Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: December 2017

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter

December 2017

Celebrating our 14th Anniversary Season!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

December is upon us and soon the end of one year and the beginning of another. It's funny that while we look at this month as the end of something, hellebores must "see" it as the beginning with the Christmas roses now in bloom soon to be followed by the new hybrid hellebores, and then the Lenten roses.

Whether you think of it as a beginning or an end doesn't matter as long as hellebores are in your life. We're making that easier with the launch of two new pre-orders to allow you to book in for the best strains North America has to offer: the Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers strains, and the Honeymoon and Wedding Party strains which we include in our "Marital Bliss" Pre-Order.

These, along with our other pre-orders, are a great way for you to plan your 2018 garden and also to make your Christmas gift-giving that much easier. For all of our pre-orders you can download a form to give to that lucky person this holiday in place of the plant(s) that they will pick up in the spring.

Another new pre-order that has just launched is for Fruit Salad Trees with peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums all on the same tree! You can also take advantage of the Great Citrus Pre-Order, the Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order, and our Mighty Mato Pre-Order. Or we are also offering 10% off gift certificates now until December 31st which you can buy for yourself or for gifts!

And if you're looking for fame and fortune, we've got you covered there too! We are pleased to launch our annual Phoenix Perennials Garden Photo Contest! You could be one of 10 gardeners to share in $500 in prizes. Five gardeners who receive the most votes for their photo will each win a $50 gift certificate. Get your entries in ASAP since the earlier you do, the longer your photo will be up for voting. An additional five gardeners will each win a $50 gift certificate as Gary's favourite photos. Details are below. Get your entries in.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

 

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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. Two Hellebore Pre-Orders for Christmas and the New Gardening Season -- With Christmas roses blooming now in gardens it's time to look towards late winter and early spring to the Lenten roses that will continue the show.

2. Fruit Salad Tree Pre-Order - Peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines all on the same tree!
3. 10% Off Holiday Gift Certificates -- Our popular gift certificates are great for stocking stuffers or for under the tree. If you've got an avid gardener in your life this is the perfect gift to get them dreaming about spring and next year's garden. Or buy one for yourself and save in 2018.
4. The Phoenix Perennials Garden Photo Contest -- $500 in Prizes! Win One of Ten $50 Gift Certificates -- We're looking for your most beautiful, inspiring, amusing or surprising photos of your garden or a garden you visited in the last year.
5. The Great Citrus Pre-Order -- 45 different citrus including 6 that are hardy in coastal BC and 2 that are possibly hardy!
6. Mighty Mato, Ketchup 'n' Fries, & Grafted Veggie Pre-Order -- Plan now for your 2018 garden or give the gift of delicious food by choosing grafted veggies as Christmas presents this holiday season!
7. The Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order -- Plan now for your 2018 garden or give the gift of beautiful Clematis or passionflowers as Christmas presents this holiday season!

 


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track. Also don't miss our Workshop Schedule.
Date
Event Description
Feb 23-25 The Hellebore Hurrah! | Friday to Sunday February 23-25, 2018 | 10am - 5pm | Celebrating spring and all things hellebore! Pre-order hellebores and register for our Hellebore Containers To Die For Workshop and our Hellebore Crash Course seminar.

 

Opening Weekend 2018
The 14th Annual
Hellebore Hurrah!
Celebrating early spring and all things Hellebore

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Friday-Sunday February 23rd-25th, 2018
10am-5pm

 

Workshop
Hellebore Containers to Die For
Saturday Feb. 24th at the Hellebore Hurrah! from 1-3pm
This fun, hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels will teach you how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers for the early spring season centred around the Lenten rose. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. Instructor: Kate Herring

 

Gardening 101 Seminar
Hellebore Crash Course
Saturday Feb. 24th at the Hellebore Hurrah! from 11am-12pm
Are you new to the fabulous world of the indispensable hellebore? Have you heard too many times that "no garden is complete without hellebores" and are wondering what the fuss is all about? Or, if you're already an afficionado, you'll benefit from a survey of all the strains and cultivars available to gardeners plus growing tips. Join Gary, the Head Helleborian, to learn everything you need to know about how hellebores can transform your garden and your life from November to April each year! This workshop is free*!

More Info and Register

 

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1.

