The Collector's Corner
Open For The Season!
The Collector's Corner is open for 2018 on Fridays from 10-2. Starting in May, FRCC will be expanding it's sale hours to include Saturdays from 10-2 through October. Here is the inventory of clematis we have available for April 13th. Please remember, we are not set up for mail-order, and we do not hold plants for anyone (paid for or not). Nor are Collector's Corner clematis taken to offsite plant sales. This is strictly a first come, first served sales area. The price is $40 for a well-rooted plant in a #1 pot, and it has already bloomed for us. We guarantee these plants to be true to name.
Collectors Corner Plant Offerings for 2018
'Duchess of Waverly': seen above, this is the cultivar originating in Milwaukie Oregon and saved from extinction by Brewster Rogerson. Although we have shared this cultivar with retail mail-order nurseries, it is not yet widely restored to the trade. We have 7 plants for sale.
'Halina Noll': It was a tremendous honor for the Rogerson Clematis Collection to be able to restore this cultivar to its country of origin, Poland. Bred by Wladyslaw Noll, it is a pure white large-flowered hybrid that is garden-worthy by any definition. We have one plant available, with more to follow.
'Magda': one of the many lovely large-flowered hybrids created by Br. Stefan Franczak of Poland. Someone asked that we propagate this about three years ago, and we've not heard from her since. Hope whomever she was sees this. We start the season with three plants available. http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=3751
'Miranda': This is the deeper blue/purple sister of 'Arabella'. Our plants originally came to us from Chalk Hill Clematis, back in their hay-day as a premier source of mail-order clematis. We currently have two plants for sale.
'Peveril Profusion': SOLD OUT
'Prins Hendrik': Although still available in Europe, this beautiful German heirloom (1908) has disappeared from the trade in the US. We are fortunate Brewster Rogerson began collecting when he did, in the 1970s-90s. Our picture shows the opening blossom looking a bit balletic. The flowers are quite large. We have 5 plants, and there are more coming on for later.
'Regina': This is another reliable large-flowered hybrid from Stefan Franczak of Poland. This plant gives two fabulous shows per growing season, covering a tutuer in spring, then wandering among the surrounding perennials in the autumn for another great performance. We have 4 plants.
'Sharpie': This clematis began as a rescued volunteer from a pot of 'Clochette Pride' (syn. 'Campanulina Plena') back when Brewster housed the collection entirely in pots. We were never able to keep more than 1-2 plants alive until finally able to plant it in the Founder's Garden, where it has become a fabulous attraction. It reblooms well. We begin the season with two plants, with more to follow as they root out. We have two plants for sale, with more to follow later.
C. texensis: Although occasionally available here and there in the trade, we must charge more for this "Holy Grail" species because it can only be grown from seed, and we flower each seedling before offering it for sale so we can absolutely assure you the color of each specimen. This means each plant is at least two years old, usually more. We have 3 for sale:all are solidly brilliant red inside and out. There will be at least 10 more we will offer as they bloom. The name tags are quite specific as to color. The hummingbird is the natural pollinator of this plant.
Clematis vinacea: One of the most recent species to be documented from the big study going on in the SE USA. This is a highly garden-worthy species with an interesting growth and bloom pattern: in comes up in the spring like a non-vining herbaceous perennial and flowers rather early at about 2-3' (< 1 meter) tall. After the first flush of bloom it begins clinging and reaches 5-6' (up to 2 meters) tall before flowering again. This has been bone hardy for five years in the ground in our test garden. Because hummingbirds love it, we grow it from seed on an isolated plant in out greenhouse. We have 7 for sale.
More to come: Later in the season, as the plants root out, we will have 'Fond Memories', 'Maksymilian Kolbe', 'Tim's Passion', and other unusual clematis ready to sell here. Stay tuned.
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