White Flowering Clematis
White Flowering Clematis
Clematis lanuginosa 'Candida'Item #2728 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A free-flowering vine treasured for its stunning, huge, pure white blooms with light yellow stamens. The brilliant blooms and compact habit are ideal for containers, patios, and smaller gardens, or in borders, allowed to naturally climb through small shrubs. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 9 ft. tall, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tus la-nu-ji-NO-sa KAN-di-daPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 9 ft. tall, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring often repeating in fall.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasA great vine for training onto fences both rail and picket. Espalier onto wall treillage whether casual willow twig or upscale metal. Drape over low walls like a white waterfall of blooms. Also popular for draping off the edge of a retaining wall or training into old dead trees and shrubs as a rambling groundcover in the cottage or country garden. Train onto narrow post of porch or patio cover to create a vertical column of snow white.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:The species, C. languinosa was discovered by Robert Fortune in China during one of his famous collecting expeditions for the Royal Horticultural Society. He found it in Chekiang province, which he described the flowers as azure and the largest of any species in the wild. It was introduced in 1850. This species can be found in the family tree of most modern large flowered hybrids.Lore:Clematis breeding began in France due to the first early Asian hybrids arriving there from Jesuit missionaries stationed in China before any other westerners entered the country.