Name This Flowering Vine? It's been named! Is it Silver Lace Or A Clematis?
Name This Vine? It's been named!
We thought this flowering vine was silver lace vine. It has been an unknown vine to us. We have finally found out the name of it. Enjoy your visit to my hub. There are more vines I have in the yard and are listed on this hub.
I have a flowering vine I have had for years it belonged to my mother-in-law. She always called it a Silver Lace, but I have checked the internet on the Silver Lace and I found out that's not what it is. I can't figure it out. Maybe one of you can give me the answer. It blooms late in August. Smells great too.
It grows very tall very fast. When the stems fall to the ground it roots again. It gets mixed in with our other flowers so every year we have to clean out the rooted stems. It can stand 40 below zero weather. It's so pretty it looks good in flower bouquets.
The flowers look like little fairy stars. Like you see on the tip of a little wand. Maybe this doesn't explain it very well, but that's what it makes me think of.
My mother-in-law loved this vine. She had it growing over her front porch. Many times I would go over there and she would be on a ladder tucking the vines in and helping it grow in the direction she wanted it to go. I have never seen another one like it in this area.
The Leaf On The Vine
The leaf on this flowering vine grows in threes at the end of a very thin stem. They're very soft not waxy. The leaves can get large. The flower comes out by itself on another stem.
I have sent this vine off to people who have wanted pieces of it for their garden.
Suggestions made about this vine.
Lots of people have made suggestions such as sweet autumn clematis as seen in the video. I don't think that's what my vine is. It doesn't have strong stems or very thin leaves. I think though it may be in the clematis family.
Name Virgin's-bower (Clematis virginiana).
I just found out the name of this vine from Ron on a Botanical Garden forum. It's called Virgin's-bower (Clematis virginiana).
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Sweet Autumn Clematis
The Real Silver Lace (Polygonum aubertii)
We also have a hops vine (Humulus Lupulus) in our yard. I love them, but you have to be careful where you put them. They have pretty little pine cone type flowers. They will take over and kill trees if they get into the trees. They are sticky to the touch and kind of hurt when you touch them.
We once had them growing over our deck and they stained the deck so now we put them where they will do no damage. They re-root very easy. I've given you all the bad things about this flowering vine, but it is a beautiful vine. Looks great in a garden.
Our vines grow up the side of our barn and had no trouble clinging to the roof with the wood shingles now with the metal roof this won't happen. We'll have to give them something to cling to.
More Flowering Vines
This is another clematis in our yard. I put vines all around the yard. Clematis are cheap and most of the garden centers have them in all colors.
I also have a honeysuckle vine growing up our bird house. Another pretty flowering vine. We actually had bluebirds nest in little garden bird house. Birds love vines a good place to hide. Our grapevine gets many birds they fly inside and eat the grapes growing there. The bees and the butterflies also love the sweet smelling vines.
I have morning glories growing up the bottle tree in the garden and have also planted a clematis beside the bottle tree. I'm hoping this coming year it will grow up the tree.
I also have a trumpet vine growing which is not doing well in this cold northern climate.
Vines In My Garden.
- My Beautiful Country Garden. Zone 3
Flowers in my garden. We live in zone 3 so these are the flowers we can grow.
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