Clematis x 'Niobe'Item #2746 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Outstanding vine with leathery, textured foliage and brilliantly colored large blooms. This robust, bushy grower makes a fine groundcover or climber for arbors, fences or tall shrubs. Roots prefer a cool setting. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing bushy vine; reaches only 8 to 12 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tus HIB-ridPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing bushy vine; reaches only 8 to 12 ft. long.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring and SummerFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasBecause of its long flowering period - from late spring to early autumn - 'Niobe' is beautiful in a mixed border of perennials and woody plants. Provide support for its twining leaf stems or let it make its own way among shrubs. Its deep red flowers won't fade in the sun.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering when established. Feed when new growth begins in spring. Provide trellis or arbor support.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.