Clematis are the most popular perennial vine, and for good reason. They offer stunning, eye-catching flowers throughout the summer.
For 2021, we will have over 65 different varieties of Clematis available. How do you know which one is for you? Well have no fear! We have put together a spreadsheet listing all the varieties we will carry this year, with sortable columns for flower color, bloom time, and pruning type.
There are 3 different pruning types for Clematis: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.
Type 1 blooms only on last year's wood, meaning that the flowering shoots come off the vines that grew the summer before. Once it has finished blooming in mid-summer, prune it immediately, as hard as you want. Take off the wild shoots. Thin out the tangled vines. Create a good framework for the vine. It will then continue to grow the rest of the season and you should leave it alone to form a good crop of next year's flowering wood.
Type 2 blooms both on last year's wood and this year's wood. You can prune Type 2 Clematis in one of two ways. In the spring, cut off only the obviously dead wood. The dead wood will not have any green sprouting off of it. The other option is to cut back, within a few feet of the ground, in the spring. The Clematis will not have the first early bloom, but the fall bloom will be beautiful.
Type 3 blooms only on this year's wood. In early spring, cut the Clematis back to the ground. This will not hurt them, since they bloom on new wood.
Types 2 and 3 are the easiest for homeowners to care for, and are the only types of Clematis we carry. We want everyone to be as successful with their Clematis and enjoy their gorgeous blooms!
If you are unsure where to start, might I suggest looking into our 3 most popular varieties:
Pictured is Kilan Donahue and Sweet Summer Love Clematis
Clematis will be ready for sale as soon as early April, but it's best to wait to plant until mid May. They will be in trade gallon pots for $17.99.
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