Most clematis are climbers, growing through shrubs and trees, or whatever support you want to give them. There are also a few herbaceous perennials, and at least one shrub. The colourful flowers are usually followed by the heads of feathery seeds, which are also ornamental.
Clematis columbiana is a climber (unlike its variant tenuiloba), with solitary violet-blue flowers.
||9 cm pot|
||grassland, thickets; partial shade|
||Alpine winter / part shade summer|
||humus rich soil|
||1.2 - 2 m|