Auteur: John Feltwell
Clematis are a highly popular and exceptionally beautiful group of plants. Trailing through the herbaceous border, clambering up walls, pillars and posts or filling a container, their characteristic, striking ﬂowers are star attractions in gardens all over the world. These graceful plants offer a huge range of ﬂower colour, pattern and shape. From large, showy double cultivars to small, delicate, nodding species clematis, there is a type-for every situation and effect. And with careful planting, clematis can provide stunning displays from spring to late autumn, their distinctive ﬂuffy seed heads providing interest long after the ﬂowers have faded.
Clematis for all Seasons is a new and comprehensive guide to growing and appreciating this diverse genus. Packed with advice on every aspect of choosing, planting and cultivating clematis, it contains hundreds of popular varieties, many unusual ones and features very new hybrids for the first time.
An entire chapter is devoted to choosing clematis by colour, illustrating the best varieties available in every palette, from white to pale pink, lavender to purple. An informative introduction looks at the origins of the species and how breeding has produced a range of hybrids, as well as at the very different forms of ﬂowers and seed heads. Individual groups of clematis are then covered in detail, season by season, to help gardeners plan displays throughout the year.
There is advice on selecting clematis for particular situations, from walls and pillars to containers, and on combining clematis with roses and other plants to stunning effect. Essential information on cultivating clematis covers planting, feeding and watering, supporting, pruning and propagating, as well as explaining how to deal with common pests and diseases. Finally, an A—Z directory provides the most up—tordate and comprehensive descriptions of more than 550 species and varieties.
Illustrated with superb colour photographs taken by the author, Clematis for all Seasons is an essential source of information and an inspiration to any gardener keen to enjoy the rewards of growing these delightful ﬂowers. ‘