Variegated Kiwi Vine.
kilomikta. 15-20’; a
deciduous twining vine with striking pink and white variegated foliage; the
foliage is purple at a young age. Male and female vines are necessary for
fruit. Prune the vines in late fall or in early spring, cutting back to one
third of the previous year's growth. Flowers develop on growth of the
previous year’s wood on female plants.
k. ‘Arctic Beauty.’
A male variety that does not bear fruit. Medium grower to 15’-20’ tall.
Akebia. Aun or
shade; interesting five parted leaves on fast growing, twining vine;
semi-evergreen; provide support. Sweet edible fruit.
chocolate-purple flowers in spring;
Hood Vine/Porcelain Berry Vine.
Vigorous vine with white
variegated leaves; light blue fruit that changes to Robins’ egg turquoise;
interesting and hardy.
Dutchman's Pipe. Sun
to partial shade.
woody-based, twining climber or rambling ground cover with small
heart-shaped, pointed, glaucous gray-green leaves, abundant purple
funnel-shaped flowers and attractive ribbed seed capsules. Will grow in
yellow flowers in spring on 3’ plant that has been cultivated as a
medicinal herb since the middle ages.
Siberia and Mongolia, this has smaller refined heart-shaped leaves, greenish
yellow flowers and especially decorative ‘hot air balloon’ shaped seed
pods. Reaches 3’. More sun and heat tolerant than other species.
climber to 12'; unique yellowish-green U-shaped tubular flowers; hardy rapid
manshuriensis, Manchurian Pipe Vine. Huge cordate leaves that
can measure 1' make a dramatic show on this 40' climber. Unique yellow,
pipe-shaped flowers appear in summer. Fall brings ornamental oval purple
fruit and colorful . Shade to part shade. Very rare.
buds open to reveal a cheery yellow inside. Beautiful semi-evergreen
self-clinging vine that can reach 30’. Hardy and relatively pest free.
Vine: fast growing,
clinging vine with a dazzling succession of orange-red trumpet shaped
flowers all summer. Attracts hummingbirds. Tolerates drought and poor
soils. For sun or shade.
Vigorous, native, twining vine to 20’ or more with glossy green leaves
turning brilliant yellow in fall. Female plants bear pendant fruit clusters
that are yellow to orange and split open to show red arils. Great for
shade; keep roots cool with mulch; plants can be brought back into bloom by
pinching out tips that had previously flowered.
correctly and at the right time is critical to producing profuse blooming
vines. Varieties that flower on growth produced on previous years’ wood
should be pruned lightly as soon as they have finished blooming. Only cut
out weak or dead stems. Plants that bloom on new wood should be pruned in
Feb. or March as new leaf buds begin to swell. All dead wood above these
buds should be removed. Clean out any old foliage or diseased foliage at
this time. Old Clematis that have been neglected can be rejuvenated by
cutting them back hard. For more information visit:
Clematis Care and Pruning
Stunning deep violet flowers edged in silver, a clematis for the perennial
garden, used as a ground cover or rambler. Non-clinging vines grow 4 to 5
feet long, and produce hundreds of small, dangling bell shaped flowers which
BLOOM ALL SUMMER.
indigrifolia 'Mississippi River.' Gorgeous, nodding blue to
violet star shaped blossoms cover small vine all summer into fall. Grows
5-6'. Prune hard in spring.
non-clinging clematis for the perennial garden, perfect bell shaped flowers,
2 to 3 inches long, daintily dangle from the ends of each stem, rich violet
blue peals are complimented with lighter lavender edges, perfect to use as a
ground cover or in containers, fragrant, BLOOMS ALL SUMMER. Allow to ramble
in the garden, or support on trellises. Vines reach 6 feet long.
10-20'; clusters of creamy white sweetly scented flowers Sept.-Oct.;
feathery seedheads; cut back half way; does well in sun or shade.
12-15'; small yellow lantern-shaped flowers with brown stamens in summer;
feathery seed heads, cut back half way.
tangutica ‘Golden Tiara.’
Very intriguing. Bright
yellow nodding flowers open flat to reveal a prominent and unexpected purple
ring of filaments. Rare and Unusual.
Italian Clematis. Prolific bloomers
and vigorous growers, resistant to wilt. Bloom on new wood, cut back
hard in spring, pruning group 3.
12-20’; 4-5” deep violet purple flowers with golden stamens; very free
blooming July-Sept.; prune hard in March.
flowers of four white sepals with purple red margins bloom midsummer to
autumn. A carefree and freely flowering, disease resistant, vine. Grows to
8 to 10 feet tall. Easy to grow in full sun to part shade.
v. ‘Mme. Julia Correvon.’
