Alpine Clematis, Alpine Vigin's Bower Clematis alpina

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Botanical Name:

Clematis alpina

Family:

RANUNCULACEAE

Genus:

Clematis

Species:

alpina

Common Name:

Alpine Clematis, Alpine Vigin's Bower

Seeds Per Pound:
238,947
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
51
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
6-10 feet
Collection Locale:
Poland
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.03 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
12.95
1 g
69.95
10 g
349.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: germination may be delayed for up to 90 days.
In a Nutshell:
* Clematis alpina or Alpine Clematis is a flowering deciduous vine of the genus Clematis. Like many members of that genus, it is prized by gardeners for its showy flowers.
* Clematis alpina is a very hardy, early flowering vine
* C. alpina is native to Europe; in the United States it grows best in American Horticultural Society zones 9 to 6, which are generally found in the southern USA. more...
* You can also plant it in the garden and just about forget about it
* Its main color is a blue/mauve but a variety called C. alpine var. sibirica (Siberian clematis) is white more...
Short description:
Fine Gardening states on its website: Alpine clematis is one of the earliest clematises to bloom, in early May. It bears relatively small but delightful nodding, bell-shaped flowers, 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, in a great variety of colors. Noteworthy characteristics: Early, profuse bloomer. Care: Grows better in shade than in sun. Best suited for a north-facing, cool, shady position. Unless it starts to look scraggly, it rarely needs pruning, as it flowers on old growth. Grow in fertile, well-drained, acidic soil with abundant organic matter. Plant with the top of the root ball 3 to 5 inches below the surface and provide strong support. Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. Problems: Wilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, and aphids can occur.
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