C is for Clematis

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.

Clematis tangutica  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 Comments Add yours

  1. suej says:

    Beautiful, I love clematis.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Me too. Found a winter flowering one the other day!

      1. suej says:

        Never knew there was such a thing…. But I’m no gardener or botanist!

  2. Sammy D. says:

    Now, clematis I know, love, and have actually had success growing!! They are delightful in all their luscious colors and shapes.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are a lot of different varieties. There is a garden near here that has a clematis collection, I must make a visit and see what they have.

  3. The Rider says:

    Chillingly Cute, Charming, Colorful! Cheers!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha, can you keep this up I wonder?

      1. The Rider says:

        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. Heyjude says:

          Well do what you can, it is always nice to see you here 🙂

  4. Elin Gregory says:

    Sorry, I missed your B. Blue poppies are gorgeous and so are your clematises. 🙂 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. Heyjude says:

      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 🙂

  5. Diana Beebe says:

    Gorgeous pictures. I loved the blue poppies, too!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Diana. I like blue/purple flowers a lot 🙂

  6. Francesca says:

    Clematis is one of my favourite flowers, especially the deep purple, mauve and magenta varieties. It doesn’t grow here sadly.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Why’s that then Francesca? Too hot? I know clematis like to have cool roots.

  7. sunjhini says:

    looks so beautiful 🙂 lovely


  8. Laine Gray says:

    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. Heyjude says:

      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.

  9. I love clematis, we have them in the garden. Just a pitty that during winter there’s “nothing”.

    Shere y Paul: C is for Canary Islands, Bodegas Monje

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well I have found one that is a winter flowering variety – I suspect it doesn’t flower all the way through. Clematis Armandii

  10. Dina says:

    Clematis is a great entry and a big favourite too. Oh dear, this is getting harder and harder… 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am so full of admiration that you are going through all these posts Dina. I hope you are enjoying them all 🙂

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I see we share a love of flowers Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      We do indeed Gilly, as well as a love of other things having seen a few of your photos – doors, gates, arches…

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