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 ochotensis is an attractive species from the Sea of Okhotsk (in Asia), whose small nodding flowers are usually violet blue, with pale centres.
||2 litre pot|
||climbing through shrubs|
||Alpine winter / part shade summer|
||any good garden soil|