Flower of the week: Clematis

by Natasha Starkell | 24.07.2013 | flower , purple , blue , clematis | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Flower of the week: Clematis

Flower of the week: Clematis

The word clematis literally means “a climbing plant”. There are more than 300 species of clematis and they make a really lovely addition to the garden.

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The word clematis literally means “a climbing plant”. There are more than 300 species of clematis and they make a really lovely addition to the garden.

Most species of clematis have originally come from China or Japan, but they're now very common all over the world as they make such a great garden plant. They'll climb a wall or trellis with their clinging tendrils, many species grow pretty fast too. There are many different types of clematis flower, all are gorgeous in their own way. Some are small, some have huge flowers, and there's a wide range of colours from rich luscious burgundy through vibrant bright purple, lilac and pinks to pure white.  If you've ever used Bach's Rescue Remedy, you may be interested to know that clematis is one of the ingredients of this.

Clematis can be tricky to grow as they tend to be rather prone to disease, and pests can be an issue too, but the extra care and attention they need is worth it for the stunning display of flowers you'll get from them. 


Natasha Starkell
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Working mum, struggling with gardening chores.

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