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 ColorPale mauve with deep purplish-pink bars and reddish-purple stamens
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 Height6-10 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Climbing, Specimen, Container, Border, Cut flower or foliage
Bloom TimeMay to June/September
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade