(Ranunculaceae) Genus of more than 200 species of evergreen or deciduous twining climbers. Grown on walls, trellises and with trees and shrubs as host plants. Early flowering are evergreen. Flower colour varies with climatic conditions - the warmer the climate the darker the flowers. Mass of flowers often followed by decorative seed heads.
Clematis like their heads in the sun and roots in the shade. Do not plant too deep.