4” true red semi-campanulated flowers. Deep velvety purple in color.
Suitable for a cut flower. Blooms July-September.
v. ‘Royal Velours.’
Rich soft velvet purple flowers July-Sept. Cut back hard in spring.
v. 'Venosa Violacea.' Deep velvety purple flowers with violet
veining in the prominent white bar that widens with age. Grows 8-12'.
‘Arctic Queen.’ An
outstanding fully double clematis on both old and current season’s growth.
Clear creamy-white 4”-6” flowers have creamy-yellow anthers. Blooms May–
Strongly fragrant, luscious 6-8", rosy pink flowers with white central bar
appear May-June on old wood, then again Aug.-Sept. on new wood. Being a
compact 6-8' grower, makes it ideal for containers on the patio, where their
intoxicating fragrance can be enjoyed by all. Pruning Group 2.
'Ashva.' Ruffled violet purple 3" blossoms with a red central
bar appear in abundance for a very long time from early summer into fall.
Compact grower to 5' makes it perfect for containers or small spaces.
Pruning group 3.
very unusual 3” red flower with pink petaloid stamens giving the impression
of a double flower, and protruding trumpet. Very free flowering,
July-September. Resistant to clematis wilt, exceptionally cold hardy and
An exceptional late, free flowering plant. 4” cerise colored flowers have
pointed petals with a dark border and contrasting yellow anthers. Blooms
late June through September.
Jackman.’ An amazing
early bloomer, starting out a subtle bi-color mauve to pink with a red
stripe, then fades to purple. First bloom is immediately followed by a
flush of smaller flowers in May. Grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. Grow in
full sun to part shade in moist, well drained soil. Pruning group 2.
Repeat blooms, prune immediately after flowering.
'Bijou.' Satiny 3-4' mauve blossoms bloom repeatedly on stems
only 12" tall. Fantastic as a houseplant, blooming for months on
end. In the garden it makes a low mound, a fantastic hanging basket or small
trellised container. A tough, vigorous grower that thrives well both indoors
in bright, indirect light as well as in the garden. Pruning group 2.
white blossoms, which is suffused with pale lilac becoming darker at the
edge of the eight wavy petals, bloom June, July and late Aug. Flowers have
stunning dark anthers. Best in a shady area. Blooms on previous year’s
ripened stems. Cut out dead wood after new buds begin to show in in early
Pink with rich red
bar down the middle of each petal. Dark red anthers. Blooms June and
Rich, single upward
facing, mauvish-blue flowers,
the season. Mature height does not exceed 4 feet. Blooms June through
September. Pruning group 2.
‘Comtessa de Bouchard.’
8-12’; 5-6” pink flowers, June-Sept.; profuse bloomer; prune hard in spring.
An exciting new cultivar with 4”-5” double lilac flowers that have a
fountain like center. Compact, free and repeat flowering. Suitable for
growing in a container.
Very large, violet blue flowers with paler midribs and contrasting creamy
yellow anthers. First round of blossoms are semi-double, second round of
blossoms are single. Blooms May - June and Aug - Sept. Prune group 2.
Reaches 6 - 8 ft. tall.
'Danuta.' Huge 6" pink flowers with wavy petals and light
yellow-green stamens bloom prolifically in summer. Grows 8'. Pruning group
‘Duchess of Edinburgh.’
Fully double 4” flowers are white with hints of green at base. Blooms in
summer. Prune back half of previous season’s growth in spring.
‘Dr. Ruppel.’ Pink
lavender ruffle-edge petals with deep red center bar. Blooms May, June and
Spectacular blue with red bard down each petal. Petals are somewhat twisted
giving a pinwheel effect. Red anthers. Blooms early and late summer.
Stunning! Pruning group 2.
You’ll be pulling your
family’s jaws off the ground after they spot this beauty. Striking flowers
with petals of creamy white are set off by a huge center of deep purple boss
of anthers. The anthers remain a week or so after the petals fall away.
‘Franskia Marie.’ A
double Clematis that outperforms any other double.
It produces the most
beautifully shaped, double flowers ever, on both old and new wood. It has
many luscious blue-purple flowers per stem and great foliage. The 4-6”
flowers are full and follow a repeat flowering pattern lasting throughout
summer into fall. Excellent in a container.
looking pure white flowers with dark stamens. 8-10’. Prune in early
spring. Pruning group 2.
‘H.F. Young.’ True
mid-blue with very wide overlapping petals giving a very large 7-8” flower.
