Clematis can be found in most any color of the rainbow. It is a lovely climber that produces large or small flowers depending on the hybrid or variety. Not a difficult plant to grow, clematis can put on a great show when given ideal conditions with mulching and plenty of moisture. They need support to climb and pruning depends on the variety of clematis.
The big key for growing success is to make sure you have the roots shaded. Plant something short but protective in front of the stem to shade its roots- keep the soil moist.
This plant has a fire-resistance score of 6, meaning it should be planted 50 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/
Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)
has a fire-resistance score of 5, meaning it should be planted 60 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/