Clematis vine. Especially that of the purple Jackmanii variety. This photo was taken of Bossy’s mom’s front garden since Bossy doesn’t have any Clematis vines at the moment — but Bossy does remember a rule of thumb when considering where to plant it: they like wet feet and a dry head.
Bossy also remembers something about placing flat rocks at the base of their stem for stability and maybe to provide that extra shade down there.
In fact, the only thing Bossy doesn’t know about her crush the clematis, is how to pronounce it. Do you say Clem-eh-tis or Clem-ah-tis?