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

By Mary K. Toomey, Everett Leeds

With greater than 800 Clematis species and cultivated types from which to settle on, gardeners and growers were inundated with ideas. much more not easy for a few has been the absence of a unmarried entire reference with which to spot the varied cultivars. This new quantity, written by means of wonderful clematis specialists and sponsored by way of the authority of the British Clematis Society, is the 1st photo 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 crops, from the acclaimed large-flowered varieties to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous types which are starting to be on hand. utilizing daily language, the authors supply plant descriptions that come with info on synonyms, foundation, plant behavior and peak, plants, pruning crew, flowering interval, cultural necessities, urged makes use of within the backyard, and hardiness zones. The textual content is followed through greater than 650 outstanding colour pictures, making this encyclopedia an fundamental reference and consultant.

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Leeds. Clematis koreana var. lutea trailing along the ground and showing off its pendulous flowers. Photo by J. Lindmark. Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ in a large urn. Photo by J. Glover. Clematis ‘Gipsy Queen’ in an old chimney pot. Photo courtesy Thorncroft Clematis Nursery. Clematis ‘Blekitny Aniol’ (B A™) elegantly trained in a pot. Photo courtesy Hamlyn.   Cultivation and Care The last decades of the twentieth century witnessed an explosion in the number of Clematis species and cultivars, particularly the large-flowered ones, made available to gardeners.

Look for two- or three-year-old bushy plants well established in good-sized pots, preferably about 2 litres (approximately 1⁄2 gallon), with two or three strong basal stems. These are by far better than tall, single-stemmed plants on long supports, even if they are in flower, not only because the roots and shoots are much better developed but also in the event of an accidental breakage of a stem or two, there are others to continue with their growth. The more basal stems per plant, the quicker it is to establish a handsome framework of the plant.

Louise Rowe’, C. ‘Proteus’, C. ‘Royalty’, C. ‘Sylvia Denny’, and C. ‘Vyvyan Pennell’. Clematis in pruning group 2 do not require major pruning, but all dead and weak stems should be removed in late spring. If a certain amount of selective pruning is Pruning group 1 Both evergreen and deciduous clematis which flower on old ripened wood during winter or early to late spring belong to group 1 and do not usually require any major pruning. Therefore, a simple rule for these is this: If a clematis flowers before early summer, do not prune it.

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