Clematis (pronounced KLEM-ə-tis) is a genus of 300 species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. Most clematis are flowering vines, however there are newer varieties now available that are small flowering shrubs. The flowers can be white, purple, pink, lilac and blue. The plants bloom from spring all the way through fall. Some varieties have very fragrant blooms as well.
Clematis are native to China, Japan, North America and Europe. Other common names include leather flower, old man's beard, virgin's bower, and traveller's joy.
The Best Way To Use Clematis
The plants can grow in any good soil and require moist well drained soil. Most clematis can handle full sun, but some do require a little bit of shade. This is one of the most popular plants in the world. The plants are winter hardy in growing zones 3 to 9.
The climbing clematis varieties can grow to be over 15 feet tall, and will grow up walls, fences and other structures including trees and other plants. Some varieties can be trained to grow as a ground cover. And others clematis will grow as a small shrub. Gardeners can also grow these in garden planters.
Very popular flowering vine
White, purple, pink, lilac & blue flowers
Can grow to be over 15 feet tall
Growing zones 3 to 9
Landscaping Tip: Get the look of a lush, vertical garden without all of the maintenance and work! Climbing plants offer the chance to cover walls, fences, pergolas, arbors, railings, and trees with beautiful living color.