The Raymond Evison team develops more than 2,000 new Clematis varieties every year, and it takes an average of eight to ten years for a new Clematis to be included in the Raymond Evison collection. Due to the strict selection process, these are only a few varieties each year, as only the best varieties are worthy of carrying the Our Choice Raymond Evison logo.
From an early age he had a passion for growing Clematises, so he developed his first Clematis at the age of 18. He named the Clematis after his mother ‘Edith’. In the years that followed, he developed many varieties, some directly from nature, others in cooperation with breeders and other growers. In the mid-1990s, Raymond started cooperating with the Danish company Poulsen Roser A/S to develop modern clematis varieties. Together, the companies had more than 150 years of experience in developing new varieties. From this cooperation, many beautiful species have emerged that can be found all over the world. Raymond’s work over the past 50 years has been rewarded with, among others, 29 gold medals at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show and many other awards.
Clematis van Raymond Evison®
During our search, we came across Raymond Evison’s beautiful species. This breeder comes from the English Isle of Guernsey and is known worldwide by enthusiasts of these beautiful flowering climbing plants. His varieties are the result of over fifty years of dedicated research, breeding and crossbreeding.
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