Clematis smilacifolia is a tropical Clematis. The genus name is from the Ancient Greek meaning ‘A climbing plant’. Most of the species of this genus are found throughout the temperate regions of the world. This Clematis is native to India and grows very well in South Florida. Like most vines, it needs support such as a fence or a trellis in a sunny location. In South Florida it blooms in the fall and winter months. The flowers are very fragrant which is an added attraction to South Florida gardeners. Also, after it flowers the seed pods are also rather showy.
Richard Lyons’ Nursery currently has this plant in stock.