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Clematis 'Nelly Moser'

Plant Type: Clematis

A large flowered variety. Flowers measure 7-9" in diameter. Striking striped flowers are pale mauve with a deep purplish-pink central bar, and very dark reddish-purple stamens; flowers open flat. Blooms from May to June and then again in September. Persistent, attractive seed heads. Color tends to fade in full sun so is best sited in part shade. A very showy, popular variety.

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 variety 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 Color

Pale mauve with deep purplish-pink bars and reddish-purple stamens

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Dwarf (Iris ), Peony-Japanese (Paeonia ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Plant Height

6-10 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/September

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests