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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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sweet autumn clematis is late flowering
Photo 6 of 13Clematis terniflora is a non-native plant. It has escaped gardens and invaded natural areas in some parts of the country. The native Virgin's Bower clematis, Clematis virginiana, has the same growth habit, flowers, care and hardiness.

'Sweet Autumn' Clematis (6 of 13)

Late-flowering clematis
Vigorous, prolific vines — can grow from 15 to 20 feet
An abundance of star-shaped white, fragrant, flowers in late spring, early fall. The flowers smell like vanilla.
Self-seeds abundantly.
Deciduous vine — drops its leaves in the winter
Sun to partial sun — grows fairly well in partial shade as long as it has its tops in the sun
Roots prefer a cool shade area, tops in the sun
USDA zones 4-9
Water regularly the first year
Plants are prone to tangle.
They should be pruned back hard after the first year of growth to encourage branching — cut back to a pair of strong buds about 12 inches from the ground.
They also need support — trellis, arbors, etc.

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