This the coolest clematis, it has several stages of blooming which makes it last sooooooooooo long and then it re blooms so it's almost an ever blooming clematis. It's also huge about 4 1/2" - 5" wide, very fun so of course I had to have it on my rose arbor especially since my roses are once blooming. I ran across this in my photos so had to share it even though it's not blooming now, something to look forward to after winter. I really get antsy for spring just when winter is beginning. It's going to be sunny and pretty warm in the 50's for the next few days so I'm really excited now.