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
Early Large-flowered clematis have large star-shaped flowers in early summer, often with a second flowering in late summer
'Lasurstern' is a medium-sized vigorous deciduous climber. Flowers produced from old wood are 18-22cm in width, with 7-8 overlapping deep lavender-blue, wavy-edged sepals and prominent cream stamens. Flowers late spring to early summer and late summer followed by large spherical seedheads.