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Clematis Instructions For Growing

The queen of climbing vines can be grown over various supports including fences, walls, pergolas, arches, other plants like paeonia, roses, trellis etc. Dig a hole 18” wide and deep. Amend the soil with compost or manure and top dress annually. Pruning is based on whether the variety blooms on old or new wood. Old wood plants should not be pruned except for shape, dead or diseased. New wood blooming plants should be lightly pruned in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and shaping. If you are unsure, don’t prune. You can always prune later but you can’t put it back after its cut!!  Theoretically these ‘bloom on new wood’ clematis should be pruned hard in late winter but that may not be practical in Alaska. Try pruning 1/3 of the vine back to 6-9 inches every year. Prune back to a well developed bud. The goal is to eliminate getting bare stems with a thick tangle above. Moose eat vines. Our varieties are at least hardy to zone 4 and some to as cold as zone 2. The books all say clematis like cool roots. I think we’ve got that covered naturally with our cool Alaskan soils.

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Clematis ''Andromeda'' (Clematis)

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Showy flowering vine. Larde 5-7", semi double, white flowers with rose pink bars appear in summer followed by single flowers in late summer. Prune in late winter or early spring if necessary.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 8-10 foot" x 15-18 inch"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Notes: Good for cut flowers.
Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis ''Piilu'' (Clematis)

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Pronounced pie-LOO, translates to �Little Duckling� Often touted as the most heavily blooming Clematis, you are sure to be impressed by �Piilu�s� shower of blossoms from late spring through early fall. This selection blooms first on old wood, producing 3-4� double, light pink blossoms with a prominent, wide, dark purplish red bar. Flowers produced successively on new wood are of the same color but are single.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height: 48"-72""
Flower Color: Pink and White
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer-Fall
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Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis 'Ernest Markham' (Clematis)

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Clematis 'Ernest Markham' has large magenta red flowers with gold anthers. This variety will grow 12-16 feet, with a 4- to 6-inch flower.

Pruning guide: Lightly prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and shaping. Plant this with your Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt' and let it ramble through her shiny leaves. Blooms after the Paeonia.

Photo by Vegetal45 - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Zone: 2
Exposure: Sun
Height: 146-194"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
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Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis  'Innocent Blush' ()

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Showy flowering vine. Larde 5-7", semi double, light pink flowers with a darker pink blush appear in summer followed by single flowers in late summer. Prune in late winter or early spring if necessary.

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 6 ft" x 15-18"
Flower Color: Pink
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Notes: Good for cut flowers.
Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis 'Jackmanii' (Clematis)

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Here is a very hardy variety, with profuse blooming deep purple flowers. Clematis 'Jackmanii' grows 8-12 feet, with 5- to 6-inch flowers. Very popular!

Pruning guide: Lightly prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and shaping. Old favorite for Alaskans. Very easy to grow.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height: 96-146"
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
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Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis Group 2 'Blue Explosion' ()

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Recently introduced by master Polish hybridizer Szczepan Marczynski, we are impressed with the bloom power of this new Clematis. It is a rebloomer that flowers first on old wood in May-June and then again on new wood from July to mid-September. The first round of flowers are 5�, semi-double, blue flowers with a hint of pink at the tips of the petals. The second round of flowers are single.

Group 2�Early to midseason flowering cultivars and rebloomers These varieties begin to bloom in early summer, with the first flush of flowers appearing on the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second flush flowers appearing on the new growth. These flowers will likely be smaller than the first ones and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4-8
Exposure: Sun
Height: 7-9ft"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer
Notes: Attracts insects or birds.
Price: #1, $16

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Clematis Group 2 'Fireworks' ()

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A large-flowered variety, 6-8" in diameter Vivid bicolor flowers; color may vary somewhat depending on environment Bright to light purple flowers with a wide, reddish pink central bar White filaments with purple tips and purple anthers coordinate perfectly with the petals

Group 2Early to midseason flowering cultivars and rebloomers These varieties begin to bloom in early summer, with the first flush of flowers appearing on the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second flush flowers appearing on the new growth. These flowers will likely be smaller than the first ones and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4-8
Exposure: Sun
Height: 7-9ft"
Flower Color: Purple Striped
Bloom Time: Summer
Notes: Attracts insects or birds.
Price: #1, $16.00

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Clematis recta 'Serious Black' (Bush Clematis)

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Completely different than vining Clematis, SERIOUS BLACK� is a bush type that it can stand up on its own but also is the perfect companion for taller perennials like Delphiniums which can be used for support. It is easily grown in decorative patio containers as well. The name SERIOUS BLACK� references its extraordinarily dark purple new foliage which matures to deep olive green. In late spring to early summer, antique ivory colored blossoms about the size of a nickel appear in clusters reminiscent of Sweet Autumn Clematis. They often reappear in midsummer, blooming on the deep purple new growth, and silvery seed heads follow in fall. You can imagine how the light colored blossoms jump out against the dark foliage; the effect is stunning! This selection is rather new and rare in the US, so we recommend ordering early to reserve your share.

Group 2�Early to midseason flowering cultivars and rebloomers These varieties begin to bloom in early summer, with the first flush of flowers appearing on the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second flush flowers appearing on the new growth. These flowers will likely be smaller than the first ones and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3-9
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4-6ft" x 3-5ft"
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage: Dark purple new growth
Notes: Attracts insects or birds.
Price: #1, $12.00

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Clematis Rouge Cardinal 'Red Cardinal' (Clematis)

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A large-flowered variety often 4-6 inches in diameter. The glowing crimson-red flowers are blunt tipped with recurring sepals and cream-colored anthers. This lovely vine attracts hummingbirds.

Pruning guide: One of the more difficult to prune clematis. Use the 1/3 method referenced above in instructions.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3/4
Exposure: Sun
Height: 72-120"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Late summer
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Price: 1 gallon, $16.00

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Clematis tangutica (Clematis)

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Clematis tangutica is probably the most hardy, plus it is recurrent blooming. It has yellow flowers and is aggressive. Silver seed pods last all winter. C. tangutica grows to 14 feet.

Pruning guide: Do not prune except for shape, or for dead or diseased wood.

Be sure to have plenty of room. Very vigorous. Combine with 'Blue Bird' for different bloom times and interest.

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height: 170"
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
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Price: 1 gallon, $16.00

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Lonicera 'Mandarin' (Honeysuckle)

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This honeysuckle variety is a vigorous deciduous vine with copper-colored spring foliage. You'll like the red tubular flowers.

Combine with Asclepias tuberosa, Clematis 'Jackmanii', 'Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'.

Photo credit: Bron and Sons Nursery Co.

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height: 204"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Plant is fragrant.

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Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' (Honeysuckle)

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This honeysuckle, Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet,' features scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers. This one will flower all summer!

Combine with Ascepias Tuberosa, Primula florindae, Physocarpus 'Summerwine'.

Photo credit: Bron and Sons Nursery Co.

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height: 120"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Plant is fragrant.
Price: #1, 18.00

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