As climbers, Clematis are unsurpassed in their long flowering presence, their rich diversity of flower shapes, their wide array of colors and tolerances in terms of exposure and climate. It is no wonder they are so popular! From tree huggers to container varieties, there is a Clematis for every garden and flowers for almost every month of the year!
Members of the Ranunculaceae family, Clematis include more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. They are divided into 12 groups as follows:
Large Flowered Clematis
Large flowered Clematis are typically characterized by lace-like roots and large, dramatic flowers, which are rarely scented. The foliage of these Clematis is prone to wilt, a disease that is caused by one or more fungi. This Clematis group is further subdivided into 2 groups based on blooming seasons.