Clematis tangutica/Golden Clematis or Old Man's Beard Clematis

Clematis tangutica / Clematis tangutica
Attractive lemon-yellow flowers in late summer
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Attractive lemon-yellow flowers in late summer

Can produce many flowers in a season

In bloom in Alaska in early September

Seed heads soon follow flowering

Seed heaeds look like long beard on a man's face

Many seed heads in early fall

Seed heads

Plant growing on a fence with some flowers and many seed heads

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Scientific Name: Clematis tangutica
Common Name: Golden Clematis or Old Man's Beard Clematis
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A vine for cold climates that has lemon yellow flowers in late summer or early fall followed by heavily bearded seed heads. A rampant grower that may become invasive. Cut the vine to the ground each year when it is dormant to give control to area covered.