Oh how joyous when Clematis was grown by our vendors. But, our vendors struggled to transport the bloom laden vines and in the end, most stopped growing them. We were stuck with demand but no product. So Martin Garden Center began growing its own Clematis 4 years ago and we now sell 200+ each spring. We normally release our clematis mid-April (and yes, we allow customers to place reserves (unpaid) on the vines growing in the back of our Greenhouse and we will call you before we release our vines). But once we move the Clematis outside circa mid-April, if you don’t pick up your reserved vine, we make it available to the public. Rarely do we have clematis vines available past June.
Clematis are deciduous flowering vines, reaching on average 10-12 feet at mature size. They will root when they touch soil so you often can generate more vines. In our Zone 8 climate, Clematis prefer afternoon shade but will tolerate full sun. Keep the roots well mulched. Use a broad based fertilizer twice a year (Easter and Thanksgiving). We recommend Espoma Holly Tone.
Each year, we carry 9-10 Clematis varieties often including, but not limited to, the following:
Dr. Ruple Clematis
Clematis Ernest Markham
Clematis Mrs. N Thompson
Clematis Nelly Moser
Clematis Sapphire Indigo
Clematis The President