This is a Clematis like no other; a leafless tangle of green reed like stems. The scandent growth mounds over itself reaching 1.5metres in height. A native to New Zealand Clematis afoliata revels in a sun drenched position and thrives in dry arid conditions.
The small green, almost yellow flowers are borne at the axles on the stems, 2 to 6 at each station. Pass by on a warm day as the four petals prise open and the scent is powerful but it does need warmth to bring this onto the breeze.