Clematis integrifolia, commonly known as solitary clematis, is a non-climbing, woody-based, herbaceous perennial that typically grows in a dense, upright to sprawling, shrubby mound of undivided leaves to 12-24' tall. Medium green leaves form dense foliage clumps. Solitary, nodding, urn-shaped flowers, each with four twisted sepals and creamy anthers, appear in summer. Caerulea is a cultivar that is noted for porcelain blue flowers (to 1 1/2" long) over a long June-August bloom period. Each flower appears singly atop its own slender stalk. Each flower is followed by an ornamentally-attractive, silvery-green seed head.
These varieties begin to bloom in early summer, with the first flush of flowers appearing on the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second flush flowers appearing on the new growth. These flowers will likely be smaller than the first ones and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.
Magenta red flowers have a velvety sheen and golden anthers. Blooms heaviest in late summer and fall. Vigorous grower. One of the easiest varieties to grow; performs equally well in full sun or partial shade.
A large-flowered variety, 5" in diameter. Flowers emerge light yellow with green central bars and gradually fade to creamy white as they mature. The rounded petals overlap; and have yellow anthers in the center. Blooms prolifically from May-June and again from August-September. Holds its color better if protected from afternoon sun. Widely recognized for its reliable performance.
Solid deep purple flowers with prominent, creamy yellow stamens. A long time favorite due to its vigorous growth habit and consistent flowering ability. Beautiful when grown through ivy up a wall or fence.
The velvety, ruby red flowers of this variety are some-what cup-shaped and have contrasting ivory stamens. This is one of the very best reds available in the trade. It holds its color well all season long.
Very free-flowering. Blooms measure 5-6" in diameter. Mauve pink sepals fade to shell pink. Dark red anthers. Mauve Pink flowers. The vine blooms best in the sun and benefits from a cluster of small plants, planted around the base of the plant. Many people simply plant a ground cover like ivy, myrtle, or pachysandra around the plant to shade the base.