• Clematis napaulensis

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by in bird attracting, Climbing plants, Collector Plants, shade tolerant, winter interest

    This has to be about the strangest but  none the less useful and pretty species in the Genus.

    It produces its pale green bells with purple stamens in the midst of winter and they are nectar rich bird feeders, so this alone should get you planting.

    Afterwards it has huge fluIMG_1576fly seed heads in spring which are showy in their own right. All it needs is a cool root and sun or shade and up a deciduous shrub or tree would be ideal to hide it a bit in summer when its leaves die, a most unusual thing to do, and I often get customers thinking it is dead and pulling it out!  This does give me the chance to sell it twice!!! I have plants in 15cm. pots at $19.50

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