'Duchess of Albany'
Photo by Lesa Wronsky
Delectable 2-3” tulip-shaped bicolor blooms are a welcome sight from early Summer to frost on this vigorous yet well-behaved vine for smaller gardens, trellises and entryways. Introduced in 1890 (and still around for a reason!), this hardy texensis hybrid blooms like crazy with beguiling upturned candy-pink flowers striped richer pink inside and out. Easily reaching 10-12’ tall and 3’ across with lovely contrasting light green leaves, it’s more heat tolerant than many Clematis. Grow in rich, well-drained soil where roots are shaded for perfect appearance.