Very noticeable cream-colored anthers and very free flowering.
white flowers with yellow anthers. Very vigorous grower. Considered the
best repeat white blooming clematis.
Enormous, flowers are white with a tinge of blue and a yellow center.
Blooms May-June and September. Reaches 5 to 6 feet tall.
10'; 4-6" deep purple
flowers June-September; profuse bloomer; cut back hard in spring; favorite
since the Civil War.
8-12’; an excellent new introduction with wider sepals than ‘Jacmanii’;
blooms continuously from June to September. Prune hard in spring.
Fascinating color. Huge 5” rosy lilac pink pompom flowers with many petals
appear all summer. Grows 8-9’. Best in full sun.
velvet violet flowers with a deep purple red bar and lighter white-purple
stamens are borne June to Aug. Award winner. 6-9’. Blooms on previous
year’s wood. Prune lightly when finished blooming.
The early flowers open ruby red at the center of the flower, fading to
brilliant fuschia and then orchid color at the edge of each petal. The
flowers fade to lavender with a pink bar. It almost appears as two Clematis
planted together since two varying flowers bloom at the same time. Its
dancing white anthers are burgundy tipped. It is an early bloomer with
excellent repeat bloom throughout the summer months.
large, intense blue, full flowers with overlapping petals, 6 to 7 inches
across cover this free flowering vine in June through July and again in
late August. Grows 10 to 12 feet tall.
‘Lady Betty Balfour.’
purple petals with creamy white anthers. The 5-6” flowers bloom in July and
contrast, this Japanese cultivar produces very pale pink flowers with a
bright crimson central bar. A group of pink tipped, cream filaments rests
in the center of the flower. Blooms May - June and Sept– Oct. Prune group
2. Reaches 6 ft. tall.
‘Mary Louis Jensen.’
An outstanding new clematis which blooms from May to October.
6 inch violet blue double
flowers in the spring, followed by single flowers later in the season.
Striking anthers darken as the flower ages. Reaches 7 to 9 feet tall and 24
inches wide. Group 2.
pure white flowers with dark showy anthers are very free flowering.
‘Mrs. George Jackman.’
Divine, creamy white
large, semi-double blossoms are borne on old wood in early summer followed
by single blossoms borne on new wood in mid to late summer.
double dark blue to purple 4-5” flowers. Blooms late spring to early summer
and again late summer on to fall, but always double flowers. Considered one
of the best double flowering Clematis! Remove dead wood in spring. Blooms
on both old and new wood. Best in light shade. Pruning group 2.
‘Nelly Moser.’ Mauve
blossoms with a deep lilac bar and red anthers. Blooms May-June and
August-September. Thrives in shade. Free flowering. Reaches 10’ tall.
‘Niobe.’ Very dark
magenta red pointed petals with gold anthers. Blooms June, Aug. and Sept.
Pruning group 3.
Flowers are double,
red and pink. Single flowers in its secondary flowering Outer petals are
reddish pink at the edges, the inner petals are the palest pink with a
narrow deep pink stripe. The stamens are a creamy white.
on old wood. Blooms
May, June and September. Reaches 6 to 8 feet tall. Prune lightly in spring
or immediately after flowering.
'Piilu' also know as 'Little Duckling.' Considered by many as one of, if not the
heaviest-blooming Clematis around, with 4" flowers continually from May
right through October. The pale purple-pink petals are patterned with a
broad dark-pink central streak. The early flowers are double while the later
ones are single. Another outstanding characteristic, Piilu blooms from the
top of the plant all the way down to the bottom, unlike others which leave
the bottom bare. Grows 72" tall, 15" wide.
Deep rosy pink, very free flowering, compact plant. Blooms May, June,
August and September.
Profuse mauve-blue 4” flowers are semi-nodding with slightly twisted
petals. Blooms July into Sep.
‘Red Cardinal/Rouge Cardinal.’
12’; 4-6” glowing crimson flowers with yellow stamens, June-Sept.; prune
hard in spring.
Reddish-purple 5-6” flowers bloom on both the previous season’s stems and on
current season’s growth, giving it flowering period May to Sept. The volume
of flowers it produces over such a long period is rather staggering.
with a starry shape. Measuring 6 to 7 inches wide, making it the larges red
flowered clematis. Blooms continuously through all summer. Compact,
growing 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Grow in full to part sun in
moist, well drained soil. Pruning group 3.
‘Silver Moon.’ Very
large 6”-7” silvery –mauve flowers. Flowers have creamy-white anthers, and
overlapping petals. Blooms June, July and late August. Does well in full
to partial shade.
