Clematis 'Little Duckling'Item #2179 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Exquisite, two-toned, pale pink and red-violet flowers with light purple-pink sepals. Blooms continuously from top to bottom, first as double blooms, and later in the season as single blooms. Use this compact vine to add vertical interest to a fence or trellis, or simply allow to meander through shrub beds. Ideal size for containers. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 ft. tall, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tisDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; twining stems reach 6 ft. tall, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer to Early FallFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasClematis is perhaps the most beautiful of all vines for training onto vertical treillage. This breathtaking beauty belongs in courtyards and around outdoor living spaces where the blossoms can be enjoyed close up. They are gorgeous spiraled up wood posts and classical Greek style columns. These plants are also draped over walls and fences in a mass of color. In the Old World they can be found trained into the branches of long dead trees for natural arbor. They are also used as ground covers to cascade down banks and slopes, and to dangle off retaining wall edges.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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 root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.