Clematis or Bower

This is a genus of around 300 species that come primarily from Japan and China.

Clematis vines are probably the most commonly used ornamental vine. There are not hundreds and hundreds of named cultivars available in a very wide array of colors and flower types.

Clematis Types - Care and Culture of Clematis

Clematis alpina Alpine Clematis
C. armandii Armand Clematis
C. beracletfolia  
C. chrysocoma Goldwool Clematis
C. crispa Curly Clematis
C. x durandii Durand Clematis
C. x eriostemon  
C. flammula Plume Clematis
C. florida  
C. heracleifolia Tube Clematis
Clematis Hybrids  

C. integrifolia

Solitary Clematis

C. x jackmanii Jackman Clematis
C. x joulniana  
C. kivihu  
C. lanuginosa  

C. ligusticifolia

Western Virgin's Bower

C. macropetala Big Petal Clematis
C. montana Anemone Clematis
C. occidentalis Rock Clematis
C. paniculata Sweet Autumn Clematis
C. recta Ground Clematis
C. stans Japtube Clematis
C. tangutica Golden Clematis
C. terniflora Sweet Autumn Clematis
C. texensis Scarlet Clematis
C. verticillaris Leatherflower Clematis
C. virginiana Virgin's Bower
C. viticella Italian Clematis
C. vitifolia Grapeleaf Clematis
C. voirna  

Species Height (in) Flower Color No. of Leaflets
C. beracletfolia 2-3 Blue 3-5
C. integrifolia 1˝-2 Blue Entire
C. recta 3-4 white 5-7

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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