Capture a bit of that summer sunshine in the bright blooms of Golden Tiara Clematis. This variety scrambles up trees, trellises, shrubs and fences, adorning whatever they crawl on with prettily nodding fan-like blooms. It'll do its main flowering in late summer into fall. These blooms don't just bring color on high, they're also delightfully fragrant. Just what your summer afternoons in the garden need—a sweet perfume in the air. Both you and the passing butterflies will love it. Then, when the flowers fade, fluffy seed heads appear, which keep vertical interest in your garden through the winter months. There are some ways clematis, and especially ones as beautiful as Golden Tiara, can benefit your garden. Plant this crawling vine in a border, and it'll crawl through like a flowering ground cover. And if you're trying to brighten up a fresh-cut flower arrangement, add in some of these plentiful blooms. The nodding flowers give your arrangement an elegant fountain shape. Clematis tangutica 'Kugotia' PP10952
In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the GREEN pruning category. These Clematis bloom on new vines that emerge from the ground each year or stems from near the bottom of older vines. Prune hard in the spring and as often as you like to encourage reblooming and keep the plant as tidy as you like.