(Addison Brown's Clematis, Addison's Leather Flower, Clematis)
Although a rare American wildflower, Addison's leather flower adapts well to garden culture and proves to be easy to grow. Its crowning glory are the lavender-purple and creamy white flowers that occur in spring's warmth. This herbaceous perennial is native only to four counties in west-central Virginia, in the dry woodlands on non-acidic soils.
The plant forms a clump with multiple erect to sprawling stems. In some cases the stems twine around nearby plants to reach upward to the light. In mid-spring...
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(Armand's Evergreen Clematis, Clematis, Evergreen Clematis)
This evergreen woody vine bears clusters of delicate, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in spring. The slightly cupped, medium-sized blooms of this Chinese native have four to seven starry segments and prominent yellow anthers. The handsome, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves are divided into three leaflets and have clasping stems which allow this climber to cling to structures. Notable cultivars include 'Apple Blossom', with pink-tinged flowers, and 'Snowdrift', with pure white, highly fragrant blooms....
(Armand's Evergreen Clematis, Evergreen Clematis, Snowdrift Clematis)
An evergreen woody vine native to China, Armand's clematis bears clusters of delicate, fragrant, starry flowers in spring. The highly fragrant blooms of the cultivar 'Snowdrift' are pure white with yellow anthers. Its handsome, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves are divided into three leaflets and have clasping stems which allow it to cling to structures.
Provide 'Snowdrift' with average to fertile, well drained soil. It thrives in full sun where summers are cool, but prefers partial shade in...
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...
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(Golden Tiara Korean Clematis, Golden Tiara® Clematis)
An award-winner in both North America and Europe, clematis ‘Kugotia’ (usually sold under the name Golden Tiara®) displays multitudes of golden yellow blooms in summer. It is a selection of a species native to gravelly soils and slopes of far eastern Siberia, northern Japan and Korea, and is notable for its vigor and heavy-flowering habit.
The rich green leaves of this woody vine are composed of three smaller, lance-shaped leaflets with broadly toothed edges. Beginning in midsummer, many starry,...