily May-June with flowers borne throughout the stems from the ground up and then, intermittently through the season. Group 2.

    ‘Diamond Ball’ New 2018    Cool, icy blue, double-petaled flowers are round or semi-spherical in shape, 4”-5” across. An early and prolific bloomer, starting in late June and continuing through August. Blooms on both new and old wood, so pruning is easy. Simple cut the entire plant back to about 2’ in spring or just let it be. 5’-6’ tall. Multiple award winner. Group 2. Zone 4.

Clematis Diana's Delight 175 2015

Diana’s Delight   Lilac blue, gently overlapping petals and creamy yellow centers. Lower growing, suited to smaller spaces and container growing. Blooms June-July and again in Sept. 6' tall. Group 2.

Clematis Diamantina 175

‘Diamantia’ New 2018    Double blue flowers with violet shades toward the center. Heavy blooming in June with flowers that hold for weeks. Repeat blooming all summer. Vigorous growing to 7’ or more. Sun to light shade. Pruning group 2. Zone 4.

    ‘Fleuri’    Compact growing to only 4’ making it yet another of the newer, lower growing Clematis that are so suitable for container growing and for growing on a low fence or trellis.  5” wide, deep purple flowers with prominent golden anthers hold their rich color all summer. Blooms May-August. Group 2.

    ‘Franziska Maria’     A fully double, blue-purple flower, very large and beautifully shaped. Blooms on both new and old wood, June-September. Only 3' high, so should be considered a strong candidate for container planting and for being trained to grow up into small woody, spring flowering shrubs to add a second season of bloom to the flowerless branches. Pruning group 2.

    ‘Julka’ New 2018     Large, 6” wide, dark violet-purple flowers with a prominent red/purple bar down the center of each sepal. Blooms on previous season’s wood. Grows 6-9’. Pruning group 2.

    ‘Omoshiro’     An elegant Japanese hybd. with exquisite, large, white blossoms flushed with magenta pink at the margins and on the reverse. The single flowers measure 5”-7” across and bloom in May-June and again in September. 6’-8’ tall. Pruniing group 2. Zone 4.  

    ‘Piilu (“Little Duckling” in Estonian) New 2018    Regarded by many as one of the best clematis for containers ever! 3-4” wide, light pink, ruffled flowers produced spring into early fall with very heavy, foliage-obscuring bloom in spring followed by intermittent bloom into early fall. 3-5’ tall, Group 2.

    ‘Pink Champagne’    Large, elegant, fuchsia/pink flowers, 5-8" across. Blooms initially in summer and then again in late summer. Climbs to 8'. Group 2.

    ‘Rosemoor’    Large, 3-5' across, dark red flowers with contrasting yellow anthers. This variety blooms on both new and old wood insuring flowers from early summer into early fall. Climbs to 8'. Group 2.

    ‘Sapphire Indigo’    This new hybrid is a cross between several bush-type Clematis and the vining, C. ‘The President’. It can be trained on a trellis to grow upright and vining or left to scramble. The 4” indigo-blue flowers are produced in great abundance, all summer long. If trained upright, it will grow to 6’ tall. If left to scramble, it will spread to only 3’. Group 2. Zone 4.

Cematis Viva Polonia 175

‘Viva Polonia’    A cheerful, easy to grow clematis with 4” wide, bright magenta flowers accented with a white inner star. Blooms on old and new wood which insures flowers in spring and then again later in the season on new wood. Compact growing, only 4’-6’ tall. Group 2. Zone 4.

Group 3: These species and cultivars flower in mid-summer on current year's growth. Prune hard in very late winter/early spring to just above the first pair of buds closest to the ground (about 12"). If greater height is desired, you can retain the lower woody framework and prune to just above the base of the previous year's growth.

