Posts Tagged ‘Clematis’
Iris Lion King ( Japanese Iris) HUGE!!! Blooms!!! When I was first going through the catalogs browsing some of the new plant selections I really like the look of Iris Lion King. It was a pretty Bi color and we really did not have any Japanese Iris at the time. It was not until this Iris bloomed that I really could enjoy how beautiful this plant is. The blooms are absolutely huge, petals upon petals of this double iris produce 7-8″ blooms! Japanese Iris are one of the later iris’ to bloom extending your Iris season.
The unofficial start to summer is now here! Yeah I can hardly believe it. We have had such a slow go at getting started this season with all the rain and cold weather. I think though that now we should have the nicer weather and quite possibly it seems like it is here to stay. With all the nice weather that we have upon us it also is bringing out the best in the spring blooming perennials.
Clematis ‘Vino‘ is one of the first Clematis vines to blooming my garden. This shorter sized variety is perfect for a small obelisk or mailbox garden. ‘Vino‘ blooms a magenta/ purple color in my part shade location. Keep in mind that Clematis can bloom differently from state to state and location to location. The bloom color on clematis can be varied by the sun/shade location, the amount of humidity that is in your area along with the time of year that it is blooming. Clematis may bloom one color in the spring and then rebloom a slightly different shade in the late summer. Clematis are a wonderful choice for an added interest in vertical gardening.
I know I have featured Clematis ‘Bijou‘ in the past but this cute little Queen of the Vines just simply impresses me. I just love the compact growing habit reaching only 1 foot tall. The free flowering vine blooms early summer and frequently again in the fall. Use ‘Bijou‘ Clematis as a ground cover or plant in a combination planter. Think outside the box of using clematis as a vertical interest and take it to the ground level.
(Clematis) This is the first year we have carried Clematis ‘Anna Louise‘. I love the contrast of purple and magenta on each petal. Standing 8-10 foot with its large 5-6″ vibrant flowers ‘Anna Louise‘ is a stand out. The white anthers contrast beautifully with the purple red flower. Blooming early summer and early fall this reblooming clematis is sure to please.
I have always thought that the picture that was supplied to us when we first started selling ‘Bourbon’ made it look like an amazing Clematis. The other day when I was walking through the greenhouses I found one in bloom. This was the first time that I had actually seen the real deal, and I am very impressed by the beautiful coloration of this bloom. The blooms are just as large as the description says. I think I may need to find a new home for a “Bourbon” Clematis this year! -Heidi
(Clematis) Bourbon™ Clematis is an exciting new compact clematis from Raymond J. Evison. Evison specifically hybridized this prized variety for patio containers. The compact growth reaches only 3-4 feet tall, which makes it a perfect fit for large patio pots. Bourbon™ is equally happy though when grown in the ground and allowed to scramble up a small trellis. The large 6 inch flowers are red with bright purple bars in the center of each petal. Flowers rebloom throughout the summer for an incredible display!