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Clematis ‘Elsa Späth’
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Clematis

Simple and beautiful, Clematis includes over 300 named cultivars and even more wild species than the rose. Our selections offer opulent blossoms, attractive, carefree foliage, and ornamental seed heads, in exchange for a minimum of attention. Use them to cover just about every stump and dead tree, as well as on trellises, arbors, pergolas, walls and tall shrubs. They prefer to be planted slightly deep in cool, well drained soil, with mulch or a ground cover to shade their feet; provide a support and let them climb.

Medium Band.

Clematis ‘Elsa Späth’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

Bred by Berlin-born Ludwig Späth in 1891, ‘Elsa Späth’ enjoys a longstanding popularity thanks to her 6 to 8 in. wide blooms, which reliably festoon both new and old growth for months on end. Conjuring a marvelous deep coloration and looking delectable in cut arrangements, 6 to 8 broad, overlapping rich blue-violet tepals with short points plus dark red anthers define the opulent rounded blossoms. This easy-care highly favored AGM recipient makes a superb compact container specimen or strong growing deciduous companion for shrubs and climbing roses.

Blooms June & September

Size: 8' 0"–10' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 4.

Clematis ‘Elsa Späth’ (T-0295)
Each $17.75
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Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year. Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials. Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend. Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer.

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