Clematis ‘Miss Bateman’ And Hemerocallis ‘Malachite Prism’

A Magnificent Rebloomer

Winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society.
One of the first Clematis to bloom in late spring — and then generously repeating at season’s end! — ‘Miss Bateman’ is a rare delight for garden or container. Compact, very heavy-flowered, and boasting charming silvery seedheads in addition to the huge white blooms, it’s a showpiece of a plant you’ll want for your finest containers and garden spots.
The blooms are a full 6 inches wide, with symmetrically-held white petals and showy red anthers. When they pass, they’re replaced by delightful seedpods that can be cut and dried for indoor arrangements or left on the plant for several additional weeks of beauty. This compact, free-flowering plant is such a marvel in the garden that it was given the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society, and has been a mainstay ever since.
Complementing every other color in the garden, ‘Miss Bateman’ is a fine choice for growing through evergreen shrubs as well as gracing containers. Its extra season of bloom keeps you in color at the beginning and end of summer, yet at just 6 to 8 feet high, it’s easy to manage and never gets rangy.
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 or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Very reliable performers once established, they take a season or two to get going. ‘Miss Bateman’ is a Group II Clematis for pruning purposes. The first spring after planting, cut the plant back to about a foot from the ground. The second spring, cut it back to about 3½ feet. All subsequent springs, cut back all stems to the first pair of buds.

Color Pattern And Flower Form Reblooms After Its Midseason Debut

Have you ever seen color patterning and petal form like this on a Daylily. We haven’t either, which is why we knew we had to have this 1999 Doorakian introduction.
An award winner with a unique blend of bright green, violet, red, and pink, ‘Malachite Prism’ is a stunning centerpiece for the sunny garden, your best containers, or any Daylily display.These 4 1/4-inch blooms are a blaze of brilliant color, from the dramatically elongated eyezone of rich red-violet to the ultra-large green and yellow throat to the bold lavender-pink tones on every petal. The lower petals curl upward around the edges, showing off their green tips, while the upper petals recurve sharply. Utterly unique!The flowers appear first in midseason, arising very freely on this 3-foot-tall, 2 1/2- to 2-foot-wide plant.
Then they repeat near season’s end, offering an eye-popping encore for the season. ‘Malachite Prism’ is a semi-evergreen diploid hardy through zone 10, so it’s a great choice for the south and west, while still being entirely cold-hardy through zone 4 in the north. No wonder it’s won so many awards

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