There are many different varieties of clematis and colours range from white through to pink, deep reds, blues to purples. There are also yellow varieties too. Several are known as ‘Old Man’s Beard’ because of their distinctive seed-heads.

ClematisΒ tanguticaΒ  is a very popular variety when people look for a species to grow up trees and other tall shrubs/ plants. Its yellow nodding bells are in abundance from July to Sept (then the seedheads are there for the rest of the year after that).



27 thoughts on “C is for Clematis

      1. I am starting to wonder too! I really hope so, but q, x and z will be challenging! I also hope I will be able to see all your posts this month, I am having a hectic month ahead…


  1. Sorry, I missed your B. Blue poppies are gorgeous and so are your clematises. πŸ™‚ I’m sitting looking at a clematis now. No idea what variety, it will have smallish pinky white flowers in a week or two that last most of the summer and what might be described as a ‘vigorous growing habit’ – ie it’s taken over that side of the garden. We hack it down and it shrugs and says ‘whatever’ and comes back fighting. Lovely stuff.


    1. Clematis Montana varieties tend to ramble and flower for most of May and June, good for covering ugly fences and buildings, not sure you are meant to prune them, but you are obviously doing something right πŸ™‚


  2. I love clematis and have some that bravely come back every year and offer a bloom or two (they are in a really bad place). This year there are a bunch of buds already, I’m excited. Hopefully it will be a good year for it!


    1. They are tough little plants, but must have cool roots so if you can get that right! I’ve also found that it is important to get the pruning right.


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