Alphabetical Plant Listing

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


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.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 11
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Clematis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers
Compare All Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Guides with Clematis

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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 Type Climbers
Plant Family Clematis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers
Compare All Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Guides with Clematis

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