A small-flowered clematis variety that offers months of bright color and textural interest. Nodding, yellow, lantern-shaped blooms cover the sturdy vine beginning in June and keep coming all the into October. This variety of clematis will bloom first on new growth beginning in the summer, with another flush of blooms appearing on new shoots in early autumn. Butterflies love these flowers and will visit your garden often, but deer can't be bothered with them. After months of blooms have finally been spent, unique decorative seed heads appear on the plant. These are highly attractive pods that are widely used in dried flower arrangements. For best results, plant in well-drained soil with a layer of good mulch. Clematis tangutica 'Helios'
Soil RequirementWell drained, and should be mulched.
PruningSmall-flowered clematis do not need to be pruned regularly. Only when they grow too large for their space should they be cut back. Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune, it can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year's wood, just abov
Additional InformationThese varieties bloom first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.
Unique CharactersticsA small-flowered, coconut-scented variety, 2"-4" in diameterYellow flowers are nodding and lantern-shaped when they emerge, becoming flatter as the petals open upwardsFlowers are followed by decorative seed pods which can be used in dried flower arrangementsBlooms from June-Oct.Moderately drought tolerantIdeal for screening purposes or for growing over large shrubsWinner of the Dutch Award of Merit in 1988 for the best yellow-flowered clematis