• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 6 to 9 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late spring, repeats in fall
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tus la-nu-ji-NO-sa KAN-di-da
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 9 ft. long.
    Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring, repeats in fall
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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.
  • 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 the support of a trellis or arbor. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, tops in the sun.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.