• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderately fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Vine
    Early to Mid-Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-uh-tiss cart-MAN-ee-eye
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Moderately fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early to Mid-Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasA perfect flowering vine for espalier onto flat treillage in high profile locations. Perfect to mark a front door with abundant blooms. Twine up and over wood or metal arches at gates and entries. Drape over fences in narrow sideyards for a short range view of flowers from windows. Train up narrow railings and posts on stoop or porch. Unique, deeply dissected foliage and golden stamens are best appreciated up close near terrace and patio.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Japanese Maple (Acer); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, well-drained 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 root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Provide trellis or arbor support.
    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.
  • History & Lore
    A seedling selected in 1992 from a cross-made at Blackthorn Nursery, England by renowned plantsman Robin White. A hybrid between Clematis paniculata and Clematis marmoraria-both evergreen species native to New Zealand. An Avalanche of pure white flowers cascade from previous season's wood in spring providing a superb contrast with the pinked edge dark leathery green foliage. This beautiful vine is equally content climbing on a wall or rambling along the garden floor.
    In its homeland of New Zealand, this plants ancestor, C. marmoraria is an evergreen rock hugging crevice plant with little resemblance to the resulting cultivar.