Sweet autumn clematis is a vigorous vine that's been planted in the South for years.
It can be trained up trellises, fences, and pergolas, creating an almost-evergreen screen that will explode each autumn with billowy clouds of white, fragrant, star-like flowers.
Even in winter, the vine puts on a show, thanks to the silvery, plumed seeds that mature after the flowers fade.
Despite its attractive qualities, sweet autumn clematis has some drawbacks, namely that it's a rampant grower.
So if you're interested in growing this strong-willed vine, be sure to keep an eye on it so that it doesn't get out of hand and invade other parts of your garden or natural areas.