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Friday, May 10, 2013
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Vines

Raymond EvisonRaymond Evison is renowned as a clematis breeder with over 5 decades of experience and history creating some of the world’s best clematis.

Since he began working with clematis at the age of sixteen, Raymond J. Evison has introduced more than 100 species and cultivars to gardeners worldwide.

His exhibits at the Chelsea Flower show have gained numerous gold medals and in 1995 he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Societies Victoria Medal of Honour for outstanding service to British Horticulture.

Art's Nursery is proud to offer a fine selection of some of his best work:

Empress Clematis

Clematis ‘Empress’

This amazing double flowering clematis is ideal for containers or small gardens. Masses of flowers appear in late spring and early summer as well as late summer. Has a compact bushy habit. Grows to 6ft. Should be lightly pruned in early spring. Hardy in zones 4-9.

Crystal Fountain Clematis

Clematis ‘Crystal Fountain’

Another great clematis vine with bluish double flowers that bloom in late spring, early summer and again in late summer.  Grows to 6ft in height making it ideal for containers, patios and small gardens. Should be lightly pruned in early spring. Hardy in zones 4-9.

Cherokee Clematis

Clematis ‘Cherokee’

Another compact patio clematis from Ray Evison. Grows 3-4ft in height but still has vigorous re-growth after pruning. Prune each spring by cutting 12 inches away. An excellent clematis for growing in containers, on patios, or in small gardens. Flowers from spring to late summer and is suitable for sun or part sun. Hardy in zones 4-9

Rebecca Clematis

Clematis ‘Rebecca’

Rebecca is an outstanding clematis vine for growing in a container or in the garden. Dramatic red flowers bloom in early summer to early autumn. Very free flowering. Suitable for sun or part sun. Will grow 6-8ft in height. Should be lightly pruned each spring. Hardy in zones 4-9

Chantilly Clematis

Clematis ‘Chantilly’

This compact patio clematis is ideal for growing in containers or in small gardens. Grows to only 3-4ft in height but still produces vigorous re-growth. Has a long flowering period from spring to late summer. Suitable for sun or part sun. Easy pruning – just cut 12 inches each spring. Hardy in zones 4-9.

You can learn more about Raymond Evison and his clematis at his website www.raymondevisonclematis.com . If you have questions about Raymond Evison clematis or any other plants we carry, please call 604.882.1201 or visit us in person. Always confirm availability in advance if you are making a special trip as our stock changed frequently.


Saturday, April 13, 2013
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Vines

One of the first vines to bloom in spring are the evergreen and early blooming deciduous clematis. These popular vines offer colourful, sometimes fragrant flowers (particularly Clematis armandii), vigorous growth habits and fairly low maintenance making them an excellent way to create a privacy screen or visual barrier. In this article, we’ll showcase five different clematis vines available this Spring.

Avalanche Clematis

Avalanche Evergreen Clematis

Clematis x cartmanii ‘Blaaval’

A profusion of pure white flowers cover the unique, deeply cut, leathery green leaves. Excellent for trailing down banks (like an avalanche of snow when in bloom!). Can also be used as a climbing vine or a groundcover. Flowers bloom in early to mid-spring. Stems will grow between 10-15ft in length/height. Evergreen. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9. Best when planted in full sun with shaded roots. Soil should be moist, but well drained.

Bluebird Clematis

‘Bluebird Clematis’

Bluebird Clematis is another beautiful deciduous vine with mauve blue, lantern like flowers in spring to late spring. Seed heads are also particularly pleasing. Thrives in sun to part sun in rich, well drained soils. Deciduous. Group 1. Will grow 8-12ft in length/height. Hardy to zone 3.

Pink a Boo Clematis

Pink-a-Boo Anemone Clematis

Clematis montana rubens ‘Monsichuan’

This superb clematis has deep plum coloured foliage and white flowers with a pink blush. Wonderful as a climbing vine or a groundcover. Blooms in early spring. Best in part to full sun with shaded roots. Stems can grow to 20ft in length/height. Hardy in USDA zones 6-9

Pauline Clematis

‘Pauline’ Clematis

Pauline is a unique clematis that features large lantern-like hanging flowers in shades of blue with white stamens. Blooms in mid-April to May. This is an unusual clematis that is sure to grab the attention of visitors to your garden. Stems grow approx. 10ft in height/spread. Best when grown in full to part sun with shaded roots. Prefers moist, but well drained, cool soils. Deciduous. Hardy to zone 3.

Markhams Pink Clematis

Clematis ‘Markhams Pink’

This extremely hardy, popular deciduous clematis vine features enchanting pink, lantern-like flowers in spring. Blooms appear on previous years growth and develop attractive seed heads. Ideal for covering walls or arbors. Can also be grown in containers. Prune as per group 1. Grows 8-12 ft tall and wide. Best when grown in full to part sun with shaded roots. Soil should be moist and well drained. Hardy in zones 3-9.

How to Grow Clematis

Clematis vines are fairly easy to plant and grow. Plant them in sunny or partly sunny location in moist, but well drained soils. Unlike a lot of other plants, it is ok to bury them a little deeper. This will encourage new stems to develop leading to a bushier plant over time. Ensure the roots are shaded. While they like sun, it is better if the roots are kept cool.

These and many other climbing vines are generally available at Art's Nursery. As always call ahead to confirm availability of specific varieties. If you have any questions about Clematis, please drop by and visit or give us a call at 604.882.1201 during busines hours.


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