Field of Science

Fall Clematis on display

While a bit weedy, fall clematis is quite a nice plant, flowering prolifically in the fall, thus the name, when many other plants are in decline, and prolifically producting seeds that quite readily invade neighboring gardens if the plant isn't deadheaded after flowering. But handled correctly it can be quite handsome. In this case, vines that are cut back tend to produce dense upright masses of flowers that can be cut and stuffed into a stoneware bowl as a bouquet with very nice effect. They actually don't smell too bad either, although not the most lovely fragrance.

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