Clematis OOH LA LA (syn. CHEROKEE, ‘Evipo041′) (Evison 2009) – A compact Clematis from Raymond Evison that bears 3″ wide pink flowers accented with a deep rose bar, these are produced from May to September, often with a midsummer lull. OOH LA LA is ideal for growing on an obelisk in large containers. Grows 3-4′ high by 2’ wide. Pruning group C. Hardy to zone 4.
Clematis ‘The President’ (Noble 1876) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is over a century old and still going strong. It features very large 6 to 8″ wide deep violet-purple flowers accented with burgundy tipped stamens. It blooms June to September and looks great planted with the variegated Kiwi, Actinidia kolomikta. Grows 8-12′ high. Pruning group B. Zone 4.
Clematis x cartmanii ‘Joe’ (Introduced by Taylors in 1983) – This seedling cross of C. marmoraria and C. paniculata is a bit tender and requires a sheltered site out of cold winter winds. It has unusual coarse, fern-like foliage and abundant 1″ wide white blooms from early to mid spring. This Clematis also doesn’t climb naturally. Grows 3′ high by 2′ wide. Pruning group A. Zone 7.
Clematis ‘Lincoln Star’ (Pennell 1954) – This Clematis is like a more intensely coloured ‘Nelly Moser’ with 6 to 7″ wide raspberry pink flowers with pale pink edges, accented by burgundy-tipped stamens. ‘Lincoln Star’ flowers from May to June, and again in September. It prefers slightly alkaline soil, so add a little lime to the hole at planting time. Grows 8-12′ high. Hardy to zone 4.
Clematis FLEURI (syn. Evipo042) (Evison 2009) – This Clematis is part of the BOULEVARD collection and was bred for smaller urban gardens or growing in containers. It features intense reddish-purple blooms (with golden tipped stamens) from July to September. Hard prune in late February or early March. Grows 4′ high by 2′ wide. Pruning group C. Hardy to zone 4.