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
'Polish Spirit' is a medium-sized deciduous climber with pinnate leaves. Single open flowers to 9cm in width have four or five deep violet sepals with a lighter bar along the mid rib with greenish-white and purplish stamens. Flowers from mid-summer to late autumn.