    ‘Cezanne’ New 2018    One of the more vigorous among the lower growing types. Only 3-4’ tall, with loads of 4” lavender flowers, mid spring through summer. Flowers are darker colored on first opening, becoming lighter colored as they mature. Flower color is more consistently darker in light shade. Perfect for growing in containers which can then be moved about the garden to wherever a spot of color is desired. A great look for decks and patios. Now, with this newer, lower growing variety it’s possible to have a Clematis in even the smallest garden space. Group 3,

    Pink Mink®    Here is a clematis for every gardener, whether new and full of trepidation or highly experienced with confidence borne of many years of gardening. The point is, Pink Mink® is easy to grow and can be counted on to deliver an uninterrupted display of 2”-3” wide, bright, pink-on-pink flowers from early summer until early fall. Grows 6’-10’ and should be pruned hard in spring, back to within 18” of the ground. Multiple award winner. Zone 5, possibly zone 4. Pruning group 3.   

    ‘Polish Spirit’     Dark purple, velvety flowers, 3" wide, generously produced throughout the flower season. Climbs 8-10' and blooms from mid-summer to early autumn. The rich purple flowers show up nicely against silver leaved perennials and shrubs. Group 3.

    Rosemoor    Large, 3-5' across, dark red flowers with contrasting yellow anthers. This variety blooms on both new and old wood insuring flowers from early summer into early fall. Climbs to 8'. Group 2.

Clematis Samaritan Jo 175

Samaritan Jo™   Pure white flowers with tight, purple stenciling tracing the petal margins. 5” across, very striking! Offers a very long bloom season extending from mid-spring into late summer on compact growing vines, only 4’-5’ tall. Group 3. 

    ‘Sweet Summer Love’    A new and very exciting Clematis that blooms early and profusely and is easy and carefree to grow. Starting in midsummer, successive waves of small, (2” wide), ruby/violet and fragrant flowers wash over the vines in an amazing display of flowering that continues right into mid fall. Bloom is heaviest at the beginning of the cycle and tapers off somewhat as the season progresses. And, simplifying things even further, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ resides in pruning group 3 which means it blooms only on new wood, so should be cut back hard every year in late winter/early spring. Zone 4.

    terniflora (paniculata & maximowicziana)     (Sweet Autumn Clematis) Clouds of small, strongly scented, white flowers in large panicles, Aug.-Oct., followed by attractive seed heads, vigorous, to 30'. Plants will bloom in part shade but will only reach their full, blooming potential in full sun. Easy to grow in average, well-drained soil and, in our garden, vigorous to the point of indestructibility. Group 3.

Clematis tex.'Princess Diana' 175

texensis ‘Princess Diana’      2" long, wide-flaring, bell-shaped, bright pink flowers crowd the 6-8' stems from mid summer to early autumn. Vigorous and not prone to mildew. Tolerates part shade. Interestingly, this Clematis behaves like an herbacious perennial and sends up new shoots from below ground. Well suited to informal uses such as growing up through shrubs or sprawling over the ground between low shrub or allowed to billow over stumps or low fences. Pruning group 3. Zone 4..

    viorna    Single, urn-shaped, nodding flowers, 1" long with thick-textured, strongly recurved petals, reddish-purple on the outside and creamy- white on the inside,6'-8' tall. Blooms mid summer into early fall. Flowers are followed by large, showy seedheads. Easy in sun to light shade with average or better, reasonably moist, well-drained soil. A sweet, smaller growing, specie clematis suitable for a conventional trellis, for containers and for twining up amongst shrubs. Pruning group 3. Zone 4

    viticella ‘Betty Corning’   Single, nodding, bell-shaped, mauve/blue flowers, 2ins. long and slightly scented. Very free flowering from early summer through early autumn. Grows to 10ft. and makes a good choice for through large shrubs and climbing roses. Zone 3

    viticella ‘Carmencita’    Satiny carmine-red flowers that fully engulf the stems through July. Unlike most other viticella types that display funnel or trumpet-shaped flowers, those of 'Carmencita' open fully. Begins blooming in July and continues for 4 weeks or more. Pruning group 3.

