Clematis cirrhosa is the strong growing evergreen climber that hangs around and above the wooden door leading through from the alpine area into the growing on area beyond. The petioles grab at any available supporting appendage keeping the plant attached through gusting winds and blizzards.
For us, well worth the result, a delicate musky scent on warmer days emanates from the pendulous flowers.
The four creamy yellow petals surround the sturdy flower parts. On maturity these all give way to long achene’s that later curl in typical Clematis seed style. A native to the Mediterranean and Southern Europe so ideally placed on a south wall or free draining sheltered position thus maximising flowering potential.