Winners 2014

Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Hardy Kiwi ‘Arctic Beauty’

American Wisteria

Wisteria Betty Corning


Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Long-blooming, this easily grown clematis is resistant to clematis wilt. Named for famed plantswoman, Elizabeth ’Betty’ Corning, who noticed it in the garden of a neighbor, secured a cutting, and saw to it that the plant was introduced to the world of horticulture.

Small, lightly fragrant lavender bells appear in June and bloom continuously into September. This cultivar flowers on new wood so pruning to control vigorous growth in late winter or early spring will not inhibit flowering.

Site in good garden soil, with shade for the lower 1/4 of the plant to keep the root system cool, and provide support for the 6-8’ stems to climb on.