Warsaw Nike Clematis

Clematis x 'Warsaw Nike' (C. x 'Warszawska Nike')

Magnificent, large, velvety red-purple blooms with creamy yellow centers appear profusely in early to midsummer and repeat late in the season. Perfect for first-timers, this easy to grow variety is more shade tolerant than most. Train on a wall or trellis, allow to meander through small trees or shrubs, or sprawl as a ground cover. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tis
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems quickly climb 8 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeEarly summer, and again in late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, with top growth in the sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins, and repeat after first bloom flush. Provide the support of a trellis or arbor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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