An outstanding plant that blends the gray lines between shrub, vine, groundcover and herbaceous perennial, more evidence that plants don’t really care about our human need to categorize everything. Regardless of its placement in the catalog, upright clematis is a fine garden plant. The trailing stems develop from a clump-forming crown and will sprawl along the ground to 5 or 6’ unless given support and a bit of training. Drifts of simple, snow-white blossoms color spring and early summer with a show akin to the late season brilliance of sweet autumn clematis. Familiar hoary seed clusters common to members of the buttercup family add interest beyond the floral show.