Get ready to get caught up in this captivating summer flowering vine! Flaunting broad pink blooms enhanced by darker stripes along each petal it's hard to look away from this Clematis. Ever the eager climber, Abilene is happy to drape itself over light poles, mailboxes, gates and more. It appreciates full sun, rich porous soil and the typical watering regimine. Shaded roots are a must, so be sure to have some mulch handy or some other form of ground cover available. One of the best things about this vine is that it thrives even in containers! Once Abilene goes dormant in winter it should be cut back to about a foot off the ground leaving a bloom or two on each stem. This will allow the plant to grow back quickly next year with more impressive blooms! Zones 5 to 9.