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Clematis...The clematis we offer are hardy tested cultivars that have proven themselves to be reliable in Northeast Wisconsin.  Our offerings are for heavily rooted plants that are available in containers at the farm.  Clematis should be planted deeply, bury stems 3 to 4 inches for best results.  Deep planting insures that the crown of the plant is protected from damage that may occur at the surface and promotes better rooting.  Clematis should be planted in a location in which the soil can be kept evenly moist and cool.  These plants resent wet, or hot and dry locations.  Please note that there are many different plant habits that can be used in a variety of ways in the garden or landscape. A few other cultivars are available, but are in short supply.  More Clematis will be added this spring and will be available this summer for visitors.

Cactus...Shipped bareroot.  These are easily hardy through zone 4 and have no particular soil needs, other than they do not want to be wet.  Hot sunny locations are excellent.  Shipped early May through September.  Available at the farm during our digging season.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Alionushka'.
 A non-clinging or climbing type plant that can be trained or grown through an obelisk, plant cage or box trellis.  'Alionushka' will grow to 8' and is quite vigorous.  Blooms are lavender-mauve with long petals which are narrow at the base and wide with a curl at the end.  The 3" flowers are showy and nod.  Flowering lasts much of the summer.  Prune 3.  We've grown this plant for 10 years and it has never failed to put on a great show.  Very hardy.  3 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Arabella'.
  Round semi-nodding 2"-3" flowers are bluish-purple with red and cream blushed anthers.  A non-climbing type plant that can be trained or grown through an obelisk, plant cage, box trellis or shrubs.  Prune 3.  A new variety for us, but reportedly very good and hardy.  3 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants

Clematis 'Avante Garde'.  Round 3" bluish-red flowers with a puff of cream to pink petaloid stamens.  Flowers appear to be double from a distance.   Elegant lacey rounded foliage.  Plants are heavy blooming throughout the summer.   A good trellis or wire climbing plant to 10'.  Ours grows nicely on a fence wire trellis and greets visitors to our sales field. Prune 3.  2 year plants, heavily rooted. 
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Boulevard Samaritan Jo'.  Clematis Samaritan Jo is a lovely white flushed with lavender and has a fine purple picotee.  Once established it is an excellent grower and produces a multitude of flowers throughout the summer season.  Grow to 8 feet for us on a wire trellis.  Excellent and healthy.  Prune 3.  3 year old plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Charmaine'.  This beautiful red semi-double has elegant ruffled petals that twist and turn.  Flowers are rounded and of medium-large size.  Plants grow to around 6 feet and have wonderful rounded leaflets.  Excellent.  Prune 3.  2 and 3 year plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Crystal Fountain'.  Clematis Crystal Fountain is one of the best growing of this beautiful vining genera.  Flowers are a lavender blue and produced in profusion.  Each flower has a large buff of white waxy stamens that counter the petal color beautifully.  Plants reach 8 feet easily and produce outstanding lush foliage that covers any support from view.  Ours is grown on wire and we don't see the support by the end of May.  Bloom occurs throughout the summer.  Prune 3.  3 year plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'.  The pink flowers are upward facing and are shaped like tulips.  Blooms July to September.  Can climb to 15' on well established plants.  Great on a large trellis, wire post or climbing threw shrubs.  A beautiful and unusual C. texensis hybrid.  Prune 3.  3 year plants, heavily rooted. 
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Franziska Maria'. A beautiful shorter cultivar that is a purple-blue double.  Flowers are of medium size and have good lasting qualities.  Plants are smaller, compared to most-4 or 5 feet.  Franziska Maria has beautiful foliage and presents its flowers well.  Excellent for a place that requires a more compact plant.  Prune 3.  2 to 3 year plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis heracleifolia 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'.  Clematis heracleifolia is a bush clematis attaining heights of 6' to 8'.  The plants sprawl if not supported. She can be trained or grown through an obelisk, plant cage, box trellis or be left to grow her own way.  The 1" blue and cream starry flowers are borne in abundance toward the end of August into September.  Plants are extremely vigorous growers and are very hardy.  Flowers look great in bouquets.  Superior and seldom seen in our Wisconsin gardens.  Prune 3.  4 year plants, heavily rooted
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis integrifolia.  Non-clinging/climbing plant habit on relative short plants (3').  Plants look great when grown in a box trellis that the short plants spill over.  The blue flowers have four petals that are narrow.  Flowers nod and are produced in abundance.  Very hardy and a good grower.  Popular with visitors at the farm due to its unique habit and unusual 1.5" to 2" flowers.  After flowering C. integrifolia produces beautiful puffy seed heads for an extended season show.  Prune 3.  3 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis integrifolia 'rosea'.  Non-clinging/climbing plant habit on relative short plants (3').  Plants look great when grown in a box trellis that the short plants spill over.  The same plant habit as integrifolia, but flowers are a pinkish-rose in color.  Flowers nod and are produced in abundance.  Very hardy and a good grower.  Popular with visitors at the farm due to its unique habit and unusual 1.5" to 2" flowers.  After flowering C. integrifolia produces beautiful puffy seed heads for an extended season show.  Prune 3.  3 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Josephine'.  A climbing hybrid that can grow to 12'.  Flowers are very double with base petals a bronzy-pink with a darker midrib and inner petals are light lilac-pink with a darker midrib.  As the flowers age the outer petals drop away to leave the expanding inner petals in the form of a pom pom.  Plants bloom on and off all summer and flowers are quite long lasting.  'Josephine' has been an easy grower for us and is a real showoff with her large blooms.  Prune 2.  1 year plants, heavily rooted.  Sent bare root or in liner pot in spring, so please be ready to plant upon arrival.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Liberation'. Clematis Liberation is an outstanding rapid growing climber that presents its large dusty pink flowers to perfection.  Flowers petals have a wide deep rose centerline that creates a wonderful contrast.  Excellent for growing on a trellis, post, obelisk or wondering through shrubs.  One of the most vigorous Clematis we grow.  Prune 3.  3 year heavily rooted plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis occidentalis.
