- Part Sun to 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 11
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 72 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:ClimbingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in containers and beds; trellis support is necessaryMaintenance Notes:
Pruning group 2 - repeat bloomer, prune immediately after flowering
Bloom time - May/June and September
Clematis are placed into pruning groups (1, 2, or 3) based on bloom time, time of reblooming, and old wood/new wood blooming requirement. Most of the large-flowered clematis belong in pruning group 2 and flower in the spring on shoots from old wood and in the fall on new wood. Suggested pruning strategy is to cut back to 20 inches year 1, cut back to 30 inches year 2, and then prune to shape in the following years. Heavy pruning of mature plants may result in decreased blooming. Disease shouldn't be a problem. If you do have disease problems you can prune the plant to the ground and start over. If the roots survive the plant will come back.