There is no more dramatic climbing flower in the garden than clematis.
The vigorous vines produce colorful blooms either in spring, summer or fall depending on the species you're growing. While the large-flowered varieties that bloom in spring and summer are most widely known, there are a number of other clematis species that produce smaller, unique flowers in spring and fall. However, clematis has gotten a bad reputation as being hard to grow.
The key to a happy clematis vine soaring into the sky is the right sun, moisture, and fertility conditions. Clematis grow best when their tops are sunny and the roots are cool and shaded. Plant your vine where the shoots will grow in full sun and be supported on a strong trellis. However, the soil around the roots must be well-drained, yet moist. Mulch around the roots to keep them cool and healthy.