• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing bushy vine; stems reach only 8 to 12 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Late Spring and Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing bushy vine; stems reach only 8 to 12 ft. long.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring and Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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)
  • 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 in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed when new growth begins in spring. Provide support of a trellis or arbor.Pruning time: spring.
    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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.