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Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'

Plant Type: Clematis

A large-flowered variety, 5" in diameter. Flowers emerge light yellow with green central bars and gradually fade to creamy white as they mature. The rounded petals overlap; and have yellow anthers in the center. Blooms prolifically from May-June and again from August-September. Holds its color better if protected from afternoon sun. Widely recognized for its reliable performance.

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

Light yellow fade to creamy white

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Plant Height

6-8 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Border plants, Climbing, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Specimen or focal point

Bloom Time

Late spring to early fall

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests