Plant Types / Climbers
Often grown over arbors, arches or pergolas, vines or climbers create terrific focal points with their decorative flowers, foliage or berries. Adding height to the landscape, they bring interest to dull walls or fences and contribute to magnificent backdrops for your beds and borders. Highly versatile, climbers may be used to provide shade to a sunny patio, soften the lines of the landscape or hide any undesirable garden feature. Climbers may be grown over other plants to provide additional attraction. In doing so, make sure that you synchronize their flowering times and match their pruning requirements.
Noted for its huge blossoms, Clematis 'Liberation' is a strong-growing, deciduous climber with striking, cerise pink flowers, 9 in. across (22 cm), adorned with an even darker cerise bar at the center of their sepals. The 6 to 8 sepals are broad, slightly overlapping, with gently recurved edges. They contrast with the crown of golden yellow anthers.
Adding a touch of elegance to the garden, Clematis 'Louise Rowe' is a deciduous climber with an interesting mix of double, semi-double and single flowers borne simultaneously. Their gently ruffled, pale lavender sepals, 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), surround a flourish of golden stamens.
Noted for the sheer copiousness of its blooms, Clematis 'Luther Burbank' is a strong deciduous climber which produces an abundance of large, violet-purple, open star flowers, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), from mid summer to fall. The attractive blooms are blessed with 6 rounded, wavy-edged sepals that nearly overlap at their base but draw apart and crimp downward as they expand.
Consistently holding its intense, bright red color, award-winning Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon' produces masses of distinctive, wine red, star-shaped flowers, up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), adorned with a creamy-yellow boss of stamens. Opening from elegant slender buds, each flower bears 4 to 6 tepals which open flat, but gradually recurve or gracefully twist, giving a wonderful sense of motion and life to the floral display.
A ravishing and early-flowering Clematis hybrid, 'Markham's Pink' is a deciduous climber with double, cotton-candy pink flowers, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), adorned with 4 slender sepals surrounding a boss of paler staminodes and creamy-yellow stamens. The undersides of the sepals are darker than their interior, adding depth and beauty to the floral display.
Adding luminous elegance to the garden, Clematis 'Miss Bateman' is a compact, deciduous climber with large, satin-white flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), initially striped green, and adorned with a flourish of burgundy-red anthers. Flowering comes in two waves: first in late spring to early summer, then from late summer to early fall.
Incredibly glamorous, Clematis 'Multi Blue' is a deciduous climber which produces a profusion of stunning deep blue, double flowers, 4-5 in. across (10-15 cm). As the exquisite blooms mature, their silvery-blue central tepals gradually expand, creating a delightful multi-layered flower.
One of the most popular Clematis ever, 'Nelly Moser' is a deciduous vine which gets covered with a profusion of impressively large star-shaped flowers with 8 pink-lilac sepals, each with a carmine stripe that fades in strong sun, and reddish-purple anthers
An instant sensation since its introduction in 1975, Clematis 'Niobe' features large, velvety, deep ruby-red flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), with contrasting butter-yellow anthers. The 6-8 sepals are broad at the base and taper towards the tips. They hold their color well all season.
Ideal for small spaces, Clematis 'Parisienne' is a compact, deciduous, climbing perennial, which gets covered with a profusion of large, star-shaped, soft violet-blue flowers, up to 5-6 in. (12-15 cm), adorned with bright red anthers. Flowering from late spring to midsummer and from late summer to fall, this large-flowered clematis is ideal for small gardens, containers and looks terrific when combined with small shrubs.
Vigorous and extremely floriferous! Clematis 'Perle d'Azur' is one of the best blue clematis with its large, sky blue flowers, about 4" wide (10 cm), flushed purple with a touch of pink near the base of each petal and light green stamens.
Regarded by many as one of the best clematis for containers ever, 'Piilu' is a vigorous large-flowered clematis of great interest. The first flush of flowers in late spring are usually double or semi-double with the second in late summer being single. The flowers, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), are pale mauve-pink, each sepal with a broad rose bar paling towards their ruffled edges.
Clematis 'Pink Champagne' produces masses of deep rose pink flowers, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), with short-pointed, overlapping sepals. Adorned with an elegant upward ripple along their edges, the sepals display a luminous grayish-lavender central bar and surround a contrasting tuft of upstanding yellow anthers.
Very free-flowering, Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' produces an abundance of elegant single flowers, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), composed of 6 to 8 pointed, shell-pink tepals with a deeper central bar. They surround a tuft of even deeper reddish-pink filaments and dusky red anthers. As the blossoms age, they fade to the palest pink.
A truly remarkable clematis, Clematis 'Polish Spirit' is a free flowering large-flowered clematis with saucer-shaped, velvety, rich violet-purple flowers, 3 in. across (9 cm), adorned with lighter central bars, and greenish-white and purplish stamens. Blooming from midsummer to early fall, this vigorous and extremely floriferous clematis enjoys a healthy, robust presentation and a good resistance to clematis wilt.
Reliable and long-flowering, Clematis 'Prince Charles' is a compact, deciduous vine which is richly covered with pale lilac-blue, semi-nodding orchid flowers, contrasting with its pale yellow anthers and dark green foliage.
Vigorous and durable, award-winning Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' is a deciduous climber with masses of distinctive, very double, dusty rose flowers, up to 2 in. wide (5 cm). Slow to open, the sumptuous small blooms last about 2 weeks before their outer sepals fall away. Their inner pompon lasts another week at least.
Clematis 'Ramona' is a ravishing deciduous climber which produces an abundance of large, single, pale lavender-blue flowers, 5-7 in. across (12-18 cm) from early to late summer. The star-shaped blooms are blessed with 6 to 8 slightly overlapping tepals and a central tuft of contrasting red anthers.
Regarded by many as one of the best red clematis ever produced, Clematis 'Rebecca' produces an abundance of large, velvety, deep vibrant red flowers, up to 5-7 in. across (12-18 cm), adorned with a wispy boss of creamy-yellow stamens at their center. The stamens are unique in having red connectives, a delicate touch from the breeder, Raymond Evison.
Clematis 'Rhapsody' is a compact deciduous climber with large, sapphire blue flowers, 4-5 in. across (10-12 cm), whose color intensity increases as they age. Each bloom bears 6 broad, pointed sepals, sometimes slightly paler along their midribs, which contrast nicely with the creamy-yellow stamens.
A mesmerizing Clematis! Extremely dark-flowered, Clematis 'Romantika' is a lovely, deciduous vine which is richly covered with 4 to 6 petaled flowers of a dusky reddish purple - almost black at first, with a velvety sheen
Repeat-flowering over a long season, Clematis 'Rosemoor' is a compact deciduous climber with large, purplish red flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), with contrasting yellow stamens. The color does not fade and keeps its splendid depth over time.
Never failing to impress, Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' is a vigorous large-flowered clematis variety which gets covered with a profusion of large, 4-6 in. (10-15 cm), glowing velvety crimson flowers, with elegantly recurving sepals, and contrasting creamy stamens. Flowering occurs from early-mid summer to early fall.
Clematis 'Ruutel' features an abundance of large, velvety, deep red flowers, up to 7 in. across (18 cm), and similarly colored stamens in their center. Even after the pollen is shed and the dark reddish-brown anthers lose their color, the connectives are still red, maintaining an impressive depth of color through a long period of fading down.