Clematis Montana

Blooms But Once A Year And It’s Worth It

It’s that time of year again: A time of colors and scents.  The unintended Clematis Montana (Clematis Montana var Rubens) proves itself of worthy for any garden again even though it blooms only once a year.  I can hardly see it’s leaves this spring.  The pool fence is covered with the beautiful pink flowers and it has attempted to climb up the patio roof.  We are still debating whether the scent is chocolate or vanilla.  Either way, I have an urge to eat the flowers every time I smell them.  I will be giving it a crew cut this year since it has been taking over other plants space.  Guilt ridden just thinking about cutting it but for everybody’s benefit (plant-wise) it needs to be done.

A great spot for having coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at dusk
A great spot for having coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at dusk
Clematis 'Montana' after the rain
Clematis ‘Montana’ after the rain
Making its ascent to the patio roof after climbing over the Abelia
Making its ascent to the patio roof after climbing over the Abelia
A cluster by the fence
A cluster by the fence

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    1. Thank you. I wish I could capture its scent for you. I think it has been around five years and grew from a six inch tall plant to this size. I’ve been pruning it every year as it grows a few feet a season, once it’s established, and not just in one direction. If you have around 30 feet or so you need to cover, it’s your plant of choice.

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