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Madame Maria® Clematis sp.

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
84" 36"
Height
60 - 84"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    A exceptional plant named for an exceptional woman!

    Madame Maria clematis is named for two-time Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, so it's the perfect plant to honor a special woman or scientist in your life. Large, double white flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue through the middle of the season. In periods of cool weather, green streaks grace the flowers. Grow this clematis on a deck railing, ornamental trellis, or a pergola or arbor, siting it somewhere you can be sure to enjoy the lovely blooms.

    Awards: Gold Medal at the Green is Life show in Poland; Bronze Medal at Plantarium in the Netherlands; Plantarium Press Prize.

    Top reasons to grow Madame Maria® clematis:

    - Double white flowers are an elegant summer accent in the garden.

    - Easy care: prune back to about 18"/45cm in early spring, when the new growth begins.

    - Quickly covers vertical structures for a lush accent.

    Long Blooming
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Vine: 
    Vine

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Climbing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Clematis does best when the vines get sunshine while the roots stay cool and shaded. You can accomplish this with mulch, or by planting just below another plant (ideally, an evergreen shrub for winter protection as well). This variety blooms on old wood and on new wood, so it should be pruned back to about 3' (.9 m) tall each early spring.

    Fun Facts: 

    Though people think of her as French, Marie Curie was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person to win the award twice (and the first person to win the award for two different disciplines). Polish clematis breeder Szczepan Marczynski selected this variety to honor her nationality and achievements.

    Madame Maria® Clematis sp. 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'
  • 3 Reviews

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    • Luxurious creamy white double flowerheads that create big impact in the garden. Large fowerheads prone to turn brown if weather very wet. One of my favourite but would like to get more flowerheads each summer. Currently working on this.

      VALERIE SHIELDS
      , United Kingdom
      , 16 weeks ago
    • I have 3 of these in our garden. 2 are growing on obelisks and another is growing on a trellis for a low fence. They have all grown excellently with incredibly beautiful flowers! Last fall just after I had planted them one of our dogs broke the stem of one plant back to the base. I was very worried about it, but it rebounded extremely well. I would definitely recommend this clematis to others.

      C Welch
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
    • I received this fabulous plant by mail, in a box with a gorgeous bloom on it! After bloom faded, I planted it beneath a trellis in my front yard. In early spring it started growing and by March the vine had grown to about 4 feet and by April 10th I had 5 four inch blooms and many buds. I love this clematis !

      Janette Davis
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
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