Clematis is a genus of about 300 species of woody climbing shrubs. They originally come from China and Japan. There and many more hybrids and cultivars. Most are deciduous. The first hybrid was x jackmanii in 1862.
Clematis like their heads in the sun and their feet in the shade. They want those roots to be cool and moist – something that is quite difficult for us, but we continue to try because they are such wonderful contributions to the garden.
Name Derivation: from the Greek name for climbing plant
Clematis is in the family Ranunculaceae.