I tried planting it again on the fence but it just didn't take. Henry the 1st made a brief reappearance, and then vanished altogether.
Now I've dedicated a trellis to Henryi the 3rd in the garden, hoping he likes his new home. A few buds on the new vine show promise for fall.
I've also found some vigorous growers for along the fence and hope these white clematis thrive. There are some for early summer flowers and late bloomers for fall.
All white, for petals in the moonlight.
Jackmani Alba: For the fence, closest to the red Japanese maple. Flowers June to September. This is fully hardy; flowers on last year's growth. It prefers to be facing south or west; I've placed north and east, hopefully its vigorous nature will adapt nicely. Large open single or semi-double blooms. Group 2, prune light. In early spring:
- Yr 1: Cut back all stems to 30 cm (12")
- Yr 2: Cut back all stems to 1 m (3')
- Yr 3: Cut back all stems to a pair of buds
Sweet Autumn Clematis (clematis terniflora): For the fence, above the chocolate boneset, which has plumes of white in fall. Vigorous twining deciduous vine produces fragrant creamy white panicles of flowers from late August to October followed by silvery seed heads. Ideal for fences or ground cover; considered invasive by some but when properly maintained, the vine can be a well-behaved asset to the garden at a time of year when pretty much everything else has stopped blooming. Prune back to 12" from ground in late fall to keep in check.