Two Hellebore Pre-Orders for
Christmas and the New Gardening Season

Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 15% when you order a collection!

The Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers hellebores are the best available in North America. They come in double and single strains with bold, rich colours, large, symmetrical flowers and great vigour. These strains also improve every year due to the diligent breeding of Hellebore Queen Marietta O’Byrne and up and comer Chris Hansen. Because they are seed strains every plant is unique and collectible. The exact colour of each plant will be close to the pictures but not always exact, though always beautiful.

Meet the Winter Jewels!



Meet the Winter Thrillers!

More Info and Order

 

The Marital Bliss Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The single-flowered Honeymoon Series and the double-flowered Wedding Party Series are the creation of multi-talented breeder Hans Hansen. These series combine great colours, flower forms, detailing, symmetry, flower count, and plant vigour. All plants are carefully maintained seed strains. Plants will look much like the photos but may not be identical. This variation means that even within a single strain you could find multiple different plants that you love.

More Info and Order

 


2.

Fruit Salad Tree Pre-Order
Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, and Plums
All On One Tree!

Fruit Salad trees are grafted fruit trees in which each branch grows a different fruit. You may have heard of multi-grafted apple trees but what about a single tree that produces a full range of different stone fruits – peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums?! That’s what we call a fruit salad tree because from one single tree you can make a whole fruit salad. Stone fruits are all closely-related members of the genus Prunus (which also includes cherries and almonds). That’s why they can all be grafted onto the same tree.

Fruit salad trees are perfect for packing as much production as possible into small space gardens. You can even grow them in large pots on decks and patios. They prefer full sun in rich, fertile, somewhat acidic soil with good drainage. Zones 5-9.

You will need to pay careful attention to where you site your fruit salad tree. Keep in mind that stone fruits grow best in a climate like the Okanagan - hot, sunny, and dry. To minimize issues and improve yield you should think about what spot in your garden is most like the Okanagan with full sun, preferably all day, and good air circulation. Also keep in mind that where you live will also improve your chances as sunshine and rainfall vary greatly in the Lower Mainland and in coastal BC. Within the Lower Mainland places like Delta, Tsawwassen, Surrey, South Surrey, Richmond, and Langley will tend to be better places to grow fruit salad trees than the North Shore, Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge. Places like Vancouver and Burnaby can be fine but you need a sunny spot. Rainshadow climates like the Gulf Islands and Victoria will also be good places to grow fruit salad trees as long as you can provide the heat.

The varieties of fruit included on each fruit salad tree are:

Peach 'Redhaven' - An all-purpose, highly productive, self-fertile, freestone peach variety with a low level of fuzz on the red-blushed skin and delicious, sweet, firm, juicy yellow flesh. 'Redhaven' is the most widely planted peach variety worldwide because of its productivity and flavour. Flowers are pink and fragrant. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot.

Nectarine 'Red Gold' - An all-purpose, highly productive, self-fertile, freestone nectarine with dark red and gold skin and sweet, tangy, and juicy yellow flesh. 'Red Gold' is one of the most widely planted nectarines because of its productivity and flavour. Flowers are pink. 

Apricot 'Tilton' - A productive and tasty apricot with sweet, mid-sized, golden fruit with a dark red blush on the skin. Self-fertile. All-purpose for fresh eating, freezing, drying, and canning. A classic commercial variety with great production and fruit quality.

Plum 'Peach' - Yes it's a plum but it's cultivar name is 'Peach'. This is a large, round, self-fertile, semi-freestone, European plum with yellowish red skin and sweet, yellow flesh. Very productive and great for fresh eating, jams, and jellies.

The rootstock for the Fruit Salad trees is Mustang 'Jefchum', a semi-dwarf variety bred in Manitoba hardy to zone 2. The eventual size of your fruit salad tree can be controlled with pruning but count on about 10-15 feet on average.

The Fruit Salad Trees will be about 5 feet high in 5 gallon fibre pots and cost $84.99 + GST. 

Want to give a Fruit Salad Tree as a Gift? You can use this attractive form to give to that lucky person. They can also use it to pick up their own tree. Download it here.

The Fruit Salad Trees are expected to be ready for pick-up in late April 2018. We will email everyone before that date to confirm the exact time you can start picking up.

