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
Double-flowered Atragene Group clematis are woody climbers with deciduous, 1 to 2-ternate leaves and nodding, bell-shaped double flowers to 10cm across, on old wood in spring and early summer, occasionally also later, on current year's growth
'Markham's Pink' is a small to medium-sized deciduous climber with attractive sharply pinnate leaves composed of 9 leaflets. Double bell-shaped flowers to 5cm in length, with slender, dusky rose-pink sepals surrounding a mass of paler staminodes and cream stamends. Flowers in mid spring.