The first of the season
Clematis Montana ‘Crinkle’
I’m not a ‘pink’ kind of person either in clothing or flower preferences, in fact I can be pettily hostile to the idea. Sometimes exceptions slip through and I have found this particular clematis to be a very good plant for growing over and along the garden wall. It has smallish flowers and blooms from around the beginning of April through till August-September and with its bronze leaves, slightly greeny-yellow centre and lovely hanging flower buds it all gives a very pleasant contrast of colours, shapes and textures against the rugged country farm wall and all the greenery that grows in and there upon. Here you can see how the centre (looking sticky with dew) clashes nicely with the delicate powder pink of the veined petals all sitting proud of its bronze foliage.
- A Beautiful Clematis from Mongolia (nicolebrait.com)