An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis

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With more than 800 Clematis species and cultivated varieties from which to choose, gardeners and growers have been inundated with options. Even more frustrating for some has been the absence of a single comprehensive reference with which to identify the numerous cultivars. This new volume, written by distinguished clematis experts and backed by the authority of the British Clematis Society, is the first picture encyclopedia on the genus to encompass the garden-worthy species and hybrids.

This long-awaited book is separated into two sections: the first is devoted to the care and cultivation of clematis, while the second provides an A–Z directory of more than 550 plants, from the acclaimed large-flowered forms to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous forms that are beginning to be available. Using everyday language, the authors provide plant descriptions that include information on synonyms, origin, plant habit and height, flowers, pruning group, flowering period, cultural requirements, recommended uses in the garden, and hardiness zones. The text is accompanied by more than 650 magnificent color photos, making this encyclopedia an indispensable reference and guide.

The popularity of clematis has risen in recent years, in part because of the extraordinary diversity of its flowers and that gardeners have been exposed to a better and wider range of cultivars. This volume is the first picture encyclopedia on the genus to encompass all the garden-worthy species and hybrids — more than 800 total.

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Written by clematis experts and endorsed by The British Clematis Society, this lovely encyclopedia contains some 650 color photos and is the first to cover all garden-worthy varieties (more than 550 species and hybrids). The first section addresses the care and cultivation of clematis; the second provides an entry for each plant (arranged alphabetically), with information on synonyms, origins, plant habit and height, flowers, pruning, cultural requirements, recommended uses, and hardiness zones. Appendices include sources for reliable seeds and plants. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780881925081
Branch Call Number: 635.93334 TOO
Characteristics: 426 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Clematis


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Nov 07, 2016

An absolutely amazing book on clematis. I plan to purchase my very own copy of this beautiful, and informational book.

May 02, 2016

All you wanted to know about Clematis and more.. Will help you choose a variety that suits the Lower Mainland climate.

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