In our old garden, we have lots of seedling clematis. We started out with several varieties from nurseries. That’s how you get those insanely large, colorful flowers. But over the years, as a result of some plant sex, we have been able to score some free offspring. Most NEARLY approximate the beauty of the parent plant. I took a little walk today and counted thirteen seedling clematis in bloom with colors ranging from a deep purple to pink to blue to white. Yet to come are the leather flowers, native clematis sporting small bell-shaped blooms of pink or blue or near purple or yellow. In the fall, attractive seed heads resembling silver fireworks cover the vines.