SWEET AUTUMN CLEMATIS Terniflora
This twining vine has profuse clusters of exuberant, fragrant, white star-shaped flowers. Easy to grow, it will thrive and bloom even in shade, where its flowers appear from late July to October, before maturing to attractive, plume-like seed heads. This is a naturally fast-and-easy-growing plant that requires little attention, but is more constrained in its habit than many others, sometimes making just a solid dome.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Location: Sun or shade
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity.
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.