Planting Instructions: Slice some openings in the sides and bottom of the fibre pot and tear off the rim of the fibre pot. Plant fibre pot in the ground making sure that none of the fibre pot is showing above ground. Mix Sea Soil half and half with your existing soil and use this for filling in the hole. Take the excess soil and build a circular bowl around the trunk of your tree about one foot away from the trunk. Water in. Keep in mind that stone fruit require heat to break dormancy so they sometimes may not leaf out until May.

Order Your Fruit Salad Trees!

 


3.

10% Off Christmas Gift Certificates
for In-Nursery and Mail Order!

Be a hero this holiday season to the gardener in your life
OR buy one for yourself and save in 2018!

Our popular gift certificates are great for stocking stuffers or for under the tree. If you've got an avid gardener in your life this is the perfect gift to get them dreaming about spring and next year's garden.

This holiday season we are offering 10% off gift certificates purchased in November and December 2017 to use once our season opens on Feb 23rd, 2018 onwards. These are unrestricted gift certificates and never expire. They can be used for all purchases including sale items. They can also be used in whole or in part over multiple visits. Get some for Christmas presents for friends and family or buy one for yourself and save on your 2018 gardening projects!

Directions

1. In-Nursery gift certificates are mailed as hard copies. So that they arrive before Christmas, please order by Dec 19th for local delivery, December 18th for delivery within BC, and December 17th for delivery across Canada. Mail order gift certificates are sent by email.
2. This 10% off offer ends on December 31st, 2017.

3. Begin using your gift certificate at the start of our 2018 season from Feb 23rd onwards.

Happy Holidays!

 


4.

The Fifth Annual
Phoenix Perennials Garden Photo Contest

$500 in Prizes!!!

We're looking for your most beautiful, inspiring, amusing or surprising photos of your garden or a garden you visited in the last year. The photos could be images of specific plants, of a container, a plant combination, a garden vignette or anything to do with plants or gardens. The photos will be posted on Facebook for viewing and voting by your friends, family and fellow gardeners.

$500 in gift certificates will be awarded to 10 lucky gardeners. Five $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the photos with the most likes, shares and comments on Facebook. The other five $50 gift certificates will be awarded to Gary's favourite photos so even if you don't have a lot of Facebook friends you can still win.

Above are some photos from recent year's winners.
View the full photo album of entries from last year.

How to Enter
1. Send up to five of your best garden, plant or flower photos to phoenixperennials at shaw.ca. Yes, you have to add the @ sign in there. Please send high resolution photos. You may need to send them in multiple emails if the files are large. Please put in the subject line: "Photo Contest". Also include your full name and city (only your first name, last initial, and city will be published) and a description of your photo(s). Entries will be accepted until March 1st, 2018.
2. Once we get enough photos sent in we will start uploading them in small batches of 1-3 photographers a day to our Phoenix Perennials Facebook page for everyone to see and vote for by clicking "Like", leaving a comment or sharing with their friends. Please note that if we receive a number of entries at a time it may take a little while for yours to get to the top of the pile for uploading. We will email you once your photos have been posted so you can tell your friends.
3. Send your photos as soon as possible. The sooner you get them in, the sooner they will be online where your friends, family and fellow gardeners can start voting for them and the better the chance you have of winning a gift certificate.
4. Voting will run from when the first photos go up until March 15th, 2018. The five photos with the largest combined number of likes, comments, and shares will win one of five $50 gift certificates. Note that a single person can actually vote three times for a photo by liking, commenting on, and sharing that photo! The five photos that Gary loves the most that haven't yet won anything will win the second set of five $50 gift certificates. Please also note that in order to spread the fun around any one person can only win one gift certificate, even if you have more than one photo in the top five.
5. The winning photos will be specially featured in one of our spring E-Newsletters guaranteeing each winner not just fortune but also fame!

We can't wait to see your photos! Get them in soon!

 


5.

The Great Citrus Pre-Order 2018
45 different citrus for Canadian gardeners including 6 that are hardy and 2 possibly hardy in coastal BC!

We are excited to offer our largest selection of citrus ever and likely one of the largest ever offered in Canada. Thanks for your interest in the exciting and rewarding world of citrus. Please let all of your friends know so we can keep presenting a wider and wider selection each year.

