Growing Clematis: Selection & Management
June 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
From small bellflowers to 8″ wide star blossoms, clematis can show off a wide variety of colorful ornamental flowers throughout the growing season. Grow clematis vines for vertical interest or as groundcover that naturally interweaves with plant companions. Clematis are most often affiliated with cottage gardens, yet you can find them growing on vertical features made of metal, wood, or rope in any garden design. Join Cindy Tibbetts, clematis specialty grower at Hummingbird Farm, to explore and learn about the extensive array of clematis at the Gardens, garden cultivation, and what species will work for you, in pots or in-ground.
Cindy Tibbetts, owner of Hummingbird Farm, began offering clematis in 2000 and soon discovered that many of her customers were intimidated by these flowering vines, while others wanted hard-to-find varieties. To meet these varied needs, the folks at Hummingbird Farm have researched and experimented, constantly looking for rare and reliable varieties and developing the best techniques for planting and caring for them. Hummingbird Farm sells a large selection of clematis, all disease-resistant and hardy to Zone 4.