Queen.’ A large
white with 6” flowers in May, June and Aug. Very free flowering.
petals are reddish-pink fading to a soft lavender with a profusion of
stamens. A stunning variety that is well suited for container gardening.
Reaches 6 to 8 feet tall and 18 inches wide. Pruning group 2.
‘Sugar Candy.’ Repeat
bloomer for the shade. Huge, 7” luscious pink with deeper pink strip
down the middle of each petal blooms are produced in lavish abundance during
two big flushes, first in early summer and again in fall. Best grown
where not exposed to direct sunlight. Cut back to 12” in March.
'Sweet Summer Love.' With a mature vine producing over
1,000 highly scented, vibrantly colored blossoms, 'Sweet Summer
Love' Clematis could become the most sought after Clematis of
all! Blooms mid-summer through fall. Like Autumn Blooming
Clematis but blooms earlier and longer with flowers that start
deep red, then mature to purple-red, then purplish violet to
violet. Grows easily in full sun or dappled shade. Exceptional
cherry-vanilla fragrance, grows 10-15.' Sun to shade. Proven
8-12'; bold purple flowers; long flowering May-September; vigorous, easy to
grow; prune lightly in March.
‘Vanso Light Blue.’
and pale blue double flowers in spring and autumn. A free flowering variety
producing masses of flowers. Reaches 6 to 8 feet tall and 18 inches wide.
Pruning group 2.
'Veronica's Choice.' Exceptional beautiful flowers! First
blooms in early summer are large 6" doubles made up of layers of pale
lavender to near white wavy and frilly petals. Later the second flush of
blossoms appear being singles. Exquisite when mature. Grows 8-10', pruning
Very robust pale blue
7 to 9 inch flowers from June to September. Grows 8 to 10 feet tall.
Pruning group 2. Grow in full sun to part shade in moist, well drained
'Vyvyan Pennel.' First flush of blossoms in early summer are
6-8" fully double violet-blue flushed with purple and carmine-red in the
center. The second flush of blossoms in late summer and fall are
lavender-blue singles. Grows 8-12'. Pruning group 2.
stunning early large-flowered Clematis produces huge 6-8”, saturated violet
purple flowers with a reddish purple bar. The newest flowers are more of a
magenta pink color and they deepen to violet purple as they mature. A small
tuft of purple anthers and white filaments appear in the center of each
colorful blossom. This Polish selection is very long blooming, producing
flowers from early summer through early fall. Use it to cover trellises,
climb over shrubs or small trees, or to cover fences. Prunning group 2.
Grows 8-10', sun to part shade.
‘Will Goodwin.’ 12’:
a true blue variety with large overlapping sepals and gold stamens, 6-8”
flower diameter, does well even in northern exposure, blooms June-September,
no pruning necessary.
DECUMARIA barbara ‘Barbara Ann,’
Climbing Hydrangea Vine.
Attractive, glossy green foliage on a climbing deciduous, vine, reaching 40
feet tall. Produces aerial rootlets and must climb to flower. 2 to 3 inch
clusters of white, fragrant flowers peak in late May. Grow in part sun in
moist, well drained soil. Native.
Vine. Twining vine
with ornamental glossy hear-shaped leaves, sweet cinnamon scented
yellowish-white inconspicuous flowers, aerial tubers and tuberous roots.
Grows 6 to 8 feet tall. Grow in full sun to part shade.
Sun/part shade; annual that reseeds.
climber which remains covered with delicately perfumed cup-shaped
violet-purple flowers; foliage retained to the ground midsummer to frost;
beans edible but deep purple pods best left for ornamental value on plant.
GELSEMIUM sempervirens ‘Margarita,’
Carolina Jasmine. A
reliable zone 6 Gelsemium? This is it! A profuse display of clear yellow
trumpet flowers in early summer with semievergreen foliage. 'Margarita' is
a superior seedling selected by Don Jacobs of Eco Gardens in Decatur,
Georgia. With its much larger, more prominent flowers, it was superior in
every way to common seedlings, so Jacobs named it for his wife. He had no
idea that it would survive winters to minus 25 F. as it has known to do.
'Margarita' is a Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural
Society. Grows 8-12’.
HUMULUS lupulus ‘Bianca,’
Excellent ornamental vine with yellow-grape-like leaves that emerge yellow
then mature to lime green, with reddish or sometimes pink stems. Fast
growing vine that needs support structure or can be grown on the ground.
