Clematis paniculata Description
Clematis paniculata or Sweet Autumn Clematis is a Climbing Vine prized for its thousands of vanilla scented white flowers in early fall followed by attractive plume-like seed heads.
Sweet Autumn Clematis is a fast growing Flowering Vine like no other! Plant across a fence, archway or doorway, or use to conceal an ugly chain link fence or some other undesirable object. This clematis will make an incredible statement in your fall flower garden.
Prune in late spring by cutting last year's stems to 6-12" above the ground. This may seem pretty drastic, but you'll be amazed how big it will be by mid-season along with masses of blooms you'll have by fall.
This tough and durable drought proof vine grows well in both sun & part shade. Mulch the root area which prefers to be shaded. Support stems on a sturdy trellis or fence. Let them weave through other plants such as flowering shrubs, Hydrangea, or Butterfly Bush.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fall Color, Fragrance, Long Blooming, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
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- Botanical Name:
Clematis paniculata (C. terniflora)
- Common Name:
Sweet Autumn Clematis
- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
- Sun Exposure:
Full Sun, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
20-30' x 3'
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Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Vines and Climbers
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Additional limestone is not necessary unless a soil test reveals a pH less than 6.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Clematis like to keep their roots cool, so a 2-4 inch layer of mulch is advised once the soil warms up during the hot summer months. To prevent stem rot, be sure to keep the mulch well away from the base of the vine.
Spacing: 15.00 to 30.00 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize your plant once a year in the spring, right after pruning or tidying up.
Winterizing: If you have mulched during the growing season, no special added care is needed.
Maintenance & Pruning: Allow the plant to grow with no pruning through its first blooming season. Blooms on new growth, so once established, you can prune hard in fall after flowering or in early spring. Cut the vines back to 12 to 18 inches from the ground in February to ensure a strong flower production the next summer.: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Additional limestone is not necessary unless a soil test reveals a pH less than 6.Light: Full sun to part shade. Clematis like to keep their roots cool, so a 2-4 inch layer of mulch is advised once the soil warms up during the hot summer months. To prevent stem rot, be sure to keep the mulch well away from the base of the vine.
ReviewsWrite a reviewSurprized in size.Antonio D | May 12, 2014My order just arrived yesterday, and I just had to write and thank you. No only was the delivery prompt and very well packed, but the vivaciousness of the plants themselvers made opening each mox a pleasant surprise. Everything was fresh enough to practically walk out of the box on their own, and the soil and root balls were still quite moist, which seems to have all but eliminated any shipping trauma. I'm already looking forward to my next order...as soon as my spouse lets me have the credit card back. :))