White Flowering Clematis
White Flowering Clematis
Clematis lanuginosa 'Candida'Item #2728 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Free-flowering vine produces attractive, huge pure white blooms with light yellow stamens. Brilliant display of color that is wonderful climbing on fences, trellises, arbors. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 6 to 9 ft. long.Key Feature:Spring FloweringBlooms:Late spring, repeats in fallLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tus la-nu-ji-NO-sa KAN-di-daPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 9 ft. long.Special features:Attracts HummingbirdsFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring, repeats in fallFlower 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 PlantsAccentuate the yellow of this Clematis' stamen with the delicate yellow flowers and dark fern-like foliage of Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam') or with Fern Leaf Yarrow (Achillea x 'Moonshine') in nearby full sun. The silvery white variegation of Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety') is a good mirror to the white blooms.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide the support of a trellis or arbor. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, tops in the sun.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.