Mrs. Robert Brydon Clematis
A New Way to Grow Clematis
This non-vining clematis can draw visitors into your garden with a meandering carpet of little bell-shaped blooms. Or you can use an old English garden trick and prop it up with sticks--hydrangea stems work really well for this. Get the bulk of it up into a mound and let it spill forward, like the pool at the bottom of a waterfall. It's an enchanting effect. In ideal conditions, it grows very big (although it can be cut back if needed) so you'll have plenty to work with! Even when you trim away the faded blooms, this is a beautiful plant. The leaves are a dark, robust green cutting an elegant silhouette in your perennial bed. They are tough-as-nails, too, holding up beautifully all through the season. Just be sure to provide this clematis with good, sharp drainage, as herecliafolia type clematis are particularly sensitive to poor drainage, and you'll have a beautiful garden feature.