A small, clump-forming perennial vine with ornate foliage, bell-shaped flowers, and feathery seed structures. Dying back to ground level each year, this vine works well in small spaces. Note: there are similar species (Clematis terniflora, or sweet autumn clematis) that are invasive and can be very hard to tell apart.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
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