This is Niobe - I planted it last year and it bloomed for the first time this year. The lovely dark wine blooms are very large. I have this clematis on the fence behind the Country Dancer rose (in the garden behind the big boat, for those who know my gardens!)
My gazebo. I have clematis planted on each corner. I think I've put 7 plants in total. One (Sweet Autumn) appears to be dead. Two others I think will bloom, but they're really off to a slow start. The rest seem to be doing okay. I picture this some day with vines going clear to the top - and blooming all summer long, of course!! It is pretty fun when it is blooming, for sure.
(This photo will be big if you click on it - can you see my cool rocking chair and benches in the gazebo? The iron planter under one window has begonias planted in it - hopefully they'll be blooming soon.)
The Jackmani just opened. I love this deep purple bloom. I also have Jackmani on the lattice under the porch in my rose garden by the house. It looks really cool behind the pink roses and blends with the purple delphinium that's blooming now.
This is Sugar Candy (thanks Sylvana!). It always has a really heavy bloom. I love it.
This is another good bloomer - and I don't know the name. If anyone does, I'd love to know. It blooms heavily too. Along with the white one I've shown you before (Marie Boisselot), there are a ton of blooms right now.
A close up of the unknown clem - I think it's really pretty.
(much lighter color than Sugar Candy)