A small-flowered clematis variety that offers months of bright color and textural interest. Nodding, yellow, lantern-shaped blooms cover the sturdy vine beginning in June and keep coming all the into October. This variety of clematis will bloom first on new growth beginning in the summer, with another flush of blooms appearing on new shoots in early autumn. Butterflies love these flowers and will visit your garden often, but deer can't be bothered with them. After months of blooms have finally been spent, unique decorative seed heads appear on the plant. These are highly attractive pods that are widely used in dried flower arrangements. For best results, plant in well-drained soil with a layer of good mulch. Clematis tangutica 'Helios'