Name: Steve San Diego Commercial cut flower grower
Sue, do all clematis have a scent or has it been bred out of them, similar to commercial roses. and carnations. What does the scent resemble (if anything)? Would clematis make good commercial cut flowers? Google doesn't seem to help me find much info.
btw... Beautiful photos! Are you getting the background blur with the lens or in post processing? Those are professional quality.
Yes, many clematis can be good cut flowers. I have never heard of them grown as commercial flowers, don't know.
Not many are fragrant, other than the obviously named sweet autumn clematis, and several of the species and cultivars related to those species like C. armandii and C. montana.
I have Rhapsody, guess I need to smell it! And I have evergreen C. armandii 'Snowdrift', two plants in different parts of the yard and when it blooms, I can smell it when I step out my back door, just divine! Cell phone photo below of Snowdrift growing over a big rose.
OH yes! I used to have Clematis Armandii and it was such a joy when it bloomed! IT does freeze back at lower temps over winter though so sometimes we had blooms and then other years got only leaves as it made its slow way back. Clematis Montana used to grow up my back porch and all along the balcony to my 2nd floor bedroom deck.. It smelled wonderful when it bloomed.
I had several varieties of clematis that I used in cut flower bouquets at our last house. They did pretty good in bouquets if cut just as they were popping open. The foliage of these was nice in bridal work also.