Kilian Donahue Clematis

Clematis x 'Kilian Donahue'

SKU
3443
Huge 5 inch ruby red flowers open to brilliant fuchsia, maturing to lavender with a blue bar. Makes a fine climber for arbors, fences or tall shrubs. Bushy growth and graceful foliage is equally good groundcover. Roots prefer shade, top in sun. Deciduous vine. Full to partial sun. Vigorous 8 to 12 ft. long.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, twining stems climb 8 to 12 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeEarly through Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy Flowering Vine

Thrives 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. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.

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