Clematis Jackmanii to add colour to your garden in August

Ceanothus in spring
Clematis growing through ceanothus after flowering in August

A great way to add and extend the interest in your garden in August is to grow Clematis Jackmanii through and over existing shrubs and hedges. The pictures show a clematis being used to grow through a ceanothus. The first pictures shows the ceanothus flowering with blue flowers in the spring, then in the second picture as the ceanothus flowers fad the clematis flowers take over to extend the period of colour. 

Clematis Jackmanii is a popular variety of clematis vine that produces large, stunningly beautiful, deep violet-blue flowers. This deciduous vine is a climbing plant that can grow up to 12 feet tall, making it an excellent choice for covering walls, trellises, or fences in a garden.

The flowers of Clematis Jackmanii can grow up to 6 inches in diameter and have a distinctive, star-shaped appearance. They bloom in mid to late summer and can continue blooming until early fall, providing a long season of vibrant color to any garden.

In addition to its striking beauty, Clematis Jackmanii is a relatively easy plant to care for, making it an ideal addition to a garden for those looking for low-maintenance yet eye-catching plants. It prefers full to partial sun and well-draining soil. Pruning is recommended in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth and maintain the plant’s shape.

Overall, Clematis Jackmanii is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a beautiful and low-maintenance climbing plant to their garden that will provide vibrant color and interest throughout the summer and early fall.

The clematis will die back in the autumn and regrow the following year.