Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn
Viticella Group are deciduous climbing shrubs with usually pinnate leaves, and nodding, single to double, open-bell-shaped flowers of small to medium-size, produced on the current year's growth in summer and early autumn
'Betty Corning' is a medium-sized deciduous climber with mid-green leaves composed of 3 leaflets. Slightly scented deeply veined, pale pinkish-blue flower tepals, lilac-pink inside and 5-6.5cm across, bell-shaped with recurved tips to the sepals and yellow anthers.