Books are a very personal call. Each of us has our own favourite (or favourites!). Below is a list of some books that may be useful arranged into three categories:
General/Overview Books: Best Clematis - Stefan Buczachi Clematis for Everyone. Previously called Making the most of Clematis - Raymond J. Evison The Gardener's Guide to Growing Clematis - Raymond J. Evison Clematis For Colour and Versatility - Keith & Carol Fair Clematis for all Seasons - John Feltwell Clematis - Barry Fretwell Trouble Free Clematis - The Viticellas - John Howells Choosing Your Clematis - John Howells Clematis And The Ranunculaceae - Deborah Kellaway Clematis - Christopher Lloyd Clematis - The New Plant Library - Andrew Mikolajski Practical Clematis Growing - Ian Murray Success with Clematis - Lesley Young
Growing Clematis with other plants: Companions To Clematis - Growning Clematis with other plants - Marigold Badcock Clematis as Companion Plants - Barry Fretwell The Rose and the Clematis as good companions - John Howells
Reference books: Clematis The Genus - Christopher Grey-Wilson The Genus Clematis - Dr. Magnus Johnson The International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 - Victoria Matthews An Illustrated Encylopedia of Clematis - Dr. Mary Toomey, Everett Leeds and Charles Chesshire
Joining a Clematis Society is one of the best ways to get information and meet other people who love clematis. Most societies offer advice and information about growing, pests, diseases, new cultivars and other informational meetings and topics.
There are many resources on the web for clematis information.
Ranging from the comprehensive list of species and cultivars found at 'Clematis on the Web' hosted by Hull University, through the many personal sites put together by clematis enthusiasts, to the many specialty nurseries with on-line catalogues and cultivation information. Either a search engine or URL references posted on the GardenWeb Clematis Forum will give you links to these sites. We cannot post URLs directly on the FAQ pages.
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