The purple variety on the fence below blooms in midsummer, and is called ‘Viola.’ I planted the pink variety ‘Kakio’ around my light post
Every spring the loveliest pink blooms appear in May, and it is truly one of the prettiest sites I have ever seen.
Climbing plants have unique characteristics, and each variety attaches itself to a trellis differently. Clematis climbs and attaches using its leaf stems.
Pruning Clematis Vine
Pruning clematis has two purposes. First, it’s vital for size control. Second, it coaxes growth at the base of the plant.
If you have a mature clematis vine that blooms in the spring, that means it’s blooming on old wood. It’s safe to prune this variety soon after flowering, when the blooms have faded.