Clematis: A Gardener's Guide to the Genus

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This study highlights the species in cultivation, but also provides details on numerous plants still only found in the wild, with accompanying maps to show the distribution of the different groups. The gardener will find advice on plant selection combined with comprehensive information on how to grow and care for them, including tips on matters such as propagation, pruning, and pests and diseases. With analyses of the origin of many cultivars, helpful identification keys and more than 150 full-colour photographs,...
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Overview

This study highlights the species in cultivation, but also provides details on numerous plants still only found in the wild, with accompanying maps to show the distribution of the different groups. The gardener will find advice on plant selection combined with comprehensive information on how to grow and care for them, including tips on matters such as propagation, pruning, and pests and diseases. With analyses of the origin of many cultivars, helpful identification keys and more than 150 full-colour photographs, this text will prove accessible to the gardener, horticulturist and botanist alike.
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From a long tenure at the Royal Botanic Gardens-Kew and books on and , the Ph.D. editor of the Alpine Garden Society journal turns his authoritative green thumb to the 297 garden cultivars and still found only in the wild clematis species. Includes global distribution maps; selection, care and propagation tips; some 100 color photos sure to entice gardeners and scientists alike; and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780881924282
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1900
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 10.09 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 4
Introduction 5
Cultivation 8
Selection 8
Soil type 8
Where to plant 9
Selecting plants 9
Planting out 9
Replanting 10
Propagation 10
Pruning 12
Training 13
Feeding 13
Pests and diseases 13
Hardiness 15
Botany of Clematis 16
Leaves 16
Bracts and bracteoles 17
Inflorescence 17
Flowers 17
Fruit 20
Scent 20
The Clematis family 21
Inclusion within Clematis 21
Classification 24
Key to subgenera 24
Keys to sections and subsections 24
Classification of Clematis by subgenera, sections and subsections 25
Trends within the genus 31
Genus Clematis 33
Subgenus One Clematis 33
Subgenus Two Cheiropsis 75
Subgenus Three Flammula 95
Subgenus Four Archiclematis 132
Subgenus Five Campanella 133
Subgenus Six Atragene 176
Subgenus Seven Tubulosae 189
Subgenus Eight Pseudoanemone 195
Subgenus Nine Viorna 200
Glossary 217
Bibliography 218
Index 219
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