Non-climbing Clematis:

    heracleifolia ‘Blue Ribbons’     Abundant 2”, nodding, wide flaring, indigo blue flowers from May into mid summer. Flowers are followed by decorative silvery seed heads. Compact, upright/erect growing, only 16” tall. For sun to light shade with fertile, evenly moist but well-drained soil. Cuts well. Zone 2.

    heracleifolia ‘China Purple’   (Bush Clematis) Forms an upright bush suitable for growing in the perennial border. Fragrant, deep violet-blue, wide-flaring, trumpet-like flowers occur in whorls along sturdy stems that rise above the foliage.  Overall size is 4’ tall by 3’ wide. Blooms from mid/late July into fall.  Large, bold, and something different to combine with late summer yellow flowers. Zone 3.

Clematis integri Alionushka 175Clipboard01

Clematis integrifolia ‘Alionushka’   Single pink, nodding and just plain beautiful, bell-shaped flowers, 2-3" wide. Each 2" long tepal,(petal), has a deep pink central bar and the margins are scalloped and recurving. 4-6' high, non-climbing, group 3. This is a delightful and uncommon semi-herbaceous clematis that will need support to remain upright. Bamboo stakes, rings, twigs or homemade wire cage will to the trick. Worth the extra effort just to hear garden visitor ask, “what is that gorgeous plant??” Zone 3.

Clematis durandii 175

‘Roguchi’   (integrifolia x durandii) 2-2" long, bell-shaped, nodding, deep purple flowers with lighter recurved tips. Thick textured. Non-climbing and usually allowed to scramble through surrounding perennials and shrubs. If attached to support it will extend for 6-8'. Blooms in spring and again in late summer into fall. Earned high praise from one of our customers as a variety that blooms through the summer, in shade. One of the best non-climbers. Pruning group 3. Zone 4.

Fallopia baldschuanica (Polygonum aubertii)     (Silver Lace Vine) a vigorous twining vine, with billowy, foamy white fragrant sprays in late summer and fall, 20-30', flowers cut well. Excellent as a quick cover so long as it has something to twine around. Tolerant of dry soil. Zones 4-8

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)    One of the finest and most artistic vines. Showy fragrant white 6-10" flowers in June-July, exceptional climber, peeling brown bark attractive in winter. Glossy green foliage until late fall, does well on north and east exposures. Does not need support to climb trees or walls, clings by root-like holdfasts. Zone 5. In photo at right, petiolaris is growing on our venerable white pine. We’re not sure whether the tree is supporting the vine or the vine supporting the tree.

Hydrangea anomala ‘Fire Fly’    A yellow variegated climbing hydrangea with green leaves with gold margins. Gold color is striking in spring, changing to chartreuse in summer. Vigorous to 30' with holdsfasts that cling to any surface. 6-10" wide, white, flat-topped panicles for two weeks or more, late spring-early summer. Zone 4.

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)Showy vigorous summer blooming vines, easy to grow in most soils, best flowering occurs in full sun with moist soil. In part shade flowering period will be shorter. 08-FullSun-s 07-PartialShade-s 04-Drip2 03-Drip3 01-Hummingbirds

Lonicera pericly Belgica 175

Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’     (Early Dutch Honeysuckle) Fragrant rose-pink flowers with a yellow center open in early June and rebloom during the summer when conditions are favorable. These are vigorous vines that can cover a trellis or fence in a single season, 12’-16’. Earlier blooming than L. periclymenum ‘Florida’. Best in sun with rich, well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Zone 5.

Lonicera periclymenum ‘Scentsation’    Bright yellow, super abundant, fragrant, long, wide-flaring trumpets from mid-May into fall. The individual flowers are highly fragrant, but the fragrance is magnified exponentially by the combined effect of hundreds of flowers blooming at once. Reaches 10’ in height and does best in sun with rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Hummingbirds and all pollinators love it. Zone 4.

Lonicera semp. 'Major Wheeler'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’    A Honeysuckle worth getting excited about! To start with there are the long, trumpet-shaped flowers, brilliant red outside and yellow on the inside, abundantly produced in large clusters throughout the plant starting in late spring and continuing right on through summer, undeterred by heat amd humidity. The flowers are highly fragrant and the consistency of the bloom over the entire season is unrivalled by any other Honeysuckle. Then there is the remarkably clean, mildew-free foliage that forms a lush, green background for the brilliant flowers.  Bloom is best in sun, with rich, moist but drained soil. Plants will adjust to part shade but with diminished flowering. As they mature, plants become better able to withstand drier conditions. Hummingbirds love the flowers! Zone 4.

