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
'Miss Bateman' is a free-flowering, medium-sized compact but vigorous deciduous climber. Single rounded flowers to 15cm in width are satin-white with 6-8 tepals having a central green stripe on the reverse and contrasting stamens of creamy filaments and dark red anthers. Flowers late spring to early summer.