Clematis Plants and Flowers – Care, Growing and plants for sale online
Clematis plants including both species and hybrid clematis varieties are a widely used as climbing plants in cottage gardens. We have been growing them for over 20 years with very few problems.
Bursting into flower in mid spring the large flowering hybrids provide a riot of color as they wind their way through trellis and nearby plants.
We use a seaweed based fertilizer in spring and again in early summer and find this adequate, depending on soil a slow release fertilizer can also be beneficial.
With over 100 hybrids available from online and mail order nurseries and growers, including evergreen, rare and fern leaved varieties, if you can plant these wonderful flowering plants with the roots in the shade and give the plant something to climb on, you can soon have a spectacular display. Modern cultivars have fantastic flowers and come in a fantastic range colours.
Clematis care is fairly simple if you take into consideration that they prefer to have a cool root run, so if you can find a position where the roots will be in the shade and the plant itself receives morning sun your clematis will love it.
In general they are a vigorous deciduous or evergreen climber depending on species and like many plants prefer a well drained soil but humus rich moist soil, mulch the root run to keep it cool and moist.
Every year breeders release new varieties,their is certainly no shortage of colours. Flower forms vary from single to doubles with many large flowering types on the market.
‘Josephine’ (picture right) is an interesting cultivar with fantastically complicated flowers, a real show stopper, the ‘Queen of clematis’.
C. serratifolia ‘kugotia’ “Golden Tiara” is a fast growing, late-flowering variety reaching to 4-5m with intense golden-yellow, bell-shaped flowers and dark stamens. Best cut back to 1-2m each year in late winter to early spring.
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DID YOU KNOW ?
C. microphylla or ‘Small – leaved Clematis’ and C. aristata are two of the best known species of Native Australian Varieties.
Many species are regarded as Woodland Plants
Clematis Plants are available for sale online from the following participating nurseries
Australia's largest producer of hybrid clematis including new releases. Known for quality clematis plants. Mail Order available.
We offer a wide range of quality plants (seedlings to advanced trees) delivered straight to your door. No minimum required and quality assured. We deliver Victoria wide and can plant for you too.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
DEVON TUBESTOCK and RARE PLANTS
PO Box 376 Monbulk Vic 3793
phone: 03 9752 1700 fax: 03 9752 1201
Perennials Rare Plants and Tubestock specialists
Includes: C. chrysocoma Snowflake, C. montana Rubens
CLEMATIS COTTAGE NURSERY
6 Spring St. Sheffield Tasmania 7306
phone: 0364912183fax: 0364912226
Mail order and wholesale available.