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Clematis is a perennial vine that produces hundreds of flowers for weeks at a time. Clematis is also known as devil’s darning needles and virgin’s bower. The flower color and plant size selection is large and growing. Clematis plants produce many sizes of flowers, some very large (5 inches) and some almost minute (1 inch). Bloom times vary by variety. Some will bloom as early as June and as late as September. Small flowered varieties offer more blooms and over a longer period of time than larger bloomed varieties. The ideal planting location for maximum bloom is where the clematis plant will receive at least 6 hours of sun. It prefers well drained, humus-rich soils and ideally the root system should be shaded or mulched at the very least. Most clematis will grow well in soil pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Lime may be added to very acidic soils to promote faster growth and more flowering.

Clematis is a heavy water user. A large mature vine can use in excess of 2 gallons of water a day during the hot summer so supplemental watering is important. In colder climates mulch should be applied in the fall to help protect the root systems. Clematis prefers cool roots, or shaded roots, during the growing season. Planting shallow rooted annuals or perennials, such as hosta, can provide the clematis roots with a cooler environment. Clematis can be grown in containers. The containers need to be well drained and kept moist. Use a container that is at least 2 feet deep and about that wide. We offer several clematis varieties from our nursery and they are listed above.

Evergreen clematis (or clematis armandii) are a lovely addition to any garden or plant setting. These plants have varying bloom times, and with proper planning, a garden can not only have green foliage year round, but also gorgeous blooms from late winter to late autumn.  This can be accomplished by planting several varieties of evergreen clematis, all with different blooming times, in the same garden.

One type of evergreen clematis is the carnaby clematis. This evergreen clematis has pink blooms with a bold red stripe down the center of each petal.  The carnaby will bloom from June and September, and will grow to ten feet high and three feet wide. 

Another type of evergreen clematis is the Niobe clematis.  This evergreen clematis has dark red blooms and bright gold anthers.  The Niobe will bloom from June through July and range in height from six feet to ten feet. The foliage is dark green and makes a lovely contrast with the boldness of the blooms.

A third evergreen clematis is the Ernest Markham clematis.  This evergreen clematis has dark magenta blooms that appear in July and last until mid August.  The blooms of this evergreen clematis are approximately four to six inches wide, and the plant will grow to a height of twelve to fifteen feet. The foliage of this clematis is also a very dark green.

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