Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Port McNeill, BC
Question by cubby38
August 18, 1998
I am asking some help in identifying a clematis I planted 5 years ago and has bloomed fro the first time this summer. I planted it so that the light was being blocked by a building on my hydro pole. It has now reached about 20 - 25 feet high up the pole and I saw the flowers for the first time yesterday, so it is a late summer bloomer. The flowers are small, about an inch across and white, looking almost fluffy as the pistols are very long and upright.

Answer from NGA
August 18, 1998


Your clematis might be the 'Sweet Autumn' species. (Clematis dioscoreifolia). It's native to Japan and grows tall, forming billowy masses of one-inch wide creamy white, fragrant flowers in late summer and fall. It has dark green, glossy leaves divided into 3-5 overal, 1-2 1/2 inch long leaflets.

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