Clematis that Bloomed in April and May of 2018

With the exception of two recent additions, I have unfortunately been delinquent in posting about clematis for several months–blooming months at that!  My camera, however, was still clicking away.  Below are a few of the beautiful clematis I came upon, in my own garden as well as others, during April and May of last year.


C. ‘Joe Zary’ blooming in full sun in April. If it were in more shade, the color would be stronger.


The delightful and delectable C. ‘Asao’.  Such lovely shades of pink and sometimes semi-double.  This one is always one of the first three large-flowered clematis to bloom in my garden.


Early blossoms of C. Josephine ‘Evijohill’.  Always a heart stopper!


Clematis ‘Sugar Sweet Blue’ wafting its fragrance on my deck, backed by a stunning Chilean Fire Tree (Embothrium).


C. ‘The First Lady’, one of only a few clematis actually hybridized in the US.  I don’t know which First Lady was meant to be honored with the name, but I think of my personal favorite First Lady whenever I look at it.


C. ‘Silver Moon’ looking ethereal in the shade.


C. ‘Ken Donson’ strutting his stuff.


The redder than red C. ‘Rebecca’!


A visit to C. ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ on a garden tour.


Oh, be still, my heart!  C. ‘Fond Memories’ while on a garden tour, gloriously blooming before my own even started.  Definitely one of my favorites!


Still touring gardens–C. ‘Nelly Moser’ or one of her imitators.


Another C. ‘Nelly Moser’ look alike spotted while garden touring.  Could be C. ‘Bees Jubilee’.


Back home to find C. ‘Tartu’ blooming away.  Love the two-tone ruffly look.


Last, but definitely not least, the time-honored classic, C. ‘Mrs. Cholmondeley’ (pronounced Chumly)


  1. Paula Bessette said,

    November 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    This was so much fun! Thank you. I kept saying this is my favorite, no-this is my favorite, etc. It came down to C. ‘Fond Memories” and ‘Tartu’. Paula ________________________________

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    • November 27, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Oh, you have a good eye, Paula! C. ‘Fond Memories’ and C. ‘Tartu’ are both favorite’s of mine, too. And to top it off, they are easy to grow and bloom freely.


  2. Geoff Radnor said,

    November 27, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Great to see that you too have a “Mrs Chomondeley” and “The First Lady” and ” Nelly Moser” of course and a “Bee’s Jubilee”. Here in Ottawa, where we had -22 Celsius last week (what that is in F I don’t know), I have brought two clematis in pots into my basement and one of them “Belle of Woking” has a bloom, not many blooming on November 27. The rest of my clematis are out freezing to death, that I hope will not permanent. There are about 40 out in the garden that I trust will bloom next year.
    Thank you.

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    • November 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Hi, Geoff,

      Brrrr, I don’t know what -22 Celsius is in Fahrenheit either, except that it must be VERRRRYY cold. I am glad you are able to grow so many clematis in your climate. They certainly do bring us joy.


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