Clematis Types - Which one is yours?
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. Members of the Ranunculaceae family, Clematis include more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. They are divided into 12 groups.
Clematis - Early Large-Flowered Group
Their flowers are incredibly large, 6-10 in. across (15-25 cm). Star-shaped, they may be single, semi-double, or double and are available in a wide range of colors. They usually bloom in two waves. They bloom in late spring or early summer on the previous year's growth. They often repeat blooming in late summer and early fall on new wood.
Clematis - Viticella Group
The Viticella group of clematis originates from Southern Europe (Italian Clematis) and includes deciduous climbing shrubs regarded as being durable, easy-care, vigorous and free-flowering.
Pretty Roses and Clematis Combination Ideas (Part 1)
When pairing roses and clematis, you need to consider size, color, fragrance, and timing of their respective blooms. The diverse clematis family provides you with a wide choice in terms of flower size (large, small, single, double) and shapes (cross-shaped, bell-shaped, star-shaped), color (purple, blue, pink, red, white or bicolor), fragrance, disease-resistance.
Clematis - Late Large-Flowered Group
Their flowers are impressively large, 5-8 in. across (13-20 cm). Star-shaped, they may be single, semi-double or double and are available in a wide range of colors. They usually bloom in two waves. They bloom between early and mid summer on new wood. They often repeat flowering in late summer and early fall.
Clematis - Atragene Group
The Atragene group of clematis includes early and small-flowering clematis, which are extremely hardy, undemanding, and among the easiest to grow.
Clematis - Montana Group
Healthy, sturdy, easy to please, the Montana group of clematis includes the most vigorous deciduous climbers within the clematis family. Their flowers are not as large or flashy as those of the large-flowered Clematis varieties, but they are full of charm, fragrant and so abundant!
Clematis - Evergreen Group
The earliest Clematis to flower, the Evergreen group includes small-flowering clematis which provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter.
Clematis - Herbaceous Group
The Herbaceous Clematis group contains wonderful herbaceous perennials for the border, which clamber over other plants. They die to the ground at the end of each year, and have no twining petioles to help them climb.
Clematis - Orientalis Group
The small-flowered Orientalis group contains the truly yellow clematis. Their bright yellow flowers are lantern- or star-shaped and often nodding. Each flower produces showy pom-pom-like seedheads with silvery silken tails that persist and disperse over the winter and early spring months. They bloom profusely from mid-late summer to late fall and make a particularly conspicuous appearance in autumn when color has disappeared elsewhere in the garden.
Most Fragrant Sweet Peas
From a fragrance standpoint, not all sweet peas are equal. Some exude a faint scent, others are well-scented, and some are intensely fragrant. According to researchers, the fragrance of sweet peas is determined by six major components and 12 minor ones. This is the combination of these major ingredients with the minor ones, which grants sweet peas their delightful perfume.
Pretty Clematis for your Containers
Many Clematis make terrific container plants, especially if trained up an obelisk or a small trellis. There are so many clematis varieties that finding the best one for your needs might be a daunting task. To assist you in selecting the right plant, here is a list of great clematis vines for your containers.
Pretty Clematis for Small Gardens
Many Clematis varieties make terrific container plants and can be grown on large balconies. They are well suited to small gardens too. Here is a list of pretty Clematis that will reward you with their elegant blooms from early spring to late summer.
Great Clematis for the Midwest
The Chicago Botanic Garden undertook an evaluation project to determine which clematis were suitable for cultivation in midwest gardens. Initiated in the spring of 1990 and continued through the fall of 1995, 64 species and cultivars were included in the project. Here is a list of Clematis varieties which performed extremely well and obtained good to excellent ratings.
Great Clematis for the Pacific Northwest
Here is a list of clematis cultivars and varieties that will reward Pacific Northwest gardeners with exceptional floral displays, provided you respect their cultural conditions and site placement
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