Clematis ‘Ville de Lyon’

Clematis ‘Ville de Lyon’



This form is derived from Clematis viticella. The flowers are medium-sized and coloured carmine-red with darker edges. The anthers are a light colour. It flowers profusely from June until September and is very hardy. Of the garden forms of Clematis viticella the most important are ‘Henry?, all white; ‘Nelly Moser’, lilac-pink; ‘Gipsy Queen’, purple; ‘Lady Betty Balfour’, dark purple; ‘Lasurstern’, dark blue; ‘The President’, dark violet; and ‘Ernest Markham’, red.

Botanical species of clematis are readily propagated by means of seed, which can be sown immediately after it has been harvested. Garden forms are propagated by half-ripened summer cuttings which should be taken with one pair of buds. The cuttings are inserted in a propagator in a greenhouse or frame where they should be kept at a temperature of 18 to 20° C (65 to 68° F).

Clematis are extremely useful ornamental shrubs in parks and gardens. They are frequently planted in small gardens and trained over archways, pergolas, trellises. In large areas they serve to create an intimate atmosphere and secluded bays, and are therefore attractive combined with small architectural features. Some species such as Clematis vitalba are used to cover fences.

30. April 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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