For a healthy and vigorous climbing clematis, grow in an area where the soil is well-drained, and where the leaves have full sun and the roots are shaded.
Many of the vines exceeded the length of 36 inches. They were vigorous and aggressive covering everything they came across. They grew up the trellis and the river rock wall. I needed to trim a few back to prevent them from spilling over into the pond.
My husband wanted to rip out the fast-growing vines but I said “No”, I told him it was sweet autumn clematis. By the end of summer, the clematis vines were covered with delicate and very fragrant blooms. The fragrance was sweet like vanilla and the vines were laden with so many flowers that from a distance it looked like snow.
Photographs of sweet autumn clematis - my yard and garden.
|Trellis made by husband - Clematis with day lilies and grasses|
|Clematis growing up Maple tree with liriope ground cover|
|Mature sweet autumn clematis vines look thick and woody.|
|Fragrant blooms in the end of August|
Questions and Answers
Where should I grow sweet autumn clematis?
Can you grow clematis from seed?
How do you plant clematis?
Set the crown of the sweet clematis in the center of the hole with the roots facing outward. Backfill the hole and water well. Apply a thin layer of mulch around the stem and roots of the clematis.
Protect the clematis roots from the summer heat by applying mulch.
The clematis vine will attach itself to the sturdy structure by twisting a runner around the support.
Make sure that the leaves are in the sun and the roots are shaded. You can keep the roots cool by applying two inches of mulch around the stem of the clematis. The mulch will aid in moisture control, prevent weed growth.
Prune clematis after the flowers bloom.
How do you harvest sweet autumn clematis seeds?
|Sweet Autumn Seedpod: Image by SGolis|