• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 15 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 15 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis classic Clematis is a strong grower that will twine around supports or a tree with little trouble. Spring and later season blooms leave attractive seed heads for interest later in the year. Full sun will bleach out the blooms, so be sure to keep in partial sun.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring and after first bloom flush. Provide trellis or arbor support.Pruning time: late winter or early spring: remove dead and weak shoots; prune remaining stems to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.
    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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.