Amethyst Colored Clematis
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A contest winner in "Clematis On MY Mind".
Beautiful, vibrant amethyst colored clematis flower, They are easy to grow, long lived,climbing vines. They come in many brilliant colors.
Clematis (KLEma-tis) is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup familyRanunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardeners,beginning with Clematis jackmanii, a garden standby since 1862; more hybrid cultivars are being produced constantly. They are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin. Most species are known as clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller's joy, a name invented for the sole British native, C. vitalba, by the herbalist John Gerard; virgin's bower for C. viticella; old man's beard, applied to several with prominent seedheads; and leather flower or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna. Clematis species are mainly found throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, rarely in the tropics. Clematis leaves are food for the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera species, including the Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria).
The timing and location of flowers varies; spring-blooming clematis flower on side shoots of the previous year's stems, summer/fall blooming clematis bloom only on the ends of new stems, and twice-flowering clematis do both.
April 4th, 2012
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