Is it large or not ?

caroline_2008(Z 6)September 3, 2008

Just wanted to show off my Sweet Autumn !!!

This is the second year for it.Grows fast but

is later than some. Enjoy, caroline From Gardener

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 6:14PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 9:51PM
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flowerfan2(z8/ WA)

What a beautiful clematis. Does yours have any fragrance? Mine doesn't start to bloom until the middle or end of September. It is my last hurrah for the summer. My clematis always go out with a bang that way. I just love it.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 11:17PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Thank you flowerfan2, No, it doesnt have a snif of
fragrance :-( and that dissapoints me , I have another
one , planted last year & it doesn't have any either.
My daughter has one and it smells lovely. Hope yours
blooms soon. Happy gardening, caroline

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 8:53AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Beautiful. My SAC blooms late September with a wonderful fragrance. I have mine in semi-shade so it doesn't get as large. Is that just one plant? Got a new SAC with a plan to have it grow in my large fir tree out front.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 12:20PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Thanks, mnwsgal, that is two , one on eadh sie of the arbor
I cut it down in late fall. grows that much in a season.
Happy gardening, caroline

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 9:29AM
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gardengal48

Second year, huh? Just wait.......you'll see just how large this vine can really get :-)) Give it a couple more seasons and that little arbor will be totally engulfed, as will be anything else nearby. But yours is lovely in its current setting.

I am seriously considering removing my SAC. It is going on 20 years old and each season grows to 25+ feet in all directions. It is planted on an old iron screen section (a piece of architectural salvage) that is 8' tall and 6' wide and outgrows this support very early in the season and then moves on to invade anything else nearby - my old apple tree, a butterfly bush, a mock orange and burning bush. While it is beautiful in flower (mid September for me, usually) and fragrant, it has just become too large and with too short of a bloom season to be a real asset. And I cut it back to nubbins each winter :-) I think I may replace it with a clematis with a longer bloom period and a less aggressive nature. And a more vibrant color would be nice, too :-))

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 10:28AM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

gardengal, glad to hear form you, I like this SAC but , it
doesn't have a scent and blooms later than most. I may replace it with a jackmanii, I have had one of these for
several years and it bloom a long time . Dk blue/purple
SAC needs much more room to climb on, altho I cut it back
several times as it was growing, maybe that just made more
vines ;) Happy gardening , caroline

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 11:35PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Just Stunning..How I wished I had the room for one or two or three of those..LOL...Jeanne

    Bookmark   September 7, 2008 at 12:42PM
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cheerpeople

Love your pic! Like that roundy shape!

Karen

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 8:08PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

UP DATE: Cheer, that is a beautiful clem too. thanks for
sharing it. Mine has started having a fragrance last few
days, I can smell it now and others do to,so I am glad
of that, I know it just took a while to happen ;)
Happy gardening, caroline

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 10:04PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

mnswgal, glad you like it, thanks for looking.
That is two plants, one on each side of the arbor.
The fragrance is better now than at first. Happy
gardening, caroline

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 10:56AM
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organic_kitten(8)

That is a beauty!!! thanks for sharing.
kay

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 8:59PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Thank you, orgnic kitten, glad you like it, I
like it better after it started putting off a
great smelling fragrance.;) Happy gardening,
caroline

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 10:30PM
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