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Clematis

Botanical Name
Clematis
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
5 to 30 feet
Width
3 to 30 feet
Flowers
Late spring to fall: many colors, types and sizes
Fruit
Feathery, ball-shaped structure, showy
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Grow clematis with their face in the sun and feet in the shade for best results
  • Prune summer and fall blooming clematis, if needed, during the dormant season. I prefer to wait until late winter so I can enjoy the winter interest and for increased winter hardiness.
  • Early spring bloomers flower on the previous years growth and should be pruned, if needed, after flowering
Problems
Leaf spot, stem rot
Varieties
  • Nelly Moser - pale mauve flowers with pink bands
  • Clematis terniflora - Sweet Autumn Clematis, profusion of fragrant white flowers in late summer to early fall
  • Clematis viticella 'Betty Corning' - blue, downward facing bells thru most of the summer

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