"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity? These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

- Joseph Addison

About Clematis

I wish to present a very beautiful yet unknown flower, Clematis.It is a very popular flower especially in Romania. It can decorate any garden, adding to it a speck of color and light. As far as the genus is concerned over two hundred species are known to gardeners today. Clematis was known to the ancient Greeks as well. The genus is composed of woody vines, also known as lianas. Leaves are divided into leaflets, and they have leafstalks to support structures and anchor the plant as it climbs. Most of its species are evergreen. Clematis prefers to have roots in a shaded place and the tops in full sun. Clematis species can be found all over the world; throughout the temperate regions of both hemispheres, and also in mountains in the tropics.In what follows let’s see the species:* Clematis addisonii - Addison's Leather Flower* Clematis albicoma - Whitehair Leather Flower* Clematis alpina - Alpine Clematis * Clematis armandii - Armand Clematis * Clematis baldwinii - Pine Hyacinth * Clematis bigelovii - Bigelow Clematis * Clematis brachiata - Traveller's Joy * Clematis campaniflora - Portuguese Clematis * Clematis caracasana - Clematis * Clematis catesbyana - Satin curls* Clematis dioica - Cabellos de Angel* Clematis drummondii - Drummond Clematis * Clematis durandii* Clematis flammula - Fragrant Virgin's Bower * Clematis florida - Asian Clematis* Clematis fremontii - Fremont's Leather Flower* Clematis glaucophylla - Whiteleaf Leather Flower* Clematis glycinoides - Headache Vine* Clematis henryi* Clematis hirsutissima - Hairy Clematis * Clematis integrifolia * Clematis jackmanii - Jackman's Clematis. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis)If you wish to cultivate Clematis in your garden, I call your attention to: http://clematis.org/learn/faqs a very useful site. Here you can find all the answers to your questions! Good Luck with growing lovely Clematis flowers in your garden, in Romania or anywhere in the world.