20 Different Types of Clematis (Photos)

Different Clematis Collage

Clematis is a type of plant that can be found in a diverse number of flower shapes and colors. There are over 300 different species of this plant that you can plant in your garden.

Clematis blooms are typically pink, purple, or white, and they will bloom at various times throughout the year.

In this article, we are going to take a look at 20 different varieties and discuss the type of care that they need.

Clematis ‘Anna Louise’

Clematis Anna Louise

This is a lovely variation of clematis that has large purple blooms with pinkish stripes in the center of each petal. The plant grows in late spring as well as early fall. Full sun and alkaline, sandy soil are best for its growth, which can reach heights of up to 6 feet.

Clematis ‘Alaina’

This plant has bubblegum pink blooms that can be seen during the spring until the fall during two blooming periods. The plant does best in well-drained soil, and it prefers to grow in partial shade. When fully mature, the plant grows to be up to 5 feet in height.

Clematis ‘Abundance’

Clematis Abundance

I love the light red blooms that this variety produces. They are relatively small with a white center and can be seen from late summer until fall. It is a plant that will grow in full to partial sun, but the roots like cooler temperatures, so they need to be covered well.

Clematis ‘Aotearoa’

The wavy, violet petals of this plant are very attractive. They are star-shaped blooms that tend to curve under as they bloom. This plant grows best in sunny conditions with well-drained soil. It will do well in a rock garden, but keep the roots covered to protect them from the sun’s heat.

Clematis ‘Asagasumi’

Clematis asagasumi is an elegant plant that creates blooms in the late spring and early fall of the year. It is tolerant of shade and needs pebbles at the base of the plant to keep the roots protected. This plant can quickly grow to be up to 10 feet tall.

Clematis ‘Asao’

This is a variety of clematis that produces bright, bold pink blooms twice a year. The plant can grow to reach 10 feet, and it will do best in soil that is well-draining and partial sun so that its roots can remain in the shade during the heat of the day.

Clematis ‘Bees’ Jubilee’

Each petal has a pink stripe in the center with the outer edges of the petals being a soft pink to almost white in color. This plant can grow to be up to 13 feet tall. It will tolerate the sun, but it does prefer some shade. It also grows well in sand and other well-drained soil.

Clematis ‘Belle of Woking’

This variation of clematis has a large star-shaped bloom that is a silvery-mauve color. It can be grown as a vine, and it tolerates full to partial sun. Since it grows to be about 12 feet in height, it will look great on a trellis or a fence in your garden.

Clematis ‘Bill MacKenzie’

This is a climber that prefers to grow in sandy soil that drains well. It grows in zones four to nine, and the blooms of this plant are bright yellow. These small blooms will be more plentiful in full to partial sun during the later part of the summer.

Clematis ‘Carnaby’

This plant has unique star-shaped petals that are raspberry pink in color. The outside edges of the petals are white, and each flower can be up to 8 inches across. They do well in sandy soil that drains well and partial shade so that their roots can stay cool during the hottest part of the day.

Clematis ‘Cezanne’

The clematis cezanne is a variation of the plant that is a bit on the smaller side. It’s a perennial that produces star-shaped blue flowers that are about 5 inches in diameter. The plant blooms twice a year, and it will grow in full to partial sunlight with well-drained soil at its roots.

Clematis ‘Cherokee’

I really love how the white and purple colored blooms that this plant produces make it stand out in a garden. Each petal has a darker violet strip down the center that will help attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the space. It needs full to partial sun and alkaline soil that drains well.

Clematis ‘Diamantina’

This is a plant that has purple pom-poms that can last up to four weeks. The plant can easily grow to be 8 feet tall, and it will grow best in soil like clay or sand that drains well. It also will do best in partial sun to help protect the roots.

Clematis ‘Crystal Fountain’

The clematis crystal fountain has a very unique double flower that blooms two times a year. It’s pink-violet with a fountain-like center of light mauve stamen that makes it stand out. This plant does well in partial shade and soil that drains well. It also grows to be up to 7 feet tall.

Clematis ‘Fireworks’

This climber does well in well-drained soil and part shade in hardiness zones one to nine. It has bright purple, star-shaped blooms that grow to be up to 8 inches in diameter. Each petal also has a red stripe that goes down the center to draw the attention of hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Clematis ‘John Paul II’

Clematis John Paul II

If you are looking for white blooms to brighten up your garden, this is a great plant to consider. As like most clematis, it does well in well-drained soil and part sun. It can grow to be 12 feet tall, so it will stand out in most gardens, especially when it blooms twice a year.

Clematis ‘Josephine’

Clematis Josephine

I find that the variation of clematis known as Josephine is one that has blooms that resembles a dahlia. These blooms are pink in color, and they tend to last at least four weeks once they bloom. To get the brightest colored flowers, full sun is required by the plant.

Clematis ‘Justa’

Clematis Justa

This small clematis will only grow to be 3 to 5 feet tall, even with well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight. The blooms are a pale blue color that is almost violet, and the blooms have a tuft of yellow in the center. Flowers appear in late summer and continue through early fall.

Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Clematis Nelly Moser

This is a type of clematis that is great at attracting butterflies to the outdoor space. Its blooms are pink in color with a darker pink stripe down the middle of each one. The plant likes to climb, so it will look great on a trellis in a small garden.

Clematis ‘Piilu’

Clematis Piilu

The clematis piilu will grow to be 3 to 5 feet tall, and it grows in full sun conditions and well-drained soil. It has bright pink blooms that can be seen twice a year, and it will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the outdoor space as well.