If I had my way there would be even more clematis plants in my garden. I am working on that. I just bought an evergreen clematis, Clematis Armandii ‘Snowdrift’ (Pruning Group 1, or minimal pruning in spring). This will be perfect to train up the new fence I just had built for even more privacy from neighbors. I am so psyched. As it is, I have quite a few clematis vines in my garden. Fortunately, many of them are blooming right now. Take a look at what is blooming right now.
Clematis Naobi is one of my favorites. It is a deep red, almost wine colored. I have it growing on the same fence that I just had built. This is a very happy clematis vine. It is a Pruning Group 2 or 3 clematis, so you can prune it moderately or hard.
Also on the same fence, but not yet blooming is a beautiful blue clematis with a light blue center on the petals that is not well defined. I have no name for this beauty. I treat it as a Pruning Group 2 clematis.
About five feet away is my herbaceous clematis, Clematis Recta Purpurea. This one has purple new foliage and many, many tiny white flowers less than an inch across. This is in Pruning Group 3 and gets hard pruned in spring.
On my back fence is a light blue clematis, almost a pale periwinkle color, Clematis Julii. This one is blooming for the first time this year. I am so happy to see it. It has taken its time to start blooming. I think this is Pruning Group 2.
Finished blooming, is my Clematis Montana Rubens Superba. It bloomed quite a bit earlier. What I love about this one is the purple color of the foliage combined with the pale, ethereal pink of the flowers. Here you can see the beautiful color of the foliage. This one is also Pruning Group 1 and gets minimal pruning.
Almost blooming on my back fence is this mystery clematis, whose tag fell off. I can see that it is about ready to bloom and the color looks like it will be red or dark pink. We will see very soon.
Next to it is Clematis Crystal Fountain, which is almost finished blooming. It is a gorgeous clematis with pale purplish pink blooms. This last flower is looking a little bedraggled, but you can imagine how lovely it is when it is in its full glory. This is also the first year that this one has bloomed. This is a Pruning Group 2 clematis.
Also not yet blooming is this very happy Clematis Jackmanii. Do you believe that this is a Pruning Group 3 clematis, which I hard prune every spring. It is growing like bonkers. A little later it will have many dark, blue-purple flowers.
This gorgeous red clematis is another one that I have no name for, but look how happy it is. It is currently in full bloom, but will rebloom later in the season. I also treat this one as Pruning Group 2 in spring. If anyone recognizes this one, let me know.
These are not the only clematises that I have. I have several others which are not currently blooming on my deck. I have a white flowered evergreen clematis (not Armandii), which is not at all hardy, and which stays in a pot and goes into the garage in fall. I also have a red one that is still in a pot until it gets a little bigger. Last week I fell in Lust with a clematis which is a very dark purple, almost black clematis, called ‘Romantika’. I don’t even have this one yet, but it is my next purchase, maybe even this weekend.
To find out a little more about how to prune Clematises and what the pruning groups mean, here is a short video that may interest you.
Well, there it is. These are the Clematises blooming in my garden. Hope you enjoy your tour.
I will be joining these garden parties. Come and join the party.
. Thursday Favorite Things – I’m joining this week again.
. Share Your Cup Thursday – And also here.
. Fertilizer Friday/Flaunt Your Flowers – I’ll be joining Tootsie Time this week also.
. Cottage Garden Party – I’ll be joining the as well.
. Floral Friday – I’m new here.
. Flowers on Saturday – Link coming soon.