Beyond classic favourites like Meyer lemons, navel oranges, blood oranges, key limes, and Thai limes, we have been very excited in recent years to be able to offer a number of citrus hardy in zones 7 and 8 which can be grown outdoors year round in coastal BC. 

Meet the Hardy Citrus:  

Owari’ is a satsuma mandarin orange that is hardy outdoors in coastal BC! Plants form lush, tropical-looking, evergreen shrubs to 5-8 ft tall, bloom with white, incredibly fragrant flowers, and produce excellent crops of sweet, juicy, seedless fruit just like you buy in boxes at the supermarket but these you can pick off your very own tree at Christmas time with crops ripening from early December into February!
   
This is a picture of Phoenican Larry's 'Owari' satsuma in his garden in Richmond, BC taken in early December 2015. Fruit are still showing a little green but will continue to turn completely orange by Christmas.
 
A shot of Larry's tree in Richmond, BC taken in early December 2015 with some supplemental lighting. His tree is planted in the middle of the garden on the outside south facing wall of his greenhouse. This location will be a warmer microclimate in his garden but the plant is still exposed to the full brunt of winter cold snaps and shrugs them off. 


Yuzu Ichandrin - Yuzu is prized in Japan for flavoring, juice and preserves producing abundant, easy-to-peel, 3 inch diametre fruit with tasty, lemon-lime flavour. It has also become a hot item for foodies in North America. This Citrus is super hardy to about minus 18 degrees Celsius and can be easily grown outdoors in coastal BC year round. Zone 7.
   
Sudachi - Sudachi is a cross of a mandarin orange and yuzu. Sudachi, like yuzu, is prized in Japan for culinary pursuits. The unique, spicy juice is used to flavour soups, sauces (including ponzu), fish dishes, ice cream, and other desserts. The fruit is golf ball sized and is usually picked green when the flavour is more pronounced but can also be harvested once fruit changes to orange-yellow. Higher in vitamin C than lemons. Perfectly hardy in coastal BC down to zone 7!
   
'Nagami' Kumquat - Kumquats are not well known in North America yet they are a citrus forming delicious, small, egg-shaped fruits 1-2 inches long that have a thin rind and are eaten whole, skin and all. The rind has a sweet/tart flavour and the flesh is sweet giving an overall refreshing and thirst quenching experience. The 'Nagami' kumquat is hardy to zone 8 and can be grown year round in coastal BC. It produces large crops, is very ornamental, and can be allowed to grow as an open shrub or trimmed to keep tight, even as a hedge in protected locations.
   
'Centennial' Variegated Kumquat - A variegated sport of the 'Nagami' kumquat. Eat the orange and green striped fruits peel and all. Hardy in coastal BC to zone 8 though, due to being variegated, it won't likely have quite the same hardiness as 'Nagami'.
   
'Nordmann' Seedless 'Nagami' Kumquat - Kumquats are eaten peel and all for a sweet-tart combo. Heavy producer of small, seedless oblong fruits. Hardy in coastal BC. Zone 8.

AND we are watching relatively new players that are potentially hardy in coastal BC: the mandarin 'Gold Nugget' and the orangequat 'Nippon' which is a cross between a hardy mandarin and a 'Meiwa' kumquat.

In addition to these cultivars we have a full range of classics and rare cultivars for your citric pleasure.

Here is the full list of Citrus Available in this Pre-Order:

Australian Finger Lime
Bergamot
Buddha's Hand Citron
‘Etrog’

Grapefruit
‘Oroblanco’

‘Cocktail’

Kumquat
‘Centennial’

‘Marumi’
‘Meiwa’
‘Nagami’
‘Nordmann’

Lemon
‘Pomona’ Sweet Lemon

‘Variegated Pink’
‘Genoa’
‘Lisbon’
‘Santa Teresa’ Feminello
‘Villafranca’
New Zealand 'Lemonade'
‘Ponderosa’
‘Improved Meyer’

Lime
‘Giant Key Lime’

Mexican Key Lime
Mexican Sweet Lime
Kieffer Thai Lime
‘Bearss’
‘Palestine’ Sweet Lime
‘Rangpur’ Red Lime

 

Mandarin
‘Gold Nugget’

Lee x Nova (‘USDA 88-2’)
‘W. Murcott Afourer’
‘Owari’

Orange
‘Fukumoto’
‘Valencia’
‘Washington’

Blood Orange
‘Moro’
‘Tarocco’
‘Vaniglia Sanguigno’

Sour Orange
‘Bouquet de Fleurs’

‘Seville’
‘Chinotto’

Orangequat
‘Nippon’

Tangelo
‘Pearl’

‘Wekiwa’

Yuzu Ichandrin
Sudachi Ichandrin

Click on the link below to explore our selection along with descriptions! The citrus are available in different sizes though not all citrus are available in all sizes. What you see is what will be available in 2018. The sizes from smallest to largest are one gallon, 4"x4"x9" band pots, three gallon, and five gallon. Some citrus are available grown into standard tree forms. 

