Ah! what is the correct pronunciation of the name? The English call it Clematis(Klem-a-tis)and the Americans call it Clematis! Sort that one out. Not a scientific survey but I did ask the bloggers when they came to Austin and visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The only other English lady used the same pronunciation as myself. We were outnumbered.
My Clematis number two, and this is their moment in the garden.
Unfortunately I have my hybrid showy, Ville de Lyon flower in the Texas garden and my shy, pitcher-shaped Texas native in the English garden. Both seem quite happy in their surroundings. So just like this transplanted English girl I think I'll just leave them be.