Plant Type: Clematis
A large flowered variety. Blooms measure 6-8" in diameter. Pale orchid purple, ruffled petals with a wide carmine central bar and golden stamens. Blooms from May to June and again from August to September. One of the best striped clematis; a very strong grower.
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. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds
Flower ColorOrchid-purple with carmine central bar adn golden stamens
Aster-Calico (Aster lateriflorus), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris pallida), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica spicata)
Plant Height6-10 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Specimen, Container, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Climbing
Bloom TimeMay to June/August-September
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade