The best time to plant clematis is Spring, Summer or early Fall in a location of 5-6 hours of sunlight. Clematis roots are long and run deep and like it cool and damp, but not soggy. A good idea is to plant annuals around the base of the clematis, plant a low growing shrub to shade the roots, or mulch the ground around the base of the clematis plant to help keep the soil and roots cool.
Loosen the soil to a depth of 2 feet. Mix this soil with peat and sand. Carefully set your clematis plant in the hole so the crown is 1 inch below the soil level when the plant was in the pot. Stake the plant and if possible wrap a piece of screen loosely around this to prevent animals from breaking or eating off the stem for the first year. The stake should be placed towards the trellis to train the plant to its permanent support.
Keep your clematis well watered, do not let it dry out. In years to come always soak once a week in dry weather. Feed twice a year with a balanced granular fertilizer, or a good water soluble fertilizer. Prune your clematis the first Spring after planting, back to 10-12″. This is very important to get your plant off to low branching and heavier flowering over the whole clematis vine. Apply a mulch around the base of your clematis through the winter dormant months. With proper care your clematis plant will give you much enjoyment for many years.
THE MANY WAYS CLEMATIS CAN BE USED.
- Grow through shrubs of all kinds.
- Grow clematis in a container on a trellis or other support.
- Grow as a cut flower or float flowers in a bowl.
- Clematis can be planted in the garden most any month the soil can be worked up.
- An established clematis will live for years with normal care.
Silver Lace Vine Small white clusters of flowers 5″ long Aug. through September 20-30′ none
(Polygonum Aubertii) on a very vigorous twining vine. clusters
viticella, (3) Extremely showy double rose-purple flowers. 2-3″ July through September 10-12′
Purpurea Plena Elegans
viticella, Royal Velours (3) Small semi-campanulated flowers. Deep velvety purple in 3″ July through September 10-12′
color. Suitable for a cut flower. Strong vigorous grower.
(1). This group of clematis produce their flowers directly from old stems and, therefore, pruning must not be done until right after all
flowering has been completed. Prune this group by removing all dead and weak stems immediately after flowering. Large established
plants over 15 feet are normally not pruned, especially if they are growing in trees. All stems at this time should be tied into position
on their trellis or other host. Also, if the Clematis has outgrown their space the correct and only time to prune to size is right after
flowering is done. After pruning new growth will begin, this being the stems for next year’s flowers.
(2). In this group all first flowering comes from last season’s ripened stems. In early Spring watch for swelling leaf buds beginning to
show. Cut all dead material off above these swelling buds. Be sure all growth is tied to trellis, etc. at this time. Do not tie too tightly,
so growth can begin and not hampered by tying too tight or cracking these stems.
(3). This group blooms later and from new growth. This group should be pruned in February or March as new leaf buds begin to show
low on the plant. All dead material above these buds should be removed at this time. Clean out any old foliage or foliage with mildew
at this time also.
LARGE FLOWERING SPECIES – VARIETIES CLEMATIS
VARIETY, PRUNING, COLOR & DESCRIPTION, SIZE, MONTHS, HEIGHT
Alabast (2) Large creamy green open flower with yellow anthers. 5-6″ May, June & August 8-10′
TM ‘Poulala’ (PPAF) Does well in shady area out of full sun.
Allanah (3) Vibrant red open flower with striking blackish red anthers. 4″ June through September 6-7′
Anna-Louise (2) Violet flower with contrasting red/purple 5-6″ May, June, Aug. & Sept. 8-10′
TM Evithree bar and red anthers.
Arctic Queen (2) An outstanding fully double. Clear creamy-white flowers 4-6″ May through August 7-8′
TM Evitwo have creamy-yellow anthers. It has the strongest habit of
any double clematis.
Asao (2) Deep rosy-pink flower w/white center bar on each sepal. 5″ May, June & August 8-9′
Ascotiensis (3) Large deep blue very free flowering clematis. 6″ June & August 8-10′
Avant-Garde (3) As the name suggests, a very unusual red flower with pink 3″ July – September 10′
TM Evipo 033 (N) petaloid stamens, giving the impression of a double flower
and protruding trumpet. Evison/Poulsen ‘Festoon Collection’.
Barbara Harrington (3) The cerise colored flowers have pointed petals with a dark 4″ June through September 10′
border and contrasting yellow anthers.
Barbara Jackman (2) Pale blue petals with deep red bar in the center of each petal. 6-8″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
Bee’s Jubilee (2) Light pink with deep red bar down the center of 7-8″ May, June & August 10-14′
each sepal. Yellow anthers.
Belle of Woking (2) Fully double light blue rosette shaped flowers. 4-6″ May, June & Sept. 5-6′
Beth Currie (2) Overlapping plum-purple petals have a crimson central bar 4-5″ May-June & August 8′
and reddish-cream anthers.
Bijou (2) Small pointed ruffled petals in pale violet/mauve with slight 3-4″ June – Early August 1′
pinkish bar. Pink tipped anthers open to a lovely rosette shape.
Blue Angel (3) Pale lavender blue flowers have delicate crinkly edges and 3-4″ June-August 10-12′
recurve slightly. Anthers are creamy yellow. Free flowering!
Bonanza (3) Very free flowering mauve/blue flowers with pale yellow 3″ July – September 10′
TM Evipo 031 (N) anthers. Part of the Evison/Poulsen ‘Festoon Collection’.
Bourbon (2) An Evison/Poulsen cultivar which has stunningly vibrant red 5-6″ June – Early August 4-6′
TM Evipo 018 (N) flowers. The round shaped flowers have contrasting yellow
anthers. Ideal for containers.
Cardinal Wyszynski (2) A magnificent, very free flowering Polish introduction with 6″ July – September 8-10′
large glowing crimson flowers each highlighted by a central
cluster of dark anthers. Very vigorous!
Carnaby (2) White with rich red bar down the center 6″ June & September 8-12′
of each sepal. Dark anthers.
Charissima (2) Pointed flowers are cerise in color with deeper colored veins. 6-7″ June – July 8-10′
Clair de lune (2) Flowers have base color of white which is suffused 5-6″ May-July & August 8-10′
(formerly Blue Moon) with pale lilac, becoming darker at the edge of 8 wavy petals.
TM Evirin (N)
Comtesse de Bouchaud (3) Velvet rose-pink large flowers. One of the best pinks. 6-7″ June, July & Sept. 8-12′
Countess of Lovelace (2) Early summer flowers are semi-double to double flowers 5″ June, July & late August 8′
that are pale lavender in color. Late summer flowers are single.
Crystal Fountain (2) Early large flower lilac blue with a fountain like center. It is 4-5″ June – September 5-7′
TM Evipo 038 (N) compact, free and repeat flowering also suitable for growing
in a container.
Daniel Deronda (2) Deep purple with lighter marking down center 7-8″ June & September 7-8′
of each sepal. Very robust grower.
Dawn (2) Pearly white/pink open flower. Very compact free flowering 4-5″ May, June & August 6′
plant suitable as a cut flower.
Dr. Ruppel (2) Pink lavender ruffly edge petals with deep red 7-8″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
center bar. Suitable as a cut flower.
Duchess of Edinburgh (2) Rosette shaped double white 4-6″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
flower with yellow anthers.
Durandii (3) Rich indigo-blue bell-shaped flowers 5″ July, Aug. & Sept. 3-6′
with white anthers.
Edouard Desfosse (2) Pale blue, wide flowers with slightly darker bar and dark 4″ May – June 6-7′
anthers. Very free flowering and attractive seed heads.
Elsa Spath (2) Lavender overlapping petals that give a double appearance. 6-8″ June & September 10-12′
One of our best blue/purple clematis!
Empress (2) Large double flower with pink outer petals that have a darker 5-6″ May-June & August 6′
TM Evipo 011 (N) pink bar. The inner petals produce a spiky pom-pom effect.
Suitable for containers.
Ernest Markham (3) Magenta red with gold anthers. Very robust grower. 5-6″ July, Aug. & Sept. 12-15′
Filigree (2) Silvery blue colored petals, ruffled edges single and semi 3-4″ May – July 1′ 2
double with red/brown anthers. Exceptionally free flowering.
Fireworks (2) Large blue with red bar down each sepal. Red anthers. 6-7″ May, June & Sept. 9-10′
Florida Sieboldii (3) Pure white petals with deep purple-like boss of anthers. 4″ June-August 6-10′
Franziska Maria (2) Very free flowering, compact double clematis. Blue-purple 4-6″ June-September 5-7′
TM Evipo 008 (N) flowers with yellow anthers are full and far out perform any
other double clematis.
Galore (3) Very free flowering purple flowers with yellow anthers. Part 3″ July – September 10′
TM Evipo 032 (N) of the Evison/Poulsen ‘Festoon Collection’.
General Sikorski (2) Large lavender/purple flowers with cream anthers. 6-7″ June & September 8-12′
Gillian Blades (2) Large pure white flowers with frilled edges. Gold anthers. 6″ May, June & Sept. 6-8′
Guernsey Cream (2) Velvet creamy white flower with yellow anthers. 6-7″ June & August 8-10′
Gypsy Queen (3) Rich velvet purple with reddish anthers. Prolific bloomer. 6″ July, Aug. & Sept. 12-20′
Hagley Hybrid (3) Medium size rich pink flowers with ruffly edges. 5-6″ June & September 7-8′
Vigorous grower; prolific bloomer.
Haku Ookan (2) 8 long deep purple petals that incurve, giving double effect. 7-8″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
White anthers. Very different!
Henryi (2) Pure white, long pointed sepals, brown anthers. 7-8″ June & September 12-20′
H.F. Young (2) True mid-blue with overlapping petals. 7-8″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
Cream anthers, very free flowering.
Huldine (3) Medium size white flower blooming continuously during 4″ July through October 12-20′
summer months. Very vigorous grower.
Hyde Hall (2) Flowers are off-white with sometimes green or pink tinges. 5-7″ May and June 8′
TM Evipo 009 (N) The anthers are light chocolate brown.
Ice Blue (2) Flowers are white with a tinge of blue when it first opens with 6-7″ May-June & September 5-6′
TM Evipo 003 (N) a yellow center. Free flowering and works well for container
Jackmanii (3) The most profuse blooming dark purple clematis. 5-6″ June, July & September 10-12′
Jackmanii Superba (3) Rich velvet purple, open flowers. More rounded and 6″ July – September 8′
slightly larger flower than Jackmanii.
John Paul II (2) Pale, soft pink. Very vigorous. 6-7″ May, June & Sept. 10-12′
John Warren (2) Dark red edge and center bar on a gray base. 6-8″ May, June & Aug./Sept. 8-9′
Red anthers. Free flowering.
Josephine (2) Flowers have 6-8 base petals which are almost bronze, tinged 5″ June through August 8′
Evijohil (N) with green and a darker bar. Inner petals are lilac with pink bar.
Ken Donson (2) Deep blue, with golden yellow anthers. 6-7″ June & August 9-10′
Kilian Donahue (2) Flowers open ruby red at the center of the flower, fading to 5″ June through September 8-10′
brilliant fuchsia and then orchid color at the edge of each
petal. Great repeat bloomer.
King Edward VII (2) Lilac flower with pink bar down the center 5-6″ July & August 7-8′
of each petal. Brown anthers.
Kingfisher (2) An Evison/Poulsen cultivar which has very large intense 6-7″ June-July & Late August 6-8′
TM Evipo 037 (N) blue flowers that are offset by creamy/yellow anthers. It is
Lady Betty Balfour (3) Rich purple with pointed petals and 5-6″ July & September 12-20′
creamy conspicuous anthers.
Lanuginosa Candida (2) Large pure white with yellow anthers. Many petals giving 7″ June, July & Sept. 10-15′
look of a double flower. One of the best large whites.
Lemon Chiffon (2) Flowers are pale yellow-cream with a hint of pink. Anthers are 4-6″ May-June & August 7-10′
yellow and large seed heads. Will grow in semi-shade.
Liberation (2) Large deep pink flower with a broad cerise central bar and 6″ May, June & Aug./Sept. 9-10′
Evifive (N) contrasting yellow anthers. Free flowering and strong growing.
Lincoln Star(2) Raspberry-red with white edged petals. Large flower 6-8″ May, June & Sept. 8-12′
with pointed petals and red anthers.
Mme. Baron Veillard (3) Very large bluish pink flower. Vigorous grower 5″ June & September 10-12′
and heavy blooming.
Mme. Edouard Andre (3) Deep velvet red with cream anthers. Very profuse bloomer! 5-6″ June, July & Sept. 8-10′
Marie Boisselot (2) Very large pure white flowers, with yellow anthers. 6-7″ June & September 12-15′
Masquerade (2) Lavender, wavy edged petals with a mauve bar and red anthers. 5-6″ May, June & August 8-10′
Miss Bateman (2) Round shaped white flowers with dark showy 5-6″ May, June & Sept. 7-10′
anthers. Very free flowering.
montana, Elizabeth (1) Soft pink flowers with a vanilla scent. 2-3″ May & June 12-20′
Very vigorous grower. Zone 5.
montana, Grandiflora (1) Pure white flowers with wide petals and yellow anthers. 3″ May & June 12-20′
Fragrant. Zone 5.
montana, Mayleen (1) Small satin pink open flowers. Bronze foliage with 2-3″ May & June 20-30′
strongly scented flowers. Zone 5.
montana, Rubens (1) Color varies by season, light pink to a deep rose-pink 2-3″ May & June 12-20′
with purplish leaves. Fragrant. Zone 5.
Mrs. Cholmondeley (2) Very large true blue with dark anthers. Very prolific bloomer. 6-7″ May, June & Sept. 12-16′
Mrs. George Jackman (2) Large creamy-white fully rounded flowers. Petals are 6″ June through July 8′
overlapping and anthers are light brown.
Mrs. James Mason (2) Fully rounded, overlapping violet blue petals with red bar 6-7″ June, August & September 8-10′
and cream anthers.
Mrs. N. Thompson (2) Deep blue with bright scarlet bar down the center 5-6″ May, June & Sept. 7-8′
of each petal. Very striking.
Multi-Blue (2) Very double, dark blue to purple. 4-5″ June & September 7-8′
Natascha (2) This compact and free flowering clematis has mauve-blue 4-5″ June-July & August 6-8′
flowers, and prominent red anthers.
Nelly Moser (2) Pale pink with dark red bar down middle of each petal. 5-6″ May, June, Aug. & Sept. 8-12′
Niobe (2) Very dark ruby-red pointed petals with gold anthers. 6-8″ June, Aug. & Sept. 6-8′
Perle D´Azur (3) True blue flowers are semi nodding and very free flowering. 4″ July through August 12′
Anthers are pale yellow.
Perrins Pride (2) Deep velvet purple, and bronze anthers. 5-6″ June & September 8-10′
Petit Faucon (3) A stunning new non-clinging clematis with bronze green new 2-4″ June – September 3′
TM Evisix (N) foliage. Intense deep blue four petal flowers reveal an orange
yellow center as they age. Very hardy.
Pink Champagne (2) Deep rosy-pink, free flowering, also known as Kakio. 5-6″ May & June/Aug. & Sept. 7-8′
Pink Fantasy (3) Beautiful pale pink flower with darker pink bar and very 4-5″ June-September 7-9′
attractive dark anthers. A good repeat bloomer.
Prince Charles (3) A compact plant with profuse mauve blue flowers. 4″ July through early September 6-8′
Anthers are yellow.
Proteus (2) Soft mauve-pink double and semi-double flowers. 6-8″ May, June, Aug. & Sept. 10-12′
Very free flowering.
Ramona (2) Lavender-blue flowers with dark anthers. Very vigorous grower. 6-8″ July, Aug. & Sept. 10-16′
Rebecca (2) An Evison/Poulsen cultivar that is very large with stunningly 6-7″ May-June & August 6-8′
TM Evipo 016 (N) bright red (almost scarlet) flowers with creamy/yellow anthers.
It is exceptionally free-flowering.
Rhapsody (3) Free flowering clematis with stunning sapphire blue petals 4-5″ July – September 8′
which deepen in color with age. Creamy-yellow anthers.
Rosemoor (3) This ‘rose’ colored large flowered clematis has a distinct 5-6″ May-September 10′
TM Evipo 002 (N) reddish/purple color with yellow anthers, which contrast
spectacularly with the color of the petals.
Rouge Cardinal (3) Large, deep velvety crimson flowers with red anthers. 5-7″ June through August 10-12′
Royalty (2) Double to semi-double dark purple flowers 5-6″ May & August 7-8′
with striking yellow anthers.
Royal Velvet (3) Compact plant with rich velvet purple flowers and red anthers. 4-5″ May, June, Aug. & Sept. 8′
TM Evifour (N)
Ruby Glow (2) Ruby rose petals with red centers. Very heavy 6-7″ June through August 8-9′
Silver Moon (2) Large silver-mauve flowers giving a most unusual color 7-8″ May, June & August 8-9′
clematis. Will do well in full to partial shade.
Snow Queen (2) Large white open flower and very free flowering. 6″ May, June & August 8-10′
Sugar Candy (2) Large flowers with pinkish mauve pointed petals which 6-7″ May through September 7-8′
TM Evione (N) have a darker center bar. Contrasting yellow anthers with
pinkish grey filaments.
Sunset (2) Dark velvet red with purple petal edges and gold anthers. 5-7″ May through September 8-10′
The President (2) Deep purple flowers with dark purple anthers. 7-8″ June through September 8-12′
Twilight (2) Flowers open deep lavender-pink, with pink shading at the 5-6″ June, July and late August 6-8′
base, fading slowly to light lavender. The anthers are yellow.
Victor Hugo (3) Very free flowering, violet colored flowers with 4-6 petals and 3″ June-September 8-10′
TM Evipo 007 (N) dark violet-tipped anthers. Its non-clinging habit is very vigorous.
Victoria (2) Rosy purple flowers with darker center bar and 7-8″ June & August/September 10′
buff color anthers.
Ville de Lyon (3) Large carmine-red petals with lighter centers. 6-7″ June through September 10-12′
Very rich velvety flower.
Vino (2) Stunning petunia-red flowers with creamy-yellow anthers. 6-7″ May, June & August 7-8′
TM Poulvo (N) Very free flowering. Strong growing, but compact plant.
viticella, Polish Spirit (3) Very rich purple open flowers. Flowers profusely 3-4″ July through September 12-15′
and can be used as a cut flower.
viticella, Venosa (3) White background with purple veins 4-5″ July – September 8-9′
Violacea throughout turning to all purple on the edge of each petal.
Voluceau (3) Petunia red with wavy petals. Contrasting yellow anthers. 4-5″ June & August 9-10′
Vyvyan Pennell (2) One of the most outstanding double varieties. Flowers are 6-8″ June through August 8-10′
purple mauve on the outside petals and rosy lavender to
lilac on the inner petals. Will bloom single on new growth.
Wada’s Primrose (2) Wide flowers that are creamy yellow to white with yellow 6″ May – July 8-9′
anthers. Thrives in warmer climate.
Warsaw Nike (2) Rich velvet purple with wide open flowers. 5″ May through September 8-10′
Westerplatte (2) Rich velvety red, with dark red anthers. Very free flowering. 4-5″ June – September 8′
Suitable for container culture.
Will Goodwin (2) True blue with overlapping petals and gold anthers. 6-8″ June through September 8-12′
A real winner!
SMALL FLOWERING SPECIES – VARIETIES CLEMATIS
VARIETY, PRUNING, COLOR & DESCRIPTION, SIZE, MONTHS, HEIGHT
Alionushka (3) This non-clinging clematis has semi-nodding rich mauve pink 2-3″ July-September 3-5′
flowers that have a satin sheen when young.
alpina, Blue Dancer (1) Long pale blue flowers have narrow, twisted and pointed petals. 2-3″ May – June 10′
alpina, Helsingborg (1) Masses of blue, bell-shaped blooms nodding above foliage. 1.5-2″ June & July 10′
alpina, Pink Flamingo (1) Semi-double flowers are pale pink with red veins. 1.5″ May – June 10′
Arabella (3) Round, semi-nodding flowers are rosy purple flushed with red 2-3″ June – September 6′
and have cream anthers. Non-clinging and free flowering.
cirrhosa, Freckles (1) Bell shaped flowers, cream color with red blotches. 2″ mid to late Autumn 10-13′
Good evergreen foliage. Zone 6.
Fargesioides (3) Very free flowering, very vigorous. 1-1.5″ July through September 15-20′
White open flowers, somewhat fragrant.
heracleifolia, (3) Bluish-white flowers in large clusters. Extremely 1″ July through Sept. 6-8′
Mrs. Robert Brydon vigorous and very free flowering.
One of the most hardy clematis varieties.
Integrifolia (3) This herbaceous, non-clinging clematis has bell-like flowers 1.5″ July – September 2′
that are light blue to deep blue.
macropetala, Blue (1) Free flowering semi-double, small, light blue, lantern-like 2-3″ April & May 8-12′
macropetala, (1) Semi-double small, light pink lantern-like flowers. 2-3″ April & May 8-12′
Paniculata (Terniflora) (3) Very vigorous grower with clusters of small very fragrant .5-1″ August & September 10-20′
(Maximowicziana) white flowers. Also known as Sweet Autumn clematis.
Recta (3) Vigorous growing bush with many star shaped .75-1.25″ June through August 4-6′
white fragrant blossoms.
Roguchi (3) The bell-shaped flowers are intense deep blue/purple with 2″ June – September 8′
lighter blue recurved petals. Flowers fade to indigo-blue.
Very free flowering!
Tangutica (3) Small yellow bell-shaped flowers. 1-2″ July through September 10-20′
Fast growing hardy vine.
texensis, (3) Pink tulip shaped flowers with a cherry red bar. 2-3″ July through October 10-20′
Duchess of Albany Beautiful continual summer bloomer.
texensis, Etoile Rose (3) Inside color of petal is scarlet-pink with yellow anthers. Outside petal 2″ July – September 10′
is deep satiny pink. Flowers are semi-nodding and free flowering.
texensis, (3) Bright red 2″ upright, tulip shaped flower. 2-3″ July through September 8-12′
Gravetye Beauty Extremely stunning
texensis, (3) Very pretty pink, nodding flowers. Inside petals are creamy pink 2-3″ July through September 7-10′
Pagoda with green/yellow anthers.
texensis, (3) Miniature tulip-like flowers. Petals are whitish-pink outside with a 2″ June-July & September 8-9′
Princess Diana deep pink central bar. Inside petals are rich pink with a deeper pink bar.
texensis, (3) Outside petals are whitish-pink in shade, reddish-pink in full 2″ July – September 10′
Sir Trevor Lawrence sun, with reddish-pink veins. Inside petals are purple-red with
deep red central bar.
Triternata (3) Star-like flowers, with pink edges and creamy anthers. 1.5″ July – September 10-13′
Rubromarginata Slightly scented. Vigorous and free-flowering. Zones 5-9.
viticella, Abundance (3) The flowers are open in a rich rosy/wine color and 2-3″ July – September 12′
anthers are yellow.
viticella, (3) Very attractive semi-campanulate white flowers with 2-3″ July through September 7-8′
Alba Luxurians green tips and purple/black anthers.
viticella, Betty Corning (3) A charming nodding flower with four petals of light blue. 2-3″ July through September 6-7′
The 2″ deep flowers have recurving tips. Scented.
viticella, Carmencita (3) Nodding flowers are carmine with a satin texture and dark 2″ July – September 12′
anthers. Free flowering.
viticella, Etoile Violette (3) Very vigorous prolific blooming 4″ deep purple flower. 3-4″ July through September 12-20′
viticella, (3) Red semi-campanulated 3″ flower. Very vigorous plant and 3″ July through September 10-12′
Mme. Julia Correvon a stunning color.
• Grow on all types of fences, and even stone walls.
• Train to grow up a tree trunk, tree stumps and rock piles.
• Use as a ground cover.
• Frame around porches and other entrances.
• Grow up unsightly utility and light poles.
• Screen unwanted views.
• Grow along with a climbing rose.