The best-known winter clematis are varieties of The first to flower is var.
‘Freckles’, whose cream-coloured bells with maroon blotches appear from November until March. ‘Lansdowne Gem’ has vibrant red flowers;
var. has creamy lemonscented bells with brown speckles inside; ‘Jingle Bells’ is pure white, while the really unusual ‘Winter Beauty’ has waxy white flowers.