Vines add a dynamic finishing touch to any landscape by providing color, texture and vertical interest. Climbing vines are an especially valuable element in small spaces or where tall, blank walls cry out for décor. In addition to creating a delightful floral panel, vines can also be extremely functional, serving as privacy screens, hiding eyesores, or shelter from hot afternoon sun.
Flowering vines are an easy way to make a big statement in the garden and few vines offer the versatility of Clematis Armandii. Armandii has foliage that is not only evergreen, but is also eye-catching and is worth growing just for that. Now, throw in contrasting fragrant, vanilla scented, white flowers, and you'll soon see why this clematis is so sought after.
Armandii flowers in late February to early March offering color and interest even in the darker, colder months. This climber grows in all directions and eventually reaches 20 to 25 feet in height with a spread of up to 10 feet. Provide them with good soil, reasonable moisture, and shade at their roots and this year-round showstopper will 'grow up' in your garden for years to come.