We all love the drama and majesty of large-flowered clematis, but don't let it overshadow the irresistible charm of small-flowered clematis. These bear some of the most intricate, subtle and elegant flowers, and the range of forms is incredible. In fact, the diminutive size of these blooms invites you to look closer. They create a more intimate space--great for decorating around a patio. The graceful vines can also weave through perennial shrubs and small trees, adding interest to the planting without being overbearing. They're even useful as easy-to-grow ground covers.
Not all Clematis are pruned the same way--see our Easy Stoplight Pruning Guide