I just received my Gurney’s order and I now need to plant the following plants.
3 Helleborus Orientalis ‘White Lady’
After reading additional information about these guys they need constantly moist, highly organic soil. That does not equate to the bed where I was thinking of placing it. Oh the bane of dry shade and poorly draining clay soils. Well we shall pot these guys up and maybe I can find a nice place for them in the new rose bed that still is yet to be sketched out.
Gurney’s Description: Snowy-white, 2- to 3-in. blooms emerge in late winter to early spring to announce the end of the cold weather. Long lasting and hardy, these evergreen plants add interest year-round. Does best in full to part shade. Grows 14-18 in. tall with a similar spread. Zones 4-9. Potted.
1 Clematis Jackmanii
Although small it looks pretty healthy and I will take out the dead jackmanii for return to the Depot and slip this guy in. I need to make sure the ground stays nice and shady for it so I need to get my load of mulch!
Gurney’s Description – Enormous flowers—8-9 in. across—cover the vines early summer through frost. Vivid colors make the blossoms look tropical, but clematis is tough and hardy—nearly carefree once established. Requires a support (something thin, like wire or chain link, will work best) and climbs 8-12 ft. Does best when planted in sun with some afternoon shade. Potted plants. Zones 3-9.
This plant attracts butterflies.