PlantTherapy: Clematis Vine

PlantTherapy: Clematis Vine

Sep 1, 2007

Clematis seed heads on a rowhouse fence.
Who can even guess how many designers this spiral shape has inspired. This is a seed head from a Clematis vine, after the blossoms have gone.

I find these just as fun to have around as the blossoms. As they appear, one is reminded that the days of summery weather are numbered. I hope you all are out enjoying a most dreamy Labor Day Weekend.

Many Clematis varieties are hardy here in Zone 5, but the variety at the end of this link, only hardy above zone 9, is truly exotic, like a sea anemone, and makes me want to attempt growing it indoors.

And for those curious to see a little more, here is another beautiful version of Clematis (Clematis texensis) entwined with Beautyberry over in Austin. What a nice combination!

These seed heads would look beautiful by themselves in a vase, but I do not think I have seen them at the florist.

matt at apartment therapy dot com

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