Pretty Purple Clematis, a vine of woodland glades, is uncommon and elusive in the woods. We sold out of our original seeding of Purple Clematis last summer, but now that we have plants established in the garden at Beaux Arbres, we are collecting seeds from our own plants. This spring we expect to have a good supply of year-old plants.
Vines are awkward things to bring to plant sales and farmers’ markets. Once they start climbing, their pots tip over easily and the plants are easily damaged. The one-year-old Purple Clematis we will be offering this year are a very good deal for this beautiful and hard-to-source vine. They won’t bloom this year but they are just right for establishing in your garden for bloom next year.
For the best selection of native vines, plan on visiting our farm. Other vines we are growing at Beaux Arbres include: Virgins’s Bower, Glaucous Honeysuckle, Hairy Honeysuckle, Canada Moonseed, an herbaceous vine called American Groundnut, and a delicate biennial called Allegheny Fringe.