Tag: Clematis

Clematis argentilucida from SW China

Tucked away on a boundary wall near the glasshouses, but not on public display, is one of the oldest living Clematis specimens in our collection. This plant was…

84° East somewhere in the Nepal Himalaya.

In biogeographic circles everyone likes a good line and no I’m not talking about illicit substance abuse. Biogeographers draw lines on maps to divide geographic area and to…

The curious tale of a very old Clematis

When working through endless spreadsheets of data occasionally something jumps out because it looks odd. Scanning down the list of living Clematis at RBGE the accession number 19021013 set…

An odd way to lose Biodiversity

As part of my project for the Flora of Nepal I am revising the species of Clematis and the closely related genus Naravelia that occur there. I spend…

Clematis afoliata. Photo by Tony Garn

All a tangle

This is a Clematis like no other; a leafless tangle of green reed like stems. The scandent growth mounds over itself reaching 1.5metres in height. A native to…

Parthenocissus quinguefolia and Clematis vitalba. Photo by Tony Garn

Perfect partners

Plant selection and harmonious plant associations are often talked about, rarely achieved. Covering the gabion baskets in the nursery is an intertwined partnership; Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Clematis vitalba….

Clematis brevicaudata

Buds a plenty

Prolific flowering with multiple buds held in reserve. This Clematis brevicaudata is covering one of the balustrades on the rock garden bridge. Providing a mass of flowers since…

Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

Review of the year

2008 was a year of desperate weather conditions. The wettest August was recorded with correspondingly low sunshine levels. Indeed on the 6th of the month the rain gauge…

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii is an evergreen climber is found growing at altitudes from 100 – 2400 metres in forests and along forest margins in its native China. Gripping, for…

Highlights: 5.10.07

Clematis ‘Bill MacKenzie’, growing on the wall at the alpine house, a hybrid in the Tangutica group received the RHS Award of garden merit in 1976 and reconfirmed…

Camellia x williamsii 'Bow bells'

Highlights: 5.3.07

The Alpine House is full of bulbous blooms and other alpines of interest Camellia x williamsii ‘Bow Bells’: two plants in the borders of the Front Range, one…