The blossoms are so profuse that they generally cover the foliage, which emerges burgundy and matures to bronze-green. Both clematis and laurel are pruned together and thrive on it. Accept Almost half the size of typical montanas, it is perfect for small gardens. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Gardens Illustrated terms and conditions and privacy policy. Fabulously floriferous, it has abundant dusky-pink, veined blooms that are displayed against dark, bronze-tinted foliage. It produces posies of apple blossom-like blooms, darker on the outside of the tepals, from late spring through to autumn. Hardiness: RHS H5, USDA 4a-9b. Their flowers are incredibly large, 6-10 in. These clematis will quickly cover walls, fences or pergolas and maybe grown as showy, flowering groundcovers. Surrounding a boss of creamy stamens, the 4 broad petals open deep cherry-pink and then fade slightly in their center, creating a ravishing bicolor effect. The flowers bear 4 broad, egg-shaped, deep violet-pink petals that fade as the blooms mature. They are divided into 12 groups. wilsonii can be used as ground cover where space permits. Delightfully scented, Clematis montana 'Rubens' is a very large deciduous climber with charming, single, pastel pink flowers, 2 in. We are here for you. These compact clematis montanas grow to around 4-7m, depending on cultivar and growing conditions and are  a great choice to grow over arches and obelisks. Join now and start creating your dream garden! Box 366 Faribault, MN 55021 Phone: 507-334-8404 Email: donahue@donahuesclematis.com A medium-growing montana. Bronze when young, the leaves gradually deepen to dark green and attractively set off the pink flowers. The flowers are not as large or flashy as those featured by other Clematis family members, but they are full of charm with their 4 rounded petals, opening pale mauve-pink, then slightly fading as the flowers mature. Good choice for a large pot in a sheltered situation. Opening from pointed, mauve-pink buds, the flowers bear 4 broad petals, strong mauve-pink at first, then slightly fading in their center as the flowers mature. A seedling of C. ‘Prosperity’ named after a friend of Val’s. Members of the Ranunculaceae family, Clematis include more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. Blooming from the base to the tip, the medium-growing cultivar has soft-pink, deliciously fragrant open blooms that develop into seedheads remaining attractive throughout autumn. As climbers, Clematis are unsurpassed in their long flowering presence, their rich diversity of flower shapes, their wide array of colors and tolerances in terms of exposure and climate. rubens 'Mayleen' is a very large deciduous climber with single, satin-pink ruffled flowers, 3 in. The hardiest and most reliable, fully vigorous montana. One of the best compact singles, which was discovered by Freda Deacon in her Suffolk garden and later introduced by nurseryman Jim Fisk. Clematis montana var. Recommendations for using compact clematis cultivars include combining them with later flowering Clematis viticella or encouraging them to scramble up obelisks or poles to add verticals to a border. They die to the ground at the end of each year, and have no twining petioles to help them climb. Plant it near an entrance or path where the lovely fragrance can be enjoyed. Excellent  to grow through a shrub or a small tree. rubens feature a lovely red-bronze foliage. Slightly scented, 'Freda' is well behaved and will not take over your garden. While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. Star-shaped, they may be single, semi-double or double and are available in a wide range of colors. The blossoms are so profuse that they generally cover the foliage of ternate, mid-green leaves, emerging bronze. Small, open blooms of square formation with rounded tepals  of deep, mauve-pink with pale stamens. Discover some of the most glorious gardens from around the world.Find out more, Already have an account with us? Their delightful fragrance fills the air as you pass by. Excellent cultivar that blooms early and continues for up to six weeks. Its delicate dark-green leaves are matched by starry white, green-eyed blooms, reflexed at the tepal edges. rubens 'Pink Perfection' is a very large deciduous climber with charming, single pink flowers, 2 in. Slightly fragrant, this vigorous vine is perfect for covering a wall, trellis, fence or pergola. They bloom between early and mid summer on new wood. Members of the Ranunculaceae family, Clematis include more than 300 species, hundreds of hybrids and are divided into 12 main groups, each with consistent flower size, blooming season, pruning and garden use characteristics. These floriferous clematis produce an abundance of small, single or double, pink or white flowers. Only plants will be removed from the collection. The small-flowered Orientalis group contains the truly yellow clematis. From tree huggers to container varieties, there is a Clematis for every garden and flowers for almost every month of the year! rubens 'Pink Perfection' (Montana Group), Want Garden Inspiration? Plant it near an entrance or path where the lovely fragrance can be enjoyed. Words Andy McIndoe, photos Dianna Jazwinski. across (5-7 cm), from late spring to early summer. Each flower produces showy pom-pom like seedheads with silvery silken tails that persist and disperse over the winter and early spring months. A long time favorite, this vigorous and extremely floriferous vine is perfect for covering a wall, trellis, fence or arbor. across (8 cm), from late spring to early summer. The mauve-pink blooms open as tiny, cream-eyed stars but mature to open, blooms with the longest, narrow tepals in the group. The Herbaceous Clematis group contains wonderful herbaceous perennials for the border, which clamber over other plants. rubens ‘Pink Perfection’, it has open, lightly fragrant, mauve-pink blooms, which are darker at the edges and displayed against bronze-green leaves. Best against a light background and seen at close quarters. The Atragene group of clematis includes early and small-flowering clematis, which are extremely hardy, undemanding and among the easiest to grow. Val is generally not as keen on the doubles, mainly because they prefer a richer soil, but she makes an exception for this medium-growing double. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops,  you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home. They often repeat flowering in late summer and early fall. A long time favorite, this vigorous and extremely floriferous vine is perfect for covering a wall, trellis, fence or arbor. At its best in fertile soil and full sun, the flowers open later than single montanas. Probably a seedling from C. montana var. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. Their bright yellow flowers are lantern- or star-shaped and often nodding. Clematis montana var. This vigorous and extremely floriferous vine is perfect for covering a wall, trellis, fence or arbor. Attractive compact cultivar that grows to around 6m. Star-shaped, they may be single, semi-double or double and are available in a wide range of colors. The National Collection of Clematis montana is held Val Le Neville-Parry at her garden By The Way in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and contains more than 200 plants in 50 named varieties and cultivars.