An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis by Mary K. Toomey, Everett Leeds

By Mary K. Toomey, Everett Leeds

With greater than 800 Clematis species and cultivated types from which to decide on, gardeners and growers were inundated with suggestions. much more difficult for a few has been the absence of a unmarried accomplished reference with which to spot the varied cultivars. This new quantity, written through unusual clematis specialists and subsidized via 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 publication is separated into sections: the 1st is dedicated to the care and cultivation of clematis, whereas the second one presents an A — Z listing of greater than 550 vegetation, from the acclaimed large-flowered varieties to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous varieties which are starting to be on hand. utilizing daily language, the authors supply plant descriptions that come with details on synonyms, beginning, plant behavior and peak, plant life, pruning staff, flowering interval, cultural standards, instructed makes use of within the backyard, and hardiness zones. The textual content is observed by means of greater than 650 tremendous colour photographs, making this encyclopedia an essential reference and consultant.

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During prolonged dry weather, however, it is important to water all newly planted clematis. The next ideal season to plant clematis, especially the tender varieties, is early spring to midspring. As soil and air temperatures begin to rise, new plants settle down and establish quickly. If the spring is dry, newly planted clematis require a regular water supply, and clematis planted in summer require regular watering. Soil Fertile, loamy soil in the garden is ideal for cultivation of clematis, most of which thrive on a regular supply of balanced nutrients and moisture.

Instead, begin the routine care of watering and feeding as the plants awake from their dormancy, usually in late summer. Refrain from overwatering clematis from regions accustomed to a certain amount of drought or dry conditions, such as the Mediterranean, parts of the United States, and New Zealand. Maintaining Clematis Plants in Containers Clematis growing in containers need some extra attention and routine care of watering, feeding, training, and tying-in their new growths from spring through early autumn.

It is also essential to keep an eye on pests such as snails and slugs to ensure they do not destroy the new and old shoots. Strong-growing clematis, for example, C. montana and its cultivars (early flowering) and C. ‘Jouiniana Praecox’ (late-flowering), may also be grown as groundcover plants, provided adequate garden space is available. Clematis as Container Plants Some clematis, notably the not-so-vigorous and compact species and cultivars, make excellent container plants. See chapter three for more information.

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