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Clematis
Family Ranunculaceae
Name Clematis Spp.
Featured Plant August 2011
Etymology
Clematis From Greek klematis meaning a climbing plant.

Pictures:
Anemone Clematis
Clematis x jackmanii hybrids
  See also:  Climbers

Clematis is a genus of of nearly 300 species of climbers, a few which make superb garden plants, while a few others, such as Clematis vitalba (Old man's beard), are problem weeds. The commonly grown species come from cold temperate regions and are deciduous.

 Anemone Clematis


Pink Detail
Name Clematis montana
Common Name Anemone Clematis
Etymology
montana From Latin montanus meaning mountainous, to mean from or related to mountains.

Anemone clematis produces masses of flowers, often completely smothering the plant. The usual colour is pink but white forms are also available.



Pink

"Grandiflora"

 Clematis x jackmanii hybrids


Unnamed purple
Name Clematis jackmanii
Etymology
jackmanii Named after George Jackman, 19th century English nurseryman who produced the first hybrid.

The Jackmanii hybrids have perhaps the most showy flowers, growing to over 15cm! They are available in a variety of colours, from white to purple and red, and most shades in between. Some varieties have two colours, and most have contrasting coloured stamens.



Bud

Unnamed purple

Unnamed purple

Seed head

Seed Head

Seed Head

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