(Evergreen Chinese Clematis)
Introduced to Western gardens from China in the late 19th century, this often shrubby deciduous vine is best known by the form commonly sold as C. spooneri. In late spring, C. chrysocoma produces masses of fragrant, four-"petaled" flowers that are white to light pink with yellow anthers. They recur intermittently through summer. The stems and three-parted leaves are covered with yellow down. Attractive feathery seedheads follow the flowers. The form sold as C. spooneri is a strongly climbing plant...
James H. Schutte
An early-blooming clematis from China and the Himalayas, this large, vigorous, woody vine bears masses of elegant flowers from mid to late spring. The long-stemmed, white or pink, often fragrant blooms have four segments and a central starburst of pale yellow stamens. Attractive plumed fruits follow the flowers. The three-parted, dark green, deciduous leaves have clasping stalks which enable the vine to cling to supports. This long-lived plant is capable of reaching mammoth proportions over time,...
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...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(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.