Vigorous and pretty, this carefree clematis vine offers soft pink flowers early in the season. It is a variety of the white flowered species, Clematis montana, which is native to the Himalayan Mountains of China. Deciduous and woody, it is long-lived and capable of reaching a large size. Its strong twining stems bear deep green, three-parted leaves that exhibit a distinctive burgundy hue.
This beautiful bloomer produces simple pale pink, four-petaled flowers singly or in small groups....
(Pink Perfection Virgin's Bower, Virgin's Bower)
This vigorous selection blooms very heavily, has slightly darker mauve-pink flowers than the standard Clematis montana var. rubens and an extra strong vanilla scent.
Virgin's Bower is carefree and flowers early in the season. It is derived from the white flowered Clematis montana, which is native to the Himalayan Mountains of China. Deciduous and woody, it is long-lived, capable of reaching a large size, and its strong twining stems bear deep green, three-parted leaves...
Just like blooming Virginia bluebells, curlyheads are a sign of spring's return. The nodding, urn- to bell-shaped flowers are the "curlyheads" of fame, but the ensuing seed head is an ornamental spectacle. This clump-forming herbaceous perennial is a rare native of the dry woodlands from southern New Jersey to northern Georgia. It often pops up over limestone rocks in sunny woodland openings.
The stems grow erect or partially flop; this is not a vining clematis species whatsoever. The hairy stems...
(Chinese Clematis, Wada's Primrose Clematis)
Clematis ‘Manshuu Ki’ displays many large, fragrant, pale primrose flowers in late spring to early summer. It is a selection of a deciduous perennial vine native to eastern China, Korea and Japan which typically inhabits the edges of woodlands. This cultivar is sometimes sold under the name ‘Wada’s Primrose’.
The rich green leaves of this species are composed of three smaller, teardrop-shaped leaflets, and are borne sparsely on slender, climbing stems that seldom grow taller than head-height....
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(Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virginsbower)
Sweet autumn clematis is a very vigorous growing deciduous or semi-evergreen vine native to Japan. Throughout the summer its dark green foliage canopy can provide dense shade and screening on arbors and trellises. In the fall it is covered with small, creamy white star-like blooms which give off a wonderful sweet fragrance. Later in the fall, it is covered with silvery, downy seed heads for added visual interest.
Plant the sweet autumn clematis in a sunny location, but will perform remarkably...
(Late Small-flowered Clematis, Scarlet Clematis)
One of the most drought-tolerant flowering clematis vines extant, the scarlet clematis' blue-green leaves and red flowers highlight this plant's beauty. It is native only to the southeastern Edwards Plateau in central Texas. This deciduous woody vine blooms from very early summer to fall, often reblooming up until the killing frost.
The three leaflets comprising each leaf are rounded and a medium green with a hint of blue-green. Leaves are held in opposite pairs on the vining stems. In the...
(Italian Leather Flower, Viticella Clematis)
Purple clematis is a late blooming, small-flowered climber from central southern Europe. The flowers are bell-shaped, usually nodding, and commonly violet-purple or rose red. These appear from midsummer to early autumn.
Prune purple clematis in late winter as new buds begin to show low on the plant. Remove all dead material above the new shoots.
Use on trellises, walls and upon and among large shrubs to add a vertical interest in the garden.