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Clematis integrifolia ‘Blue Boy’

Clematis

Simple and beautiful, Clematis includes over 300 named cultivars and even more wild species than the rose. Our selections offer stylish blossoms, attractive carefree foliage, and ornamental seed heads, in exchange for a minimum of attention. Use them to cover just about every stump and dead tree, as well as on trellises, arbors, pergolas, walls and tall shrubs. They prefer to be planted slightly deep in cool well-drained soil with mulch or a ground cover to shade their feet; provide a support and let them climb. Each vine is 18 inches to 2 feet tall.  Medium Band.

<i>Clematis integrifolia</i> ‘Blue Boy’

Developed in 1947 by Canada’s impressive hybridizer Dr. Frank Skinner, this select seedling originated from a C. integrifolia and C. viticella cross. A pleasing fan-like symmetry is achieved as sturdy nonclinging stalks, needing only minimal support, produce paired wiry stems that jut out at pronounced angles with 4 in. wide steel-blue bells at their tips. Several hundred gracefully flaring flowers appear nonstop for a stunning nearly 3 month long display, while a moderate trimming produces yet another round of blooms. ‘Blue Boy’s sleek, compact habit can be threaded into a rose, grown alongside C. x durandii or premiered in a pot.

Blooms June–September

Size: 4' 0" – 6' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Our featured plant: Sarcococca ruscifolia

Sweet Sarcococca, Envisioning Spring, “DIG” into our 2022 catalog!

Sweet Sarcococca……

Aptly named Sweet Box, these handsome, shade-loving shrubs lend lustrous evergreen foliage and heavenly winter fragrance to a shady spot. Copious petite white flowers plus spherical red fruit perk up the deer-resistant dark green leaves that clothe close-knit low-lying stems. Tailor-made for hedging, containers, embellishing entranceways or carpeting the woodland garden, Sarcococca is an indispensable easy-care shrub for the winter landscape, appreciating regular watering as well as an annual shearing to maintain its dashing appearance. This year we’re offering a new introduction, Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ along with Sarcococca ruscifolia.

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