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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Clematis Plant Seeds
The clematis remains a member of the buttercup or Ranunculaceae family of plants. Clematis originated in China and Japan and became known as a traveler’s joy in England. Other names for the clematis plant include:
Old man’s beard.
One of the oldest and most frequently grown cultivars of the clematis is Clematis x jackmanii.
The clematis gets its name from the ancient Greek word, clematis, which means a climbing plant. Nowadays, about 250 or more cultivars and species of the clematis exist. Many got their names from the people who developed them, or for a unique characteristic of the individual plant.
General Description of the Clematis
Most clematis plants are woody, climbing, and vigorously growing vines. The vines of the climber stay somewhat fragile until they age. Leaves grow opposite each other and divide into leaflets. Leafstalks curl and twist around a supporting structure while they get taller and climb. They appear evergreen in temperate climates and prefer cold climates that have full sun and well-drained soil.
This plant grows from six to 12 feet tall. It grows in zones three through 11, depending on the variety chosen. Clematis vines prefer fresh roots, in general.
Some varieties of clematis grow more like shrubs than vines.
Three basic varieties of clematis exist. Each type blooms at a different time in the growing season. For instance, the spring-blooming variety produces large, showy flowers on the side shoots of the vine. Another clematis variety blooms during the summer and fall of the year. The third variety of this vine includes the twice-flowering clematis, which blooms from spring into the fall.
Benefits of the Clematis Plant
Besides the stunning purple, white, and red flowers, the clematis provides food for certain caterpillars and Lepidoptera species of butterflies. Peribatodes rhomboidaria, or the willow beauty butterfly, is one species of butterfly that counts on the clematis to provide food for them.
Cultivating the Clematis
This versatile plant grows well in average garden soil. It utilizes structures such as walls and fences to climb and become tall. It likes cool, moist soil, and appreciates light shade. Clematis also grows well in containers.
Pruning a Clematis
Early flowering clematis plants don’t require pruning unless the growth becomes tangled. Plants that bloom in the early summer can get pruned lightly during its dormant season to improve the plant’s shape and structure. Clematis plants that bloom later in the season can get pruned down to a pair of buds during the dormant season.