Patio Clematis Breakthrough
Provides New Design Options for Container Gardeners
PATIO CLEMATIS DEBUTS
AT PRESTIGIOUS PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Note: Gardeners everywhere are offered fabulous new possibilities
for decorating their patios, decks and balconies with Raymond
Evison Patio Clematis™ Collection. Beautiful visuals available
CA - February 2005 -The first clematis ever bred to be grown
in a container will be unveiled to gardening enthusiasts at
the Philadelphia Flower Show March 6-13.
Raymond Evison Patio Clematis™ Collection, credited to be the
most disease-resistant and longest-blooming clematis ever cultivated,
will be introduced in the U.S. for the first time this spring.
The coveted collection will be available at independent garden
centers across the country this spring.
writers and the horticultural elite are calling the patio collection
the most talked-about plant series for spring 2005.
the first clematis bred to be contained, it's no surprise that
Evison's potted vines have struck a cord with garden trendsetters,"
says Joe Gray, regional vice president of Hines Horticulture,
the company that is helping to introduce the new clematis in
North America. These usually long-blooming beauties have already
scored appearances in leading magazines like Better Homes
& Gardens, and Garden Design.
clematis are for anyone to grow," says Gray. Novice gardeners
will like the fact that these low-maintenance clematis require
minimal care and know-how; while advanced gardeners will be
inspired with the range of design options the clematis provide
in and out of their containers.
brilliant Cezanne™, Picardy™ and Versailles™, all found in the
Patio Collection, offer extraordinary vertical columns of color
with their high flower and bud counts. Huge 4-inch wide flowers
of brilliant jewel tones of magenta, blue and purple bloom well
into fall. Unlike many older cultivars, these new clematis offer
Picardy and Versailles thrive equally well in the garden outside
of their containers. "They make for a dazzling groundcover,
and can be beautifully interplanted with well-trained shrubs
like gray juniper and shrub roses," Evison advises.
Raymond Evison Patio Clematis Collection is being introduced
in the U.S. through a partnership with Hines Horticulture, one
of the largest purveyors of ornamental shrubs, color plants
and container-grown plants and shrubs in North America. Hines
searches the world to bring the best new plants like the Evison
clematis to the home gardener.
For more information on the Raymond Evison Patio Collection™,
2005 RAYMOND EVISON PATIO CLEMATIS™ COLLECTION
a glorious violet,
6 - 7 inches wide
early summer to mid-summer
2 - 3 feet on the patio
color in patio ready containers
pinkish-red with contrasting yellow sepals
4 - 5 inches wide
from June - September
Height: 3 feet on the patio
bred for containers, deck, patio or balcony
a wine red
of 4-5 inch flowers
from May to September
2 - 3 feet
bred for containers
. . .
- New dwarf
clematis, specially bred for patio pots and gardens with small
ready in decorative pots
compact hybrid: 2-3 feet
blooming - spring till fall color on the deck or patio
abundantly covered with flowers
flower and bud count - great garden value all season long
stature and long bloom period make the Patio Clematis™ perfect
for smaller gardens
- For use
on patios, balconies and front porches
- Can be
added to mix containers or window boxes with annuals and perennials
enjoying all summer, these easy to care for clematis can be
wintered over, planted in the garden or discarded