More Information About Clematis
You are no doubt familiar with the typical vining mailbox clematis, so we've chosen the clematis road less traveled. Our focus is the semi-shrubby, partially-vining, and little-known clematis plants, many of which are native to the US (including North Carolina). These clematis are great as individual specimens as well as for weaving harmlessly through a shrub or small tree. We have found these native plants to be very easy to grow and have none of the disease dieback problems that can be expected with the large-flower hybrid clematis.
The clematis selections at our plant shop online feature dangling flowers that are cup-shaped or bell-shaped. Many of these unusual clematis vines die back to the ground each winter but reliably resprout the following spring and clamber back to their 6-10' height. Others form a rounded mound on the ground up to 18" tall. Many of the native clematis species are a common site along fencerows in Texas north to Illinois. The flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. Try pairing our Clematis seletions with some other esoteric plants such as Arabis, Polygonatum, Selaginella and Erigeron. When you are ready to buy clematis for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online listing of clematis for sale.