Six (or Seven) Clinging Clambering Clematis on Saturday

I have added a number of Clematis viticella to the garden and recent years; most take a couple of years or so to really begin to establish but then – my goodness! – they make up for their slow start and reward us with their floriferousness. From the kitchen window we can see four of them on the pergola between the stream and the paved area – ‘Walenberg’ above and ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ below:

To Julia’s left is ‘Margot Koster’:

And to her left is the gorgeous (well, they are all gorgeous) ‘Rosalyn’:

Further down the garden, the clematis colonnade sports an early flowering C alpina and a later C viticella on each of eight posts; some of the clematis here have had to be replaced but at the moment we have the royal pairing of ‘Prince George’ and his mother ‘Princess Kate’, a C texensis (grandmother ‘Princess Diana’ is on an adjacent post):

George has highly textured and tactile petals and a sociable habit, quickly making his way over to another post where he intermingles quite amicably with ‘Pernille’, creating a pleasing colour combination:

Jon the Propagator invites us to share Six on Saturday and it is a pleasure to share my six viticella clematis (and an extra C texensis) with you tonight: do pop over to Jon’s blog to see what other people are sharing.

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25 Responses to Six (or Seven) Clinging Clambering Clematis on Saturday

  1. bcparkison says:

    They really add alot of pop and color. I did plant one this /spring but to say it is aslow start would be an understatement. lol Maybe next year if it get through the coming winter.

  2. These are all so gorgeous! I can’t quite tell on my phone screen – what is the reddish one, near the middle, with the pointy but frilly petals?

  3. Wow, they are truly beautiful! The only Clematis I have is the spring-blooming ‘Nelly Moser.’ I’m thinking maybe I need to add a summer-blooming one. 🙂

  4. mithriluna says:

    Oh my gosh Cathy! These are beautiful! We have a few clematis in our garden but not so many and not so well established. How wonderful.

    • Cathy says:

      I stand at the windows just gazing at those first few – it’s hard to believe the mass of flower on them (with no effort on my part, except for cutting right down in early spring)

  5. Very pretty Cathy!

  6. Heyjude says:

    These are so delightful. I have added several to my garden this year, I hope they settle in as well as yours have. I have Princess Kate and also Prince Charles, both of which have been flowering well already. Rosalyn would be a nice addition.

  7. Cathy are all so wonderful and fabulous, I love them, that I am not able to choose a favorite. I have never cultivated clematides. Do they withstand frost above -10ºC? Thank you. Greetings from Margarita.

    • Cathy says:

      They are all fully hardy, Margarita

      • Cathy, thank you very much. Well, if I find any of them, I put it in the garden because I would love to have one of your clematis, I do not care which one, they are all charming. Greetings from Margarita.

        • Cathy says:

          Yes, I think you would enjoy a clematis, whatever variety it was. It would need watering in the summer though

          • Cathy I have all the plants with drip irrigation, what happens is that this year I could not go to put the timers (which must be removed before the first frost) to the irrigation hoses. If you would not be watering just the garden. Greetings from Margarita.

          • Cathy says:

            I understand some of the problems you have, which makes gardening even harder for you

  8. I’ve not seen Rosalyn before. It’s stunning. I’m going to put it on my wish list. I always admire clematis when I visit other people’s gardens, so its high time to add more to my own. Thanks for sharing your selection.

    • Cathy says:

      You are welcome, Hortus. I am eyeing up places where I could more too – I suspect you can never have too many!

  9. Anna says:

    They are all beauties Cathy but I especially like the striking combination of ‘George’ and ‘Pernille’, neither of whom I’ve hear of before now. Do you buy your clemmies locally or from a specialist nursery?

    • Cathy says:

      The combination was purely coincidental, Anna, as George has been there for a few years and Pernille was new just this year to fill a gap. I buy from Thorncroft now

  10. Lora Hughes says:

    You’ve done a great job w/those clematis. As you say, they’re all gorgeous.

  11. tonytomeo says:

    Rad! I see clematis come and go from nurseries, so I know that they must be growing somewhere. However, I never see them doing well here. There are two doing somewhat well at work, but they have been there for many years.

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