Friday, September 17, 2010

Blooming Now: Clematis paniculata

One blogger writes of this "Crushing Beauty":

"Sweet autumn clematis in my garden, one of my favorite of all plants. Exuberant at a time of year when I am mourning the end of the basil and need exuberance. Though I cut both plants off knee-high this spring, they are nonetheless taking down my nice Smith & Hawken iron arch."

Clematis paniculata

Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant

Bloom Diameter: Small - less than 2 inches (5 cm)

Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall/Mid Fall

Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning: prune hard in early spring

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