Joy Creek Nursery

150-339-1   Clematis 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'  

Clematis 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'
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The history of Clematis 'Mrs. Robert Brydon' reminds us that many of the plants that we grow in our gardens have been "found" by gardeners. In this case, in 1935, the gardener for Elizabeth Prentiss of Cleveland, Ohio, found this cross between C .heracleifolia var. davidiana, a species from China, and our North American native, C. virginiana. It was named for the gardener's wife. This big herbaceous clematis has managed to remain in the trade ever since. One of the reasons for its popularity is the fact that it blooms for an extended period of time. Individual flowers are small but are borne in great profusion near the terminals of the stem. Each flower has four or five sepals that are curled back to expose prominent stamens. Because it does not climb, we have found it useful in large containers where we let it spill dramatically to the ground. We have also used it to cover gentle inclines and to hide stumps. All of our Clematis are two year old plants that are suitable for immediate planting in your garden.

Midsummer to mid-autumn.  6-8 ft.

Pale Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
This summer bloomer has it main crop on the current year's growth. Prune this back hard at the end of winter to encourage new growth.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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