I’d love to take full credit for this beautiful sweet autumn clematis in my yard, but this plant was here when we bought our home. Sweet autumn clematis is a beautiful plant to add to your garden if you want to add some late season blooms to your garden. Sweet Autumn Clematis vines are loaded with tiny white flowers about the size of a quarter and will bloom from late August into October. It is one of the easiest and most vigorous clematis to grow.
Sweet autumn clematis likes to be planted in full to part sun. Plant it near a fence, trellis or arbor to allow it to vine. Like most clematis it likes to have cool roots. Plant perennials or annuals at the base of the plant to help shade the roots. Adding a layer of mulch can also help. In my yard, our clematis is planted in our fence line where the grass tends to grow a little taller and does a nice job of shading the roots of the plant.
Sweet autumn clematis can grow up to 30 feet in one season, so don’t be afraid to give it a little trim if it starts to grow out of bounds. The flowers bloom on the current years vines so this vine can be cut back to 12″ above the ground after it is done blooming.