Clematis (Clematis spp.)
Clematis Plant FeaturesA must-have plant for every backyard, clematis is an easy-care perennial vine that covers itself with big, bold blooