CLEMATIS

This rich garden bloomer likes to set the bar high

Green in winter and an abundance of flowers in the frost-free months: Clematis is an easy plant that quickly wraps around your green heart.


COLORS AND SHAPES

In the summer Clematis treats you to lush flower curtains, in the winter you still have green leaves in your garden with the evergreen varieties. This beloved climbing plant does well in the garden or on the balcony and is a self-reliant type. The woody leaf tendrils look for support themselves, easily wind around something and easily climb up or along an arch, pergola or other shape. The flowers are breathtaking and range from small, lovely white-pink flowers to whoppers up to 24 cm in diameter. There is also no lack of choice in color, because it goes very soft pink via pink, lilac and purple to blue and purple. And the flowers are available in both beautiful simplicity (four petals around a yellow heart) and in double showstoppers in different colors with fringes in the middle.

ORIGIN

Clematis is a somewhat herbaceous climbing plant of the buttercup family and grows in temperate regions in both northern and southern hemispheres. The first wild species probably grew in China. From there they reached Japan in the 17th century and conquered the west a century later. There are hundreds of species, of which the blue Clematis x jackmanii has been a permanent resident of European gardens since 1862. This is one of the primal plants from which many new varieties have been bred. By grouping early and late bloomers together, you'll have flowers from early spring through fall. Young clematis are quite fragile, the plants with a lot of life experience can take a lot.

TRIVIA

● The Latin name Clematis is derived from the Greek 'clématis' which means vining or climbing plant.

● Clematis is contained in the famous Bach Rescue Remedy, the drops against acute stress.

● The plant symbolizes ambition and self-confidence, for striving for the highest.