• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 8 to 12 feet long. Attractive branched foliage.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis vy-ti-SEL-la
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 12 feet long. Attractive branched foliage.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasA floriferous casual clematis that's great to train up onto fences or over the skeletons of dead trees and shrubs. Plant to cascade down the slope and dangle off retaining walls like a groundcover. Charming trained up over a cottage doorway or window, arbor gate or snaked up the post of a front porch.
    Companion PlantsContrast this Clematis' large, light mauve and white flowers with a beautiful summer bloomer like Smooth Perfume Rose (Rosa 'Smooth Perfume'). Mix with the profuse blooming Double Bridal Wreath (Spiraea reevesiana) for a long season of white. Also a good accent as it climbs the White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), a large shrub or small tree with fringe-like white flowers.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: spring.
    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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This species is the ancestor of many small flowered clematis. It is native to warm southern Europe, which explains why its cultivars do better in mild climates. It is a common rootstock for other varieties. This is an English raised white form introduced around 1900.