Clematis x 'Niobe'Item #2746 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
An outstanding vine with leathery, textured, green foliage and large, brilliantly colored, wine-red blooms. This robust, bushy grower makes a fine groundcover or quick cover for arbors, fences or tall shrubs. Roots prefer a cool, sheltered setting that allows top growth some sun exposure. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tusPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing bushy vine; stems reach only 8 to 12 ft. long.Special features:Easy CareFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring and SummerFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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 InformationThrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.