• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 4 to 6 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Free Flowering Habit
    Spring and Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-uh-tiss
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 4 to 6 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring and Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins; repeat after first bloom flush. Provide trellis or arbor support.Pruning time: prune after flowering; pruning group 2.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


YouTube Video
How to Train Clematis (1:10)
Not only is Clematis known for being a versatile climber, but it is also known for its variety of interesting ways you...
More Videos >


New for 2017: Low Effort, High Reward
2017 is all about making life in the garden that much easier, and by default, that much more fun. Whether...
Short and Sweet: the clematis that wowed the crowd
“What is THAT?” we heard over and over from visitors to our booth at Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show...

More Blog Posts >