Clematis texensis is a truly adorable flowering vine. This clematis grows 10 feet or longer, and flowers only on new wood. Commonly called Texas clematis or scarlet clematis, the flowers are bell shaped and pink/red and can bloom all summer long, until the first frost. This is a terrific vine to train on a trellis, arbor or mailbox. It can also make a nice accompaniment to scramble over evergreen shrubs or large rocks. Prune this clematis back hard (8-12” from the ground) at the end of the winter or early spring.