|C. 'Fairy Blue' is often sold |
as syn. 'Crystal Fountain'
|C. 'Nelly Moser' romps with a rhody|
|C. 'Miss Cavell' was introduced|
in 1918 and is named after a nurse
|Native C. integrefolia ochroleuca |
hides behind Kitty
For the gardener just beginning to experiment with clematis, RCC is building a Beginner’s Garden that will feature 40 or so clematis selected by the International Clematis Society as varieties and cultivars that are not only beautiful, but also reliable, and easy to grow. Another garden features clematis from the Baltic (Poland, Estonia, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania) where the genus is enjoyed by avid hobbyists and plant breeders.
Best idea: Attract mason bees by creating a home that also provides support for a clematis!
The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection is devoted to the preservation and continued expansion of the collection to present as fully as possible both the botany of the genus and the range of attractions that clematis have for gardeners, says the RCC’s brochure. They can use our help as volunteers and for financial support. Go for a visit and plan at least two hours to stroll the gardens with a docent. For more information, visit their website.