Clematis - pronounced "klem-a-tis" - from Klema, the Greek word for vine - are prestigious members of the Buttercup family. This family is botanically known as Rununculaceae. Don't try and say that with your mouth full! These exquisite climbers, which can be deciduous or evergreen, are so rewarding to grow and will delight with their beautiful buds, stunning blooms and fabulous fluffy seed heads.
There are over 250 species in the Clematis family made up of scramblers, ramblers, climbers and perennials ensuring there is a Clematis to suit every garden temperament.
Clematis prefer their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade i.e. they need a cool root run with the ability to climb up towards the sun. Plant deeply in soil that is humus rich and that does not completely dry out in summer. You may need to add a layer of mulch in summer to ensure the soil and root area stay cool. During the growing season and during summer water deeply (at least once a week) if there is no or little rainfall.
AKA Francis Rivis. Stunning blue medium flower with contrasting White centre, very hardy and robust, tolerates shade and dry soil, pruning can be done to reduced after the first flowering. As a vine for fences or pergolas ideal.
Colour: Blue / White Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: cm x cm
Well this pretty in pink Clematis hybrid is just the 'Bees Knees' with large blooms of mid pink that are highlighted with a deeper pink stripe. Flowers in spring-summer. Grow in sun or part shade in deep cool soil for best results. Prune as per Group 2. Deciduous.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1m
Climber. If you love double forms of clematis you will want to add 'Belle of Taranaki' to your garden. The full form of deep blue flowers is stunning with early blooms lasting a long time on the plant. Later blooms can be simpler in form, but just as compelling. Grow in sun or part shade in deep cool soil. Prune as per Group 2. Deciduous.
Clematis "Melbourne Cup", is a sport of Myojo, but has a cup shaped form of flower that looks rather special on the vine. Plant in full sun with roots in cool shade. flowers in early to late Summer. Ideal for training on walls, arches, pillars, pergolas, trellis-work, and in containers. Deciduous
Clematis Montana. Small, flattish, faintly scented, semi-double, flowers pale, creamy yellow at the centre of the tepal shading through pale pink to a deep pink margin. Yellow anthers on white filaments. Deciduous
So named because of the similarity of the flowers to the Pied Piper of Hamelin’s "gypsy coat of red and yellow" in Robert Browning's poem.
Large pale pink star shaped blooms highlighted with a central bar of deeper carmine pink. Very pretty in full bloom and lovely to twist and twine through deciduous trees. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained, deep cool soil for best results. Deciduous. Group 2.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Climber Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1m
Clematis. One of the loveliest NZ Native plants, suitable for trellises, walls or rambling joyfully through trees. Festoons of large, starry, pure white blooms with golden anthers appear in spring, followed by silken seed heads. Keep roots cool with a nice layer of mulch. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: Climber
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