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Sweet Autumn Clematis Clematis paniculata

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Sweet Autumn Clematis:

Previously known as:

  • Clematis indivisa
  • Clematis maximonowicziana
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Sweet Autumn Clematis is easy to grow and can become invasive due to a rampant growth habit in addition to self-seeding. Prune aggressively in fall or early spring. This plant may be less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species (hybrids).

The pinwheel flowers are fragrant and white with 4 petal-like parts and many stamens. The seed heads are feathery in appearance. Grow on a trellis or a fence. This belongs to pruning Group 3.

This plant is considered invasive in some states surrounding NC. Consider a native alternative.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#invasive#poisonous#fragrant flowers#white flowers#easy to grow#wildlife plant#shade tolerant#shade garden#woody#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#arbor#rapid growth#well-drained soil#spreading#vines#cascading#deer resistant#glossy leaves#vine#rock wall#climber#woodland#screening#twining vine#leathery leaves#vertical spaces#showy seedheads#layering
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zealand
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Birds build nests inside the vine.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Climbing
    Dense
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Plume-like seed heads.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Bracts
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-inch white fragrant pinwheel flowers with 4 bracts that are petal-like and have many yellowish stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The 3-5 leaflets per stem are green, shiny and leathery textured.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Clematis can cause severe mouth pain and ulcers if eaten. Toxic to dogs, cats, horses. Clinical signs are salivation, vomiting, diarrhea. In humans, symptoms may include dizziness, confusion, fainting, and convulsions. Fatalities are rare, due to the rapid and intense bitter taste and mouth irritation from eating. Gastric lavage is recommended and anti-inflammatory to soothe irritated tissue. Contact dermatitis results in skin redness and burning sensation for some people, gardening gloves are recommended.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Sap/Juice