Clematis (Queen of the Vines)
Clematis plants are among the most popular and attractive flowering vines grown in the home landscape. These plants include woody, deciduous vines as well as herbaceous and evergreen varieties. They also vary greatly among species, with different flowering forms, colors, and blooming seasons, though most bloom sometime between early spring and fall. There are only three things to remember when growing clematis: at least 6 hours of sun a day during the summer (though a little shade in mid-day is helpful in hot climates); something sturdy to climb on; and cool, moist, well-drained soil.