Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Bill cut this all the way down to the ground in April...and here it is, putting on another spectacular show for us!  I need to start spreading this stuff around! Sharing it too...right Katie?


Sweet Autumn Clematis
Need a fast growing vine? Like “Jack in the Beanstalk,” this extraordinarily vigorous, fast growing vine will top 20’ in one season. It is unusually late blooming for a Clematis, bearing clouds of fragrant, 1”, star-shaped, white flowers Summer thru Fall. The sweet vanilla fragrance is wonderful & not overpowering, bringing back the sweet scents of Spring. After the flowers fade, silvery, plume-like seed heads decorate the vine. “Sweet Autumn Clematis” blooms on current season’s wood. It’s easily & best pruned in late Spring by cutting last year’s stems 6-12” above the ground. Don’t be alarmed by this drastic pruning - it’s so vigorous that by midseason it will be covering the fence or trellis again. Plant in a sunny, well drained location where its roots can be shaded & cool (a thick layer of mulch works fine).


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I too, LOVE autumn is one of my favorites and puts on such a beautiful show.
I also planted a silver lace vine on our pergola for quick too is a fast grower and has beautiful lacy flowers this time of year.

Scrap for Joy said...

I never knew what this was, thanks for the details. I wonder if it can be planted now or is it a Spring plant? I am attracted to white blooming plants and would love this one in the garden.

Dorthe said...

How wonderful, I did not know of a white Clematis - with those lovely star flowers, dear Marie!
It looks so beautiful in your garden.

Ann said...

oh how pretty that is. I need someone to come and do some landscaping for me. My yard needs pretty stuff like this

Peggy said...

That's so pretty. I like how you have the stones around it. It looks so natural there.