CLEMATIS are highly popular and an exceptionally beautiful group of plants. Their striking flowers are star attractions in many gardens.
They offer such a range of flower colour, pattern and shape, from large double cultivars to small, delicate, nodding species. There is a type for every situation.
With careful planting clematis can provide stunning displays from spring to later autumn. Their distinctive fluffy seed heads provide interest long after the flowers have gone.
Clematis are best shown against a wall or growing up a tree trunk or old stump. The vigour of the clematis means they are great performers over trellis, pergolas or arbors.
The best thing about gardening with clematis is that most of them can be grown through, up or entangled with other garden plants.
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