• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Climbing stems reach 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Spring, repeating in summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Climbing stems reach 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating in summer.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsFlowering Dogwood (Cornus); Foxglove (Digitalis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Aster (Aster); 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 during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins; repeat after first bloom flush. 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 or containers.

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