This attractive flower offers a hot splash of color on a free blooming vine that grows like all get out. The blooms of the Abilene Clematis are a bright pink with dark stripes down the middle, leading to a fuzzy yellow center. This vine is excellent for training up a lamp post, pillar or gate. The unique color complements many other climbing plants such as roses and is sure to be a conversation starter. The Abilene grows best in full sunlight. If you do choose to add this delightful plant to your collection, you should be aware that it requires pruning every winter for optimum health.