When does the Clematis flower?
Flowering periods for different Clematis vary a great deal. The Evergreen Armandii and Avalanche start flowering in April. The Alpina and the Montana are next and usually start flowering in April/May. The large-flowering species flower after the small-flowering varieties. Some species within this group produce their blooms in early summer; others in the late summer. By growing a nice mix of various types of Clematis in your garden you can enjoy their beautiful flowers from early spring until late summer!
Sun/semi-shade. More sun will help Clematis to produce more flowers. However protect the base of he plant from all day sun exposure.
Up to three (large flowering varieties) or six (small flowering varieties) metres.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Most are deciduous, except for evergreen Armandi and Avalanche.
Pending flowering period. To keep Clematis fresh and full, good pruning is important.
Apply humus/organic fertilizer in the spring
Prolific blooms. Colour and size depends on variety. Some large flowering varieties have flowers of up to 15 cm in size!
Depends on variety; spring or summer
In its natural setting, Clematis also commonly grows as a creeping groundcover, so if you want something different you can also use your Clematis as groundcover plant. This provides a beautiful sight when it is flowering!