Clematis: Stars of Summer

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Clematis are the queen of flowering vines.  Alluring, diverse, they are best known for their large striking flowers in a wide range of colors from white to pink, red to burgundy, yellow and even black, but never orange.  The clematis can be bodaciously large such as the showy flat-faced flowers of the hybrids or gracefully petite with elegant bell-shaped flowers.  For sheer flowering power, few flowers rival the clematis. Continue reading