Clematis orientalis ‘Orange Peel’ (wild variety: Himalayas, western Tibet)
Habit: Petiole climber/trellis climber, 4-6 m, rarely up to 8 m; dense mats and climbing well into tree crowns.
Flowers: A pretty golden yellow, stamen violet-black, flowers with long stems, nodding, roundish, bell-shaped; thick, fleshy petals; June to end of September.
Fruits: Masses of silky seed heads.
Leaves: Pinnate, dark to bluish green, pale yellow in autumn.
Demands: Sun to light shade, likes warmth, frost hardy, robust variety.
Soil: Moderately dry to moist, slightly acidic to alkaline; in well drained substrates.
Hardiness: Zone 6a