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Clematis 'Asao'

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Plant Type: Clematis

A large flowered variety, blooms measure 6-8" in diameter. Rosy pink flowers with white central bars and yellow stamens. Highly fragrant, unusual for a large flowered clematis. Blooms prolifically from May to June and again from August to September on the new growth. Flowers are followed by attractive seed heads. Leaves are bronze in spring. Its compact habit makes this a good choice for containers.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:


Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions. When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.

Flower Color

Rose pink with yellow stamens

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Aster-New England (Aster novae-angliae), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris ), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Plant Height

6-8 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Climbing, Specimen, Container, Border, Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

May to June/August to September

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests