Geographical origin: Central and southern Europe.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 1.60 metres, width up to 0.60 metre.
Type of soil: Moist and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -10°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.
Characteristics and uses:
The crimson clematis is a non-climbing clematis: it has a bushy tuft shape with magnificent crimson foliage. It flowers from July through to September. During this period, it is covered with small star shaped white flowers that have a cream centre and give off a delicious perfume. Very decorative feathery fruits follow this.
Although this clematis does not climb, it still conforms to the general rules. It appreciates a moist but not wet soil and likes to have its feet in the shade and its head in the sun.
At the end of winter cut off the driest parts so that the plant will be at its best for the following spring.
List of Clematis:
Clematis 'Armandii' (Clematis 'Armandii')
, this Clematis is evergreen. Its small white flowers appear in the spring, and have a wonderful vanilla scent
Clematis 'Black Tea' (Clematis Black tea)
, superb single flowers, dark violet to dark red in the center. Depending on the luminosity, they could look almost black.
Clematis 'Dr Ruppel' (Clematis 'Dr Ruppel')
, large deep rose flowers in May - June and September
Clematis 'Ernest Markham' (Clematis 'Ernest Markham')
, large Crimson blossom flowers from June through to October
Clematis 'John Howells' (Clematis John Howells)
, large carmine red flowers with dark stamens.
Clematis 'Mme Lecoultre' (Clematis 'Mme Lecoultre')
, large white flowers from June through to October
Clematis 'Multiblue' (Clematis Multiblue)
, single flowers to start with, its stamens transform themselves, little by little into petals, giving it the look of a lovely, steel blue pompom.
Clematis 'Pink Champagne' (Clematis 'Pink Champagne')
, pink flowers from May through to September
Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' (Clematis 'Pink Fantasy')
, soft rose flowers from June through to October
Clematis 'Sunset' (Clematis Sunset)
, bright pink flowers in May - June and September
Clematis 'The President' (Clematis 'The President')
, large purplish blue flowers in May - June and September
See the Clematis catalogue