My grandmother called it Country Clematis, although the proper name is Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora). We got a start from my grandmother’s plant eighteen years ago, and every year in late summer it vines around the front porch railing and even into the shrubs along the front of the house. Country Clematis is a bushy, cascading vine with beautiful star-shaped flowers and a lovely, heady fragrance. It is a vigorous plant, and if it takes over where it is not wanted, we simply cut it back.  It will bloom into September and is one of my all-time favorites. (3 images)

 

Country clematis #2Country clematis #3Country clematis #1

 

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