Clematis Varieties I

Clematis: Herbaceous, erect varieties

Stanleyi, Hook. (C. Stanleyana, Hort.). Erect, robust herbs, 3 ft. high. Leaves biternate; lfts. sessile or petioled, variable in size, cuneate, silky. Flowers 1-3 inches across. white to pink-purple; sepals becoming widely expanded; stamens yellow; styles becoming very plumose, white. July-Oct. Suitable for greenhouse culture; in the northern states it is apt to winter kill if left unprotected.

Cearulea, Lindl. (C. patens, Morr. & Decne; C. azaurea, Hort.). Taller and more slender, and lfts. smaller and narrower than C. lanuginosaFlowers spreading; sepals about 8, rather narrow, delicate lilac; stamens purple. Spring. Isle of Nippon, Japan. Should be grown on a northern exposure to preserve the color of the flowers. It is almost as prolific as C. Ianuginosa in producing garden varieties and hybrids, and it is the most likely of all to produce double-flowered forms.

Var. grandiflora, Hook. (C. azurea0. azarm, var. grandi/lbra, Hort.). Flowers larger than the type. 

Var. Standishi, Moore (C. Standishi, Hort.). Flowers about 5 inches across; sepals light purple, of metallic luster. A fine variety from Japanese gardens.


The following other Clematis garden varieties:

Mrs. James Baker (C. Mrs. James Baker, Hort.). Sepals
nearly white, ribbed with dark carmine.

Miss Bateman, Noble (C. Miss Bateman, Hort). Flowers more compact than the type, 6 inches across:. Sepals are ovate, shortly acuminate, pure white with cream-colored burs; anthers brown. Probably of hybrid origin; allied to variety Standishi.

Stella, Jackman (C. Stella. Hort.). Flowers not so large as the last; sepals deep mauve. with a red bar down the center of each.

Amalia, Siebold (C. Amalia. Hort.). Sepals 6 or more, oblong lanceolate, light lilac. From Japanese gardens.

Lord Lanesborough, Noble (C. Lord Lanesborongh, Hort.). Sepals bluish lilac. each with a metallic purple bar. A good variety to gradually force to blossom in the greenhouse by March.

Lady Lanesborough. Noble (C. Lady Lanesborough, Hort.). Sepals silver-gray. the bar being lighter colored. It will blossom in March in the greenhouse.

Marie, Simon—Louis (C. Marie. Hort.). Flowers darjer than the type.

The Queen, Jackman (C. The Queen, Hort.). Flowers rather compact, the sepals being broader than the type.

John Murray, Jackman (C. John Murray. Hort.). Habit and
foliage bolder than the type. Flowers somewhat later.

Fair Rosamond, Jackman (C. Fair Rosamond, Hort.). Sepals apiculate, broader than the type. and of the same color.

Countess of Lovelace, Jackman (C. Countess of Lovelace, Hort.). Flowers double, blue-violet; sepals much imbricated. In the second crop of blooms the flowers are single, as is often the case in other double varieties.

Albert Victor, Noble (C. Albert Victor, Hort.). Flowers much like the type, but large and more compact. Suitable for forcing under glass.

Duchess of Edinburgh, Jackman (C. Duchess of Edinburgh, Hort.). Flowers double, white, strongly imbricated.

Louis van Houttz, Hort. (C. Louis van Houtte, Hort.). Semi double, rosy white.

Vesta. Endlicher (C. Vesta, Hort.). Sepals gray, anthers red. 

Helena. Siebold (C. Hslena, Hort.). Flowers pure white, with yellow stamens. 

monatrosa, Van Houtte (C. monstrosa. Hort.).
double, pure white. 

Sophia. Siebold (C. Sophia, Hort.). Sepals deep lilac-purple on the edges, with light green bars.