Mary K. Toomey, Everett Leeds's An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis PDF

By Mary K. Toomey, Everett Leeds

With greater than 800 Clematis species and cultivated kinds from which to settle on, gardeners and growers were inundated with strategies. much more complicated for a few has been the absence of a unmarried complete reference with which to spot the various cultivars. This new quantity, written by means of amazing clematis specialists and subsidized by way of the authority of the British Clematis Society, is the 1st photograph encyclopedia at the genus to surround the garden-worthy species and hybrids.

This long-awaited ebook is separated into sections: the 1st is dedicated to the care and cultivation of clematis, whereas the second one offers an A — Z listing of greater than 550 crops, from the acclaimed large-flowered kinds to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous types which are starting to be to be had. utilizing daily language, the authors offer plant descriptions that come with info on synonyms, starting place, plant behavior and peak, plants, pruning team, flowering interval, cultural necessities, prompt makes use of within the backyard, and hardiness zones. The textual content is observed through greater than 650 brilliant colour images, making this encyclopedia an essential reference and consultant.

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Complete the final pruning in early spring. Pruning unidentified clematis Occasionally the identity of a clematis plant is unknown, making it difficult to determine its pruning category. The label may have been lost or perhaps the plant is an established one in a recently acquired garden. Where the name of the plant is unknown, especially in an old garden, do not rush the pruning. Seek help from a clematis expert or a specialist clematis nurseryman or woman. Alternatively, assign a number to each plant and observe its flowering pattern over twelve months, recording the details of the flowering period.

Established clematis plants fall into three major pruning categories governed by whether they flower on old wood (previous year’s growths) or new wood (current year’s growths) and their flowering times. Whether plants are grown in a container or in the garden, the pruning procedures are the same. This rule means that all winter- and spring-flowering Clematis species and their cultivars need little or no pruning, including C. alpina, C. armandii, C. cirrhosa, C. forsteri, C. macropetala, C. napaulensis, and C.

Photo courtesy Thorncroft Clematis Nursery. Clematis ‘Albina Plena’ on a low stone wall of a bridge. Photo by M. Toomey. 48 Chapter Two Clematis as Ground Cover Many Clematis species and cultivars may also be grown as groundcover plants or trained along the ground. Space permitting, ‘Hagley Hybrid’, ‘Jackmanii Rubra’, ‘Niobe’, ‘Pink Fantasy’, and ‘Westerplatte’, and cultivars of C. texensis with their tuliplike flowers, for example, ‘Duchess of Albany’ and ‘Gravetye Beauty’, carefully trained along the ground make a spectacular display.

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