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Henryi Clematis

Henryi Clematis

Dazzling white flowers all summer

Item # 36288
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Ideal for the evening garden and irresistible paired with a colorful climbing rose, crisp white Henryi Clematis is one of the all-time classic clematis varieties. Compact yet very free-flowering, it offers extra-large, pure white blooms all summer long.

Held wide open and very long-lasting, the blooms reach 6 to 7 inches wide. Their dark, frilly center just makes the white petals pop more effectively. Bright green foliage banks the flowers, offering a gorgeous show that appears most heavily early in the season, but can continue right through September. And the new spring foliage is tinged with bronze.

Henryi Clematis is compact enough for containers as well as the sunny border. It grows and blooms dependably for decades, delighting garden visitors with its moonlight tones, which intensify in late afternoon and early evening, when brighter colors fade.

Like all clematis, Henryi Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply a generous mulch year-round. Henryi Clematis is in Pruning Group II, so it will need an early spring pruning down to about 6 inches from the ground. This will improve the branching, vigor, and flowering ability of this spectacular climber. Zones 3-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?
Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?
Deer eating dayliliesPlanting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?
Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).