Welcome to day 3 of the A to Z Challenge. By now, if you have read many of my posts, you know I love ALL flowers. But love comes in many degrees, right? Clematis is one of my higher degrees of love. My most favorite of all time is a white Clematis we had at our first home. Unfortunately it did not survive the move to the home we have now. It was white as snow and I have yet to find it again.
We have four different varieties growing right now. The star is the Montana Ruebens I will share with my first picture. It is easily the most prolific, mainly due to it’s habit of growing 30-40 feet this gem is very showy. It has a profusion of light pink blooms that are so gorgeous to see.
This is a Montana Ruebens Clematis. Light pink with habit to grow 35-40 feet. Due to the weight it cannot climb the light pole in the middle.
I also have this striped Clematis, which is the only two tone in my current landscape configuration. It does not grow nearly as large as the Montana Ruebens, but has been around just as long. All of the varieties I have were added during the time I owned my own greenhouse business. I cannot truly pick a favorite between the Clematis I have.
Another of the Clematis around our deck, this one has a particularly rich color when it first blooms. The color begins to gradually fade as the bloom wanes. The largest display of all the clematis comes in the spring, usually about mid-May. Most of them will bloom again in the fall although it is not usually such a showy display.
I also have a rich blue Clematis flanking the one above, but for whatever reason I cannot dig up a photo to share in this post. I hope you enjoy the A to Z choice for C.