These varieties dont have large showy flowers like their hybrid relatives, but make up for it with vigorous growth. They tolerate heat, wind, cold and drought with ease. Either is suitable on a slope, fence, trellis or as a groundcover. Differing species will bloom on either the previous year’s wood or the current year’s wood.
C. ligusticifolia (Western Clematis) grows to 20 ft.; creamy-white flowers from July-August (Plant 10 ft. on center)
C. tangutica (Golden Clematis) grows to 10 ft.; yellow lantern shaped flowers from July-September (Plant 6 ft. on center)