Niobe Clematis

Clematis x 'Niobe'

Makes a fine groundcover or climber for arbors, fences or tall shrubs. Outstanding vine with leathery textured foliage and brilliant deep ruby colored large blooms. Roots prefer cool area. Deciduous. Full to partial sun. Bushy grower with branches reaching 8 to 12 feet long. Cutting grown.
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4 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing bushy vine; stems reach only 8 to 12 ft. long.
Bloom TimeLate Spring and Summer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
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 FeatureCompact 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. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.

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