I bought young pot-grown vines at the nursery (growing from seed takes too long in the shorter growing season of the northeast and I don't start plants indoors) and planted them in a clay planter, training the vine up a wrought iron post around a doorway. The flowers are huge (6" wide) and very fragrant. It is especially noticeable at night, when we are sitting on our patio, nearby. Like clematis, these vines need sun, but will tolerate having their roots in the shade.
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