Saturday, May 10, 2008

Clematis


This beauty grows in my front flower bed.

The blooms of the clematis often change color, some very markedly through the life of each flower, particularly when grown in the full sun. The pastel colors will hold their color best if grown in some shade. After the flowers are finished, the very attractive seed heads stay on the plant and can make a welcome addition to most flower arrangements. If left on the plant they sometimes remain well into winter.

9 comments:

kitten said...

Beautiful! I have never seen a flower like that!
I would love to go to Holland! I would love to have a chance to go around the world!

Junebug said...

Me too! Let's do. :D

ChrisB said...

Beautiful colour. I have a similar one that is not yet in bloom.

Jeanette said...

I love Clematis flowers. I think I will buy a plant this year. I have the perfect south facing wall to put it by, too! Happy Mother's Day

Hootin' Anni said...

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Happy Monday

Egghead said...

This is pretty. I also have a clematis but it is just beginning to leaf out...still have a bit before it flowers. It starts out a deep purple and turns lighter and lighter until it becomes almost white.

sarah said...

That is incredible! Like the new header too!

Pamela said...

I have a white one that blooms like heaven. My other ones not so much.
I've never had a purple one tho-- and the lady down the street had a purple one that was the envy of the neighborhood

Joy T. said...

I have tried for years to grow clematis and no way will it take. Well that and the darn deer keep eating it when it finally does start to bloom! It's such a beautiful flower.