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
'Kermesina' is a very free-flowering, large vigorous deciduous climber with pinnate leaves. Single, rich deep crimson flowers with four broad sepals are 6cm across and blotched white at the base with black stamens. Flowers midsummer to early autumn.