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We are a small nursery specializing in all types of clematis.  We have been in business since 1983 as a retail establishment and started doing mail-order in 1993.  We are particularly interested in small-flowered species and hybrids that are so easy and rewarding to grow.  Our aim is also to introduce new but proven varieties of both small and large-flowered clematis.

If there is something in particular that you are looking for, please inquire as we have varieties that in our experience perform well and for a long season in the garden.  We also do not carry those plants you can find at Walmart or the grocery store.

Along with our plants we provide you with our expertise in order that you buy the best possible plant for your situation and climate.  We're well aware that conditions in the U.S. are quite unlike those in the U.K. and have tailored our planting instructions accordingly. 

The life expectancy of a properly planted and cared-for clematis is indefinite:  there is a C. Montana at Hill of Tarvit in Fife, Scotland, that is over 80 years old and shows no signs of flagging.  It is marvelously architectural as a result of meticulous grooming and every year is simply smothered with flowers.  So take heart!  Success with clematis is easy IF you choose the right variety for your situation, plant it properly, and give it the appropriate aftercare.

We specialize in clematis of all types, large and small-flowered, species and hybrids, vining, shrubby and herbaceous.  Our plants are available in two, three and four year sizes.  All are in pots - no bare roots!

We have over 200 varieties and are constantly adding more.

Our Retail Store

Completely Clematis Nursery
217 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938-2617

Retail Store: Open Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 4:00 pm. Sundays by Appointment Only.

From Boston, take 128N to Exit 20N (Rte. 1A).  Turn right onto 1A north.  Go 8.1 miles through North Beverly, Wenham & Hamilton to Ipswich.  Turn right onto 133 E., 1.8 miles.  Turn left at sign for Crane Beach (Northgate Rd.).  Continue .7 miles then right onto Argilla Rd. for 1.1 miles.  We are on the right at the black mailbox marked 217.  (1 mile from Russell Orchards).

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217 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA, 01938

Contact Us:

Call or fax us at (978) 356-3197 or write us at Completely Clematis, 217 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938-2617.
We take credit card phone orders year round. 

We are available to receive your calls during our office hours 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST Tuesday through Friday or faxes anytime at the same number. 

Please remember we are an efficient working nursery; leave a message if we cannot take your call.  Messages will be returned collect or please try again.  When you call or write us with questions or problems, rest assured, we do want to help, please be patient. to send us an email.