New Products for 2018

Early Sensation Clematis

Early Sensation Clematis


NEW! Forget everything you know about clematis, and meet Early Sensation. This evergreen variety is a non-twining type. Early Sensation's foliage is deeply lobed and crinkled resembling curly parsley. Early spring brings masses of pale green, plump flower buds that open in clear white with a lime-tinted center. A relatively dwarf variety, the vines typically reach about 6 feet long. Early Sensation is happy in a large container and can be tied to a trellis or in the landscape spilling over a retainer wall. This magnificent hybrid is the result of crossing two New Zealand natives. Prune lightly to shape in spring immediately following bloom. Hardy in zones 7-10.

Early Sensation is shipped at the end of April/beginning of May in 3 1/2 inch pots. Order early for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order

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Plant HeightPlant SpacingHardiness ZoneBloom Time
5-7'3-5'7-10Mid to late spring

Clematis x Cartmanii

Initial Instructions
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to full exposure. If you are keeping your clematis plant in a container, re-pot it into an 8-10 inch diameter pot. The plant will require re-potting to a larger container as it grows. Up-pot when the plant appears root bound or when large roots push out the drainage holes. A final pot size of at least 14 inches in diameter and depth is recommended. If planting in the ground, select a location with well-drained soil, spacing the plants 3-5 feet apart. Provide a support structure for the non-twining vines; a trellis, fence, or arbor will suffice. Planting against a south or west-facing wall works well. Early Sensation may also be grown as a sprawling groundcover.

Water regularly during the growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Fertilize early in the season with a well-balanced fertilizer. No pruning is required; prune lightly to shape if necessary in spring. As the plant grows, train the vines around the support structure. Since Early Sensation does not have tendrils, its vines may need to be tied to the support. For plants in the ground, mulch well in autumn to protect the roots. Otherwise, bring the container into a protected location during cold months.

Pests & Diseases
Aphids, slugs and snails may attack new growth. Control aphids with Neem oil or Pyrethrin and slugs/snails with bait.

Soil Type
Standard potting soil in containers or well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter in the ground.

Light Requirements
Full sun to partial shade.