Clematis Types - Which one is yours?

Evergreen Clematis group, Clematis alpina group, Clematis macropetala group, Clematis montana group, Early Large-Flowered Clematis group, Late Large-Flowered Clematis group, Herbaceous Clematis group, Viticella Clematis group, Texensis Clematis group, Orientalis Clematis group

  • Evergreen Clematis group, Clematis alpina group, Clematis macropetala group, Clematis montana group, Early Large-Flowered Clematis group, Late Large-Flowered Clematis group, Herbaceous Clematis group, Viticella Clematis group, Texensis Clematis group, Orientalis Clematis group

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.


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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 – 11  
Plant TypeClimbers
Plant FamilyClematis
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Water NeedsAverage
MaintenanceLow
Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PhAlkaline, Neutral
Soil DrainageMoist but Well-Drained
CharacteristicsShowy
ToleranceDeer, Rabbit
AttractsButterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers

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