Clematis is one of the worlds favourite flowers for climbing over fences and trellis.
The Family of Clematis
- The Clematis genus is from the family Ranunculaceae which is the same as the buttercup and many other plants. below
- Winter Aconites – Eranthis hyemalis and Adonis amurensis start the flowering year along with other family members the Hellebores.
- In spring Anemone, Marsh Marigolds and buttercups take over.
- For summer consider Globe flowers or Trollius, Rue Thalictrum, Acquilegia, Delphinium, Aconitum, Larkspur and Love-in-a-mist or Nigella.
- Baneberries, Bugbane and Japanese Anemones round off the Ranunculaceae display in autumn.
- What a versatile and wide spread family.
Seasonally Adjusted Clematis
- As with other members of the Ranunculaceae family there is a Clematis species or variety to flower in most seasons.
- Clematis cirrhosa flowers in December and if covered to protect from winter snow will survive our climate.
- The Clematis Montana rubens like Nelly Moser and Ville de Lyons are firm May favourites. Tetrosa has larger flowers.
- Small flowers Clematis tangutica and flammula are interesting varieties to seek out from your suppliers or friends.
- Clematis vitalba flowers in late autumn and produces interesting seed heads