The Collector's Corner

 

Updated April 9, 2019

At Collector's Corner Sales we’re counting the days until FRIDAY APRIL 12 from 10 am to 2 pm when we open all sales areas for the 2019 growing season. We are open for sales Fridays beginning April 12 through the end of October. Please remember all onsite sales are first come, first served. (We do not hold plants for anyone prior to sale, and we don’t hold plants for you after you’ve left the garden. We request that you refrain from asking our sales volunteers to act against this policy.)

Prices have not changed: Most 1-gallon Clematis are $20 each (orange tags); 2-gallon Clematis are $25 each (orange tags, located on the terrace). Collector’s Corner plants are $40 each and located on their rack inside the greenhouse.

Collector’s Corner Offerings for 2019

Clematis coactilis: We begin the season with five specimens for sale, several in bud, and more to follow.

Clematis coactilis  is native to the shale barrens of Virginia, but has adapted well to our sunny Front Bank garden.

Clematis coactilis is native to the shale barrens of Virginia, but has adapted well to our sunny Front Bank garden.


Clematis fauriei: We begin the season with one plant in bloom, and will have more later. Grown from seed from the specimen first acquired from Magnus Johnson.

Clematis fauriei  is in the atragene section of the genus, so good drainage and avoid hot afternoon sun. Native to the island of Honshu in northern Japan.

Clematis fauriei is in the atragene section of the genus, so good drainage and avoid hot afternoon sun. Native to the island of Honshu in northern Japan.

'Duchess of Waverly': Available later in the season.

'Duchess of Waverly'

'Duchess of Waverly'

'Halina Noll': Later in the season

‘Halina Noll’ was bred by Wladyslaw Noll of Poland.

‘Halina Noll’ was bred by Wladyslaw Noll of Poland.


'Maksymillian Kolbe': One plant available with more to follow.

'Maksymillian Kolbe' in its host shrub,  Viburnum plicatum  forma  tomentosum  'Molly Schroeder'.

'Maksymillian Kolbe' in its host shrub, Viburnum plicatum forma tomentosum 'Molly Schroeder'.

'Prins Hendrik': We begin the season with two plants and more to follow.

'Prins Hendrik' showing its fascinating texture. For reasons known only to itself, this flower only has five sepals. This is highly unusual—expect 6 to 8.

'Prins Hendrik' showing its fascinating texture. For reasons known only to itself, this flower only has five sepals. This is highly unusual—expect 6 to 8.

'Regina': We begin the season with two plants and more to follow.

'Regina' when just open. Fades gracefully to a lighter lavender when grown in full sun.

'Regina' when just open. Fades gracefully to a lighter lavender when grown in full sun.

'Sharpie': We begin the season with one plant and more to follow.

'Sharpie' is a poor candidate for living in a container, where it becomes quite rangy. In the ground it is fantastic, as well as fantastical!

'Sharpie' is a poor candidate for living in a container, where it becomes quite rangy. In the ground it is fantastic, as well as fantastical!

C. texensis: We begin the season with two plants with more to follow.

Clematis texensis , the red + red form, also known as the Tarpley River form. We believe the dark spots on the leaves are cellular damage from being watered on hot days. Maurice Horn at Joy Creek Nursery suggested this.

Clematis texensis, the red + red form, also known as the Tarpley River form. We believe the dark spots on the leaves are cellular damage from being watered on hot days. Maurice Horn at Joy Creek Nursery suggested this.

Clematis vinacea: We begin the season with 8 plants.

Clematis vinacea  was originally misrepresented on herbarium specimens as  C. crispa . They look nothing alike—the flowers of  C. vinacea  are much more tailored—and this plant does  not  want soggy feet. Average soil moisture is advised.

Clematis vinacea was originally misrepresented on herbarium specimens as C. crispa. They look nothing alike—the flowers of C. vinacea are much more tailored—and this plant does not want soggy feet. Average soil moisture is advised.