This essential guide introduces the genus in all its glory to the novice gardener and extends the knowledge of the more experienced. As well as explaining how to care for clematis, it inspires gardeners to recognize the vast range of clematis available today and the many different ways there are go grow them. A clear, accessable text for all gardeners to follow. Advice on selection, design, cultivation and training. Guide to some 400 clematis cultivars listing flowering times, preferred aspect, pruning, height and flower size, as well as a description of flower colour and shape.