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Sweet Autumn Clematis
Heavenly Fragrance and Profuse Fall Blooms!
48749.jpgSweet Autumn Clematis

Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Silvery seedheads follow the profuse blooms!

With a fuller habit and myriad small white flowers, this is a Clematis with a difference.

Few Clematis bloom in fall and even fewer are fragrant! Add to this Sweet Autumn Clematis' bushy-cascading, 20-foot, vining habit, and you have a distinctive, bounteous treasure for the garden!

Beginning in later summer and lasting into mid-fall, thousands of small, ½- to 1-inch white blooms appear on this climber, richly scenting the air and standing out magnificently against dark green foliage. The star-shaped blooms are followed by silver-sheened seedheads that make lovely winter arrangements. Give this eager-to-grow Asiatic species a sturdy support, such as a strong fence, wall, or even a low building, and watch it spread!

Semi-evergreen in warmer climates, Sweet Autumn Clematis is ideal to thread through fences, train up a pergola or weave through small trees. It establishes quickly and is extremely vigorous. You will find it reliable and increasingly productive, season after season. Zones 5-9. Pruning Group III.

Genus2 Clematis
Species terniflora
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Late Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Vining
PlantHeight 20 ft - 30 ft
PlantWidth 6 ft
BloomSize .5 in - 1 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions
BloomColor White
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
SeasonOfInterest Summer
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Fall Color, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Sweet Autumn Clematis
Betty North East Texas. The clematis is for a cover on a pergol from TX wrote (May 05, 2013):
When my clematis arrived I was amazed at the packaging. The plant was completely protected. The leaves were intact and the plant was perfectly healthy. It didn't even need watering. I am very happy and satisfied.
A welcome cloud of fragrance each fall
Sam Brungardt from MN wrote (February 21, 2013):
This species clematis is a jewel. Although the flowers are small and the vine grows aggressively, I love the fragrance and the glorious, rather short-lived display it produces each fall. Planted near a fence, the vine follows a wire that leads from the fence to a second-story balcony on our neighbor's house. When the vine explodes in blossoms in late September or early October (depending on the weather), we are met with a cloud of heady fragrance each time we step into the yard. I garden in USDA Hardiness Zone 4b.
Autumn Clematis
Joni D. from NY wrote (July 08, 2012):
I actually moved into our home 10 years ago and this clematis was established in the backyard. Here in Central New York, it blooms in mid-September. During the growing season it is a heavy group of vines that grow profusely with almost no attention at all. I do have it growing up two very sturdy climbing posts. Repeat, these get big and heavy!! They need a little training to keep them growing where I desire rather than willy nilly into my roses and shrubs. This is one of the very few perennials in my yard the deer have yet to ruin. When they are blooming the scent is heavenly and the plant is beautiful. It blooms for about 2 weeks but it is so worth it. Plant it where you can enjoy it's fragrance and beauty daily since it's flower display is for such a short time. We have ours near our patio. I love it and it's great to have this blooming when most other plants are fizzled out.
Best Clematis Ever
Cheri from MI wrote (March 26, 2012):
I have this clematis climing a pergola in my backyard and people walking in the street will actually creep into my backyard to see this fragrant, beautiful clematis. Even after blooming, the spent blooms retain a silvery glow months aftward. It's gorgeous!
Invasive Clematis
James from NC wrote (March 20, 2012):
I have mixed feelings about this vine. It has become highly invasive in parts of the country. Sweet Autumn Clematis does provide a welcome burst of soft white color and fragrance to the garden in late summer, and its seedheads continue to provide interest into the fall and winter. Its tough-as-nails character is hard to beat. There are better--even native--alternatives that should be considered.

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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

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