  These are seed grown from a plant that originated from a forest in Post Lake, Wisconsin.  This is an extremely hardy species that requires no pruning of its hardy vines.  Plants reach 12 feet and cling nicely to any support given to it.  This is the earliest Clematis to bloom by far in our gardens, usually presenting its numerous down hanging blooms in May.  The 3 inch flowers are a rather unusual lavender coloration and have four finger-like petals.  Flowering occurs as the first foliage is being produced, creating a real show on the rather naked vines.  Leaves are wide, rounded and toothed on the ends.  While the plants only bloom in the spring, the foliage remains in great condition throughout the summer months as it grows.  It is not invasive and can be easily pruned to keep it in bounds (if necessary).  Plants may be grown in full sun or partial shade and look great on posts, trellises, or wondering through shrubs (which it does in the wild).  Prune 1.  2 year pants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Pagoda'.  Nodding 2" to 3" flowers are a cream, lavender and pink mix with more deeply colored veining.  The outside of the petals are a much deeper coloration.  Floriferous and fast growing.  A C. texensis hybrid.  Prune 3.  2 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Petit Faucon'.  A non clinging/climbing plant that is approximately 3'.  Flowers are deep blue with four fluted and twisted petals surrounding yellow-orange stamens.  Flowers are semi nodding.  Blooms from June to September.  Like integrifolia it looks great in a box trellis, trailing over rocks or wondering through the garden.  This is a new plant for us that has had good reviews for beauty and hardiness.  Prune 3.  4 year plants, heavily rooted.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Pink Champagne'.
  Clematis 'Pink Champagne'. 5″ deep rosy-pink, very free flowering, compact plant. Also known as Kakio, from Japan. Blooms May, June, August, and September. It is a real eye-catcher with its rounded well presented flowers. Prune 2 or 3. 3 year plants.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Princess Diana'.  Flowers are much like C. 'Duchess of Albany', but are a hot bubble gum pink.  Upward facing and tulip shaped.  Vines reach 15' on mature plants.  C. 'Princess Diana' looks great growing through shrubs as well.  A C. texensis hybrid.  Prune 3.  1 year plants, heavily rooted.  Sent bare root or in liner pot in spring, so please be ready to plant upon arrival.
 $16.95 2-3 year plants
Clematis 'Sapphire Indigo'.  Flowers are a deep blue-purple that are star shaped (8 petals).  Blooms continuously from June to September.  Non-clinging plants grow to 4' when trained.  A good candidate for an obelisk, plant cage, box trellis or be left to grow her own way.  A very heavy bloom cultivar.  Prune 2.  4 year plants, heavily rooted. 
 $16.95 2 year plants
Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'. Finally a clematis like Sweet Autumn, but only better! Sweet Summer Love gives a sweet fragrance and ease of growth. It has striking star like, multi-colored blooms of cranberry & violet that bloom earlier and longer than the traditional white Sweet Autumn. A 'Proven Winner' for those that are interested in this designation.  Plants are easy to grow and are highly productive.  Prune 3.
 $16.95 2 year plants
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'.  The large flat carmine-red flowers have lighter centers and are borne in abundance.   Grows to 15' and can cover a large area over time.  Blooms heavily in late June and then on and off through August.  Our plant grows on a wire covered post and blooms spectacularly each year.  Prune 3.  2 year plants, heavily rooted. 
$6.75/ Blooming Size Plants
Optunia humifusa.   A hardy cactus that grows quite well in Wisconsin and even further north!  Native to almost all states bordering the Mississippi River and east.  This cactus has the paddle shaped stems with small pokers.  Flowers are bright yellow and about 1.5" to 2" in diameter and bloom in June here in Wisconsin.  Flowering can be quite heavy and the plants are quite showy when in bloom.  After flowering, plants grow fruit that turns red as the season progresses.   Grows only to about 6", as the paddles often lay flat on the ground.  In late fall the plants reduce the amount of water in their paddles and become wrinkled and desiccated in appearance.  During the month of May the plants rehydrate and become plump before the onset of new growth and flowering.  No special care is needed, but they do best in full sun and a well drained area.  Ours grow on clay next to boulders in an exposed area.  This hardy cactus is perfect conversation piece that will grow well in hot dry places that other plants do not flourish.  My aunt grows it between a driveway and a rock wall.  Try it in a rock garden or along a brick patio.  We send bare root plants (these don't ever make big root systems).  We can ship throughout spring, summer and fall.
$16.95 2 year plants
Wisteria macrostachya.  A large extremely hardy vine that is superior to other more commonly sold Wisteria species.  Wisteria macrostachya is a native to the United States and grows easily in Wisconsin.  Not only does it grow, it blooms profusely each spring and then again on and off throughout the summer.  Pruning new runners encourages older wood to rebloom.   A large heavily built structure will be required for this plant, as it is a vigorous grower.  Plants produce lavender and white pea-like flowers carried on down-hanging racemes.  Available plants are grown from seed collected from the Wisteria macrostachya cultivar 'Blue Moon'.  Seedlings will likely have variability in plant and flower habit, but we have seen very nice results and all are hardy.  3 year containerized plants. 
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