Give the Gift of Home-Grown Citrus Fruit: If you'd like to give some of these plants as a gift for Christmas, you can download a handy certificate to give to that lucky gardener. Download Now. They can also use the certificate to pick-up their plants in the spring.

More Info & Order Now

Important Note: When you check out, click on the Pay with PayPal link. Once there you can use a PayPal account or simply pay with your Visa or MC and PayPal will process the transaction for us. When using your Visa or MC you do not need a PayPal account.

Local Customers: You will be emailed in advance with the exact date when your order will be ready for pick-up. Pre-orders are held for 4 weeks after which time your plants are returned to general inventory and you will be given a credit at the nursery. No refunds are given. 

Canadian Mail Order Customers:  These Citrus will not be offered on our official mail order site in 2018. If you would like to place an order, please do so here with a minimum $40 in plants. Orders are shipped as soon as they are ready. If you have ordered other plants and they are ready at the same time, we will ship together. However, if your other plants are not ready we cannot hold citrus to wait for your other plants. We are unable to quote a shipping rate for your citrus order but can tell you that we charge the Canada Post rate plus a small amount to cover our costs. We do not make money on shipping. We can ship one gallon, 4"x9" band pots, and three gallon. We cannot ship 3 gallon standards or 5 gallon pots.


6.

Mighty Mato, 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' and Grafted Veggie Pre-Order

Welcome to our exciting grafted vegetable pre-order where you can pre-plan your 2018 edible bounty from the comfort of your own home with the most cutting edge edibles available. Pre-orders allow you to secure the exact plants you desire and allow us at Phoenix Perennials to make sure we have exactly what you want. If you're planning on growing these grafted veggies in 2018 please pre-order. Last year we had a number of people who missed out on some of the most popular varieties and said "we should have booked in advance."

After you've noted which plants you want, click on the Register Now button at the bottom of this page to order them. We will email you when they are available for pick-up. The estimated date is May 4th, 2018.

SAVE $1 PER MIGHTY MATO, VEGGIE, & MELON & KETCHUP 'N' FRIES. Regular price for the Mighties is $16.99 but you can pre-order now at $15.99. Regular price for K. 'n' F. is $27.99 but order now for $26.99. Also, we are holding the 2017 price of our fertilizers so order in advance and save on any increases.

Giving Grafted Veggies as a Gift?
Use this attractive form to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their plants in the spring!

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These grafted veggies will not be offered on our official mail order site in 2018. If you would like to place an order, please do so here, minimum $40 in plants. Orders are shipped as soon as they are ready. If you have ordered other plants and they are ready at the same time, we will ship together. However, if your other plants are not ready we cannot hold grafted veggies to wait for your other plants. We are unable to quote a shipping rate for your grafted veggie order but can tell you that we charge the Canada Post rate plus a small amount to cover our costs. We do not make money on shipping.

 

Order Now!

The Revolutionary, New "TomTato" is a hand-grafted plant that brings together tomatoes and potatoes, two close relatives, that together give us one of life's great pleasures: 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. It produces the sweetest cherry tomatoes you've ever tasted by the hundreds. In 2016 an improved grafting method lead to much better crops of potatoes than in 2015 with a few pounds per plant.

'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Tomtato (Improved) -- Hundreds of delicious, super sweet cherry tomatoes on top and a few pounds of yummy potatoes just below the soil! This year an improved grafting process should ensure more reliable and larger crops of potatoes than in 2015. Tomatoes and potatoes are closely related. They are grafted by hand and grow happily together as the revolutionary 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. Double your production of edibles from the same space. Great for veggie gardens, small spaces, and large containers. 1g pot, 24.99 + GST

 

Mighty Mato Grafted Tomatoes consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties hand-grafted onto super strong tomato rootstock that confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in up to 2-3 times more tomatoes per plant than ungrafted plants! Heirloom tomatoes that are sometimes shy in their yields produce like never before. Cool modern varieties also produce extra large yields.

