(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...
(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...
(Clematis, Henry's Clematis)
The Chinese native, Henry's clematis, inhabits moist ravines, forest edges and streamsides. It is a hardy woody flowering vine that should be distinguished from the cultivated hybrid Clematis 'Henryi.'
Its green simple leaves are lance-shaped and deciduous to semi-evergreen. Very late in the season it offers small flowers that are ivory or pale yellow. These have four showy petals/tepals. The flowers are followed by fluffy silvery clusters of seeds.
This is not a common plant in cultivation,...
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...
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...