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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 14, 2014 5:53 AM CST
I have always wanted Sweet Autumn Clematis, but do not have a place to grow it where I could keep it under control. This looks like it could be well-behaved where it is at. I think this is so pretty and I bet it smells wonderful!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 14, 2014 6:23 AM CST
Don't hold your breath Vickie, I thought the same thing and it seemed to work for about a decade, since then (last several years) it has been attempting to take over. It's a never ending spring, summer, and fall chore to try to limit it's territorial spread. The last few years it's been ascending a tree, that is admittedly, pretty neat. It's gone up 20 to 30 feet. It does smell well and attracts bees (esp. honey bees) by the droves.
Your's looks impressive Jennifer.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 14, 2014 6:39 AM CST
When I have vines that get out of hand like that I give them a very severe pruning. Like down to 18" or so...
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 14, 2014 7:25 AM CST
It's a prolific self seeder.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Nov 14, 2014 8:35 AM CST
I never see this plant in my area. I wonder how it does in climates that tend to be arid and hot? Sure looks nice in the photo.
Donald
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 14, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Um, this was my old house. I planted four tiny twigs of it just TWO years before this photo was taken!!!! Yes it is gorgeous. And even after the petals drop I think it looks cool. But I did not willingly take any with me when I moved. Yet here I am TWO houses later and I still have this popping up from plants that made both moves!!! This year I actually let one vine grow and bloom for two days. Then I promptly chopped it out. I'm sure I will still get more every year. At least I know what it is and I don't find it too hard to stay on top of it.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 14, 2014 12:20 PM CST
Oh my! I had heard it was invasive, but I had no idea of the extent of it's reach Rolling on the floor laughing

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 14, 2014 5:14 PM CST
It can grow 20 - 30' a year, When we had a chain link fence, it covered it all which equaled the north and east extent of property. It almost always blooms Sept 1st and inevitably was a show-stopper. Once I had red Cypress Vines grow up through it, that was quite cool - small red blooms in a sea of white. Once did it w/ Gloriosas also, pretty cool.

The seed pods in the fall go through an interesting evolution to become airborne dispersers. Starts as 4 to 8 cogged aggregates that then grows 'feathers' on each wing before breaking the aggregate and becoming airborne.

Aggregate formation - Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/d6c961


Feathers starting to form - Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/677d07


Feathers fluffing out nicely - Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/e1f93b


Full fluff - Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/981d1a


Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/0fe983 Cypress Vine poking through. (2008)

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 14, 2014 7:02 PM CST
That's an awesome transformation, jmorth. And I really like that cypress vine with the SAC. 20-20 feet a year, wow!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 14, 2014 7:24 PM CST
Great pics and I hope they are in the database... (hint)
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 14, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

There's quite a few there.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.

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