Clematis x 'Little Duckling'Item #2179 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Exquisite two-toned flowers with light purplish-pink sepals and petals edged in pale pink begin as double blooms, becoming single later in the season. Blooms continuously from top to bottom. A compact vine ideal for containers. Adds beautiful vertical interest to any garden fence or trellis, or allow to meander through shrub beds. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 ft. long, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tisPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 ft. long, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer to Early FallFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasClematis is perhaps the most beautiful of all vines for training onto vertical treillage. This breathtaking beauty belongs in courtyards and around outdoor living spaces where the blossoms can be enjoyed close up. They are gorgeous spiraled up wood posts and classical Greek style columns. These plants are also draped over walls and fences in a mass of color. In the Old World they can be found trained into the branches of long dead trees for natural arbor. They are also used as ground covers to cascade down banks and slopes, and to dangle off retaining wall edges.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Remove spent flowers to promote repeat bloom.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.