Parthenocissus tricuspidata ‘Fenway Park’ New    (Boston Ivy) Leaves green in spring, becoming bright yellow with warmer temperatures, bright red in fall. Attaches firmly to any surface, wood, masonry, tree bark, chain-link fences with tendrils that have the holding power of super-glue. Fast growing and will quickly cover any vertical surface. Will also run horizontally and might be considered for use as an informal groundcover and for running across stone walls. Tolerates just about any growing condition from full sun to full shade and rich to depleted soil. Discovered at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Zone 5.

Polygonum aubertii (Silver Lace Vine)   20-30', a vigorous grower, with foamy white fragrant sprays in late summer and fall, excellent for covering fences and buildings, tolerates most soils. Flowers make interesting additions to cut arrangements. Zones 4-8

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’     Schizophragma is very similar in appearance and cultural requirements to the Climbing Hydrangea, but differs in the way it more tightly hugs the surface to which it is adhering thus having a somewhat lower profile, in blooming 2 weeks later with flowers whose petioles droop ever so slightly, and, in having a somewhat shorter reach—more like 20 to 30' rather than 60 to 80. Beautiful flat, 10" wide flowers in July, attractive, glossy green foliage, and handsome, cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark places Schizophragma among the very best vines available. Grow in full sun or shade, in rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Attaches forcefully to any surface by means of root-like holdfasts.  'Moonlight' is distinguished by beautiful, pewter-green leaves with a beautiful silver overlay. Zone 5.

Schizophragma (hydrangeoides) Rose Sensation™ New   Vary similar in appearance to climbing hydrangea with dark green foliage providing a solid backdrop for the large, deep pink, lacecap-type flowers that bloom profusely over the leafy surface form June into July. Flowers are large and deeper pink than those of ‘Roseum’. Best grown in rich, reasonably moist, well-drained soil, in part shade. A vigorous climber with woody stems that attach to any surface with tenacious holdfasts. Somewhat slow getting started but, once established, plants grow vigorously up to 40’. Climbs vertically on trees and buildings but also horizontally across stone walls and fences. Zone 5.

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’     A native Wisteria that's far less aggressive than its Asian relatives though still capable of producing a stunning display of large, dangling, purple flower clusters that all gardeners love. Soft, gray-green compound leaves emerge somewhat late in spring, late April or early May, and are followed immediately by large bud clusters that open in mid to late May revealing grape-like clusters of deep lavender, mildly fragrant flowers. Unlike the Asian varieties which can take years before putting out their first flowers, 'Amethyst Falls' gets right down to business and blooms at an early age. Grows to 20-30' and does best in average to rich, moist soil in sun. Zone 5.

Wisteria macrostachya ‘Blue Moon’      Like all Wisteria, this native to the lower mid-Atlantic area is a quick grower that needs space and support to grow and look its best. A heavy arbor will allow this plant to thrive and do what it loves to do: grow and produce spectacular, 8-10" long racemes of lavender-blue flowers in late May that may repeat during the summer months. Its flower display is breathtaking, fragrant and attractive to any number of native pollinators  and butterflies looking to fill up on nectar. 'Blue Moon' loves full sun and will flower its best in that environment but it will tolerate less sun and still grow well. While this selection is native further south, it is one of the most northern hardy of all Wisteria and blooms reliably into Zone 3.

Wisteria macrostachya ‘Summer Cascade’ New 2018     Blooms in June on new growth with individual flowers borne on long showy racemes, opening in a lovely shade of dark lavender before fading. A beautiful flowering vine which can easily cover an arbor or pergola, creating a cool, shady place. Interesting seed pods in late summer give this vine lovely, multi-season interest, and, it’s s more reliably cold hardy than other wisteria. 15-20’. Zone 4.



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