 

Mighty Melons and Mighty Veggies consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties that are grafted onto super strong rootstock that, like the Mighty Matos, confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in extra large crops of fruit and vegetables. The grafting can make a particularly positive difference in our cool summer climates with melons, peppers and eggplants that all require hot seasons to produce good crops.

 

PRE-ORDER YOUR FERTILIZERS - The results of our tomato survey published in our January 2016 e-newsletter suggested that many gardeners are not fertilizing enough to ensure their success with their edibles. Now you can pre-order your fertilizers to make sure you have them on hand to get all the edible production you desire. Choose the right one for you. We have four options.

TOMATO FOOD - Liquid 9-11-11 - This high quality liquid fertilizer is best for tomatoes growing in containers and should be applied weekly. It is specially formulated to provide your plants with everything they need to produce big crops. Additional kelp extract provides minerals and phytochemicals that improve the flavour of your tomatoes. 1 kg, $11.99 + GST VEGGIE & FLOWER FOOD - Granular 10-15-19 + Micros & Kelp - This high quality granular fertilizer is good for all-purpose veggie growing in the ground. Apply every few weeks according to instructions. It is specially formulated to provide your plants with everything they need to produce big crops plus micronutrients for better plant health and flavour. Additional kelp extract provides minerals and phytochemicals that also improve the flavour of your produce. 1.8 kg, $11.99 + GST
TOMATO FOOD - Granular 5-10-5 + Ca & Kelp - This high quality granular fertilizer is best for tomatoes growing in the ground. Apply every few weeks according to instructions. It is specially formulated to provide your plants with everything they need to produce big crops plus extra calcium for stronger skins that won't split and greater resistance to blossom end rot. Additional kelp extract provides minerals and phytochemicals that improve the flavour of your tomatoes. 1.8 kg, $11.99 + GST SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZER 14-14-16 + Micros - This high quality slow release fertilizer provides balanced nutrition for a wide variety of plants in the ground or containers including edibles. Apply when you plant and it releases slowly over 4 months so you only have to fertilize once! It also contains a full range of micronutrients for added plant health and better tomato flavour. For larger and more flavourful crops you can make extra applications with Liquid 9-11-11 one-two times per month along with slow release. 1.8 kg, $24.99 + GST

Order Now!

(We recommend right-clicking on the Order Now button and opening the order page in a "new window". Then you can have both this page with pictures and the order page available at the same time.)

 


7.

The Clematis Conundrum
2018 Pre-Order

Select from 110 Clematis and 11 Passion Flowers!

No garden or patio is complete without the Queen of the Vines. But how do you select between the best cultivars? How do you find the one clematis you've been looking for for years? Or maybe you want to discover a cultivar you never knew you needed until now! It can be a real CONUNDRUM! And then we have amazing hardy passionflowers. That's a whole new dilemma!

We have a huge selection of the best and most unique Clematis available through our Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order for pick-up at the nursery in late April 2018! Now you can find that perfect clematis (or passionflower) all in one place and with ease!

Peruse our selection below, make notes on which plants you'd like and, when you're ready, click on the link to place your order. You might want to right click the link and open the order page in a new window so you can view this image page and the order page side by side. Have fun!

View All The Clematis & Passionflowers

Giving Clematis or Vines as a Gift?
Use this attractive form to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their plants in the spring!

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These Clematis and passionflowers will not be offered on our official mail order site in 2018. If you would like to place an order, please do so here with a minimum $40 in plants. Orders are shipped as soon as they are ready. If you have ordered other plants and they are ready at the same time, we will ship together. However, if your other plants are not ready we cannot hold vines to wait for your other plants. We are unable to quote a shipping rate for your vine order but can tell you that we charge the Canada Post rate plus a small amount to cover our costs. We do not make money on shipping.


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.

3380 No. 6 Road (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Richmond, BC | 604-270-4133 | www.phoenixperennials.com

Opening Dates and Hours
February 24th to October 29th, 2017
10am-5pm


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