I think Clematis Jackmanii is probably one of the most popular Clematis plants. They are hardy, easy to grow and as you can see they produce lovely large purple flowers.
I grow several clematis, but this is my oldest and biggest. I grow it behind my largest rose, William Baffin. Each year I have to untangle it from the rose as it wants to grow on and through it, but I prefer the clematis to grow along the high wooden fence behind the rose. I stretch out it’s vines and it makes a nice leafy background along the top of the fence and when it blooms (two or three times a year) the fence is highlighted by it’s large purple flowers.
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