Friday, January 23, 2015
Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata'
Synonyms: Clematis flammula var. rubromarginata
This is a slightly different twist on Clematis compared to the large flowered garden cultivars. It seems to make its mark by having a huge shower of smaller flowers. The vine is also more aggressive and larger growing. A good end of dormancy shearing will keep this plant in check and still provide good flowering. The group shot shows how pretty a big group of the flowers are.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
This is a tender tropical plant native to the Philippines. It has slowly become available here in the Northeastern United States. It is usually in flower when offered. It can be used as a big container plant or a greenhouse plant. It doesn’t do great as a houseplant since it craves high humidity. The foliage is a great dark green with veins. It can be a little coarse looking but definitely adds a tropical flair.