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
Late Large-flowered clematis are deciduous climbers with large, star-shaped flowers to 15cm wide, opening on the current year's growth in summer and autumn
'Gipsy Queen' is a medium-sized, vigorous deciduous climber with pinnate leaves. Single velvety violet-purple flowers with 4 to 6 broad sepals are 12-14cm wide with reddish-brown stamens. Flowers midsummer to early autumn.