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Pretty Clematis for Small Gardens

Best Clematis, Small Gardens, Balconies


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. The spectacular diversity of flower colors, sizes and forms will astound you. Ranging from glorious shades of red, purple and blue to yellow and white, the flowers can be less than 1 in. wide (2.5 cm) to over 6 in. across (15 cm). Single or double, the blooms can be urn-shaped, bell-shaped, star-shaped or tubular-shaped. As an added bonus, some are delightfully fragrant.

Many Clematis make terrific container plants and can be grown on large balconies. These Clematis are well suited to small gardens too. Here is a list of Clematis varieties that will reward you with their elegant blooms from early spring to late summer.

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 Small Gardens
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 Small Gardens
Compare All Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Guides with Clematis

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