Fascinating dangling pinecone-like fruiting structures appear in late summer
and are used for brewing beer. Sun. 20'. Best grown in part shade out
of afternoon sun.
Hydrangea. Sun or
shade; flowers mid-summer to fall.
The queen of the vines! Showy fragrant white lacecap flowers in late spring
to early summer. Glossy dark green leaves turn gold in fall. Exfoliating
rich colored bark brings more interest in fall and winter. Vigorous self clinging vine that grows best in part shade with east or north
a.p. ‘Miranda.' Same
as above with variegated green and yellow foliage.
a.p. 'Skyland Giant.'
Cherished for its extra
large lacecaps made up of masses of tiny fertile flowers ringed by loosely
arranged, larger white florets. Lustrous, deep green leaves add to its
immense appeal. Can grow 10-30.'
Glory. Sun; annual.
alba, Moonflower: 6"
fragrant morning glory-like white flowers open in the evening through early
morning; shade extends bloom through early morning hours; vigorous, a real
x multifida, Cardinal Climber:
many small red flowers like mini morning glories; attractive dark green
deeply lobed leaves; vigorous vine; a spectacular non-stop show of color.
bright clear blue flowers shading lighter toward the center; flowers summer
and fall; vigorous.
Sweet Pea. Sun/part
shade; blooms mid to late summer.
flowers various shades of pink and white; very fragrant; attractive deep
green foliage; good cut flower.
pericyclymenum ‘Graham Thomas',’Wild
shade; 20-30'; sweetly fragrant cream-white flowers summer until frost;
discovered by English plantsman Graham Stuart Thomas.
x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet.’
Fast growing evergreen vine with red blossoms; heat tolerant.
x heckrotti ‘Gold Flame’
or sometimes called
8-15'; carmine buds open to deep yellow blooms June-frost; fragrant; the
most handsome climbing honeysuckle.
Vigorous twining vine with
pure white fragrant flowers that change to yellow in summer. Reaches
Rich purple-tinted, and
dark green leaves. Coral red flowers turn to yellow in summer. Foliage
turns deep purple in winter.
reticulata 'Kintzley's Ghost.' A stunning vine with showy
yellow flowers that are surrounded by circular bracts that start green then
transform to silvery-white. The distinctive eucalyptus-like bracts remain on
the vine all summer and well into fall. Very easy to grow, is not picky
about soil, and is happy with moderate irrigation. Blooms in early summer.
Sun to part shade. Grows 15'.
growing 10-15’ vine with scarlet tubes with yellow insides. Designated a
Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant of Merit for its outstanding qualities.
sempervirens ‘Blanche Sandman.’
Coral blooms on this vigorous growing vine. Creates a billowy mass on top
of a structure if allowed to climb. Proven insect and disease resistance.
Blooms May through frost. Grows 6 to 8 feet tall. Grow in partial shade.
Named after the former president of the NC Botanical Garden Foundation. An
extra long blooming version of our native coral honeysuckle. Blooms in
spring, drawing the first humming birds of the season. Grow in full sun to
part shade. Grows 3 to 6 feet tall and wide.
clinging vine with purplsh new growth, maple-like leaves, maturing to green,
then turning dark re-purple in fall. Grows fast. Full to part sun.
Maypop, Passion Flower.
Sun; hardy native.
large showy purplish pink flowers appear in June and continue through the
summer; showy seed pods.
SCHIZOPHRAGMA, Japanese Hydrangea Vine.
Part shade to shade.
Self clinging vine with attractive silver-patterned foliage. Showy flat
clusters of white flowers bloom in late spring and summer. Thrives on walls
and tree trunks, even blooming in shade. Native to Japan and Korea.
Sun; deciduous vines, climbing by tendrils, with broad palmate leaves and
producing clusters of juicy berries for table use or wine making. Very
ornamental. May be used on fences, arbors or trellises with the additional
reward of delicious fruit.
labrusca ‘Eastern Concord.’
Delicious blue-black grapes
Attractive rich purple-leafed ornamental for espalier and trellis. Small to
medium fruits in early fall.
12” violet-purple flower clusters on vigorous, fast growing vine.
hard throughout the growing season and root prune to encourage flowering.
Sun to part shade.
This native, vigorous plant sports fragrant, 4 to 6 inch long cascading
clusters of lavender-blue flowers. Unlike other types of Wisteria, this
selection blooms after foliage development. Flowers June through August.
Can reach 20 to 30 feet. Prefers moist soils in full sun to part shade.
‘Blue Moon.’ Blooms
three times a year, in June, August and September. Grows 20 feet each
year. Grow in sun to shade.