Cottage Gardening forum: Fifteen New Clematis here.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 6, 2010 11:20 AM CST
I planted 12 new clematis yesterday that I ordered from Silver Star Vinery.
I got six large flowered ones-
The President
Asao
Bees Jubilee
Bourbon Euip018
Niobe
Ruutel

I also got six Viticellas-
Avant Garde
Etoile Violette
Kermesesina
Triternata
Venosa Violacea
Royal Velours

I only had about 5 clematis before this.

Then I set out this morning to go to a local nursery here and buy some bags of compost. Before I hit that nursery I also went to another local one looking for Hollyhocks. It was too early for hollyhocks, none to be found. But I saw the most beautulful Clematis in full bloom. Yikes, I have no self control. I bought three of them even though I just planted those twelve mail order clematis yeaterday.

I bought MRS CHOLMONDELEY, NELLIE MOSER and WILL GOODWIN. The first and last are shimmering light violet purple. Stunning. What I don't like about buying locally is that they never put the prunning group so I will have to look these all up.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 10, 2010 3:52 PM CST
How exciting! I've heard raved reviews of Silver Star, the plants I saw pics of were amazing. I need to try some viticellas, those bloom early don't they?...and have the nodding blooms?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 10, 2010 5:26 PM CST
No, vitacellas bloom late. That is instead of blooming first thing in the spring, they bloom in the summer. But they have a very long bloom period. Some have the nodding cup shaped flowers but some have the more regular form clematis flowers. Only usually the flowers are not as big as the flowers prouduced on the large flowering type. I didn't get any of the nodding type flowers as I don't care for them, got the normal looking flowered ones.

Actually the new clematis count is up to 19 by now. I ordered two more large flowered prune group 2 from Silver Star. Those are TWILIGHT and H F YOUNG. Loved the colors on both of these. They are going with some others I ordered and already planted from the Vinery that would be on a large tall trellis that is along side my garage door.

Plus I bought a potted LADY BETTY BELFOUR locally. It is not in bloom, doesn't even have buds yet. Supposed to bloom later like in mid summer even though it is a large flowering type. Prune group 3. I know this because I looked it up at The Silver Star Vinery as they also carry it. But I couldn't resist the local one. I have the perfect spot for that one already picked out.

Also bought another THE PRESIDENT. I needed another clematis to go with the ones I bought locally this past week for my new clematis tower. I just knew that THE PRESIDENT would look fabulous with the ones I had. The colors are really striking together. No matter that I already have one from the vinery, I love it so much I don't mind two :-)) And the tower needs four vines.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 13, 2010 11:58 AM CST
My 2 from Silver Star, TWILIGHT and H F YOUNG arrived yesterday but it was too rainy to plant. So I planted them first thing this morning. Sure are going to have lots of clems around here.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 16, 2010 6:43 AM CST
I knew someone with an early spring blooming Clem, with smallish, nodding blooms, and have been wanting one ever since. She didn't know much about it, but I've been on the lookout ever since. I'd love some blooming with spring bulbs, and I love nodding and bell shaped blooms- I find the look old fashioned and so charming.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 16, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Well Look at the Silver Star Vinery. They have many of that shape blooms.

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