Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast grower to 8 to 12 feet long. Attractive branched foliage.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Mid-summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis vy-ti-SEL-la
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 12 feet long. Attractive branched foliage.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-summer
    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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.