This lovely group of clematis can make useful additions to your herbaceous borders, with their abundance of star-like flowers which have a hawthorn perfume, they will attract bees and butterflies to the garden.
Whilst they can be grown in any aspect they will flower better and the perfume will be stronger if grown in a sunny, free draining position.
Tips for Recta clematis.
To look their best, the non-climbing stems require support to hold them erect. The purply-bronze foliage of recta Purpurea is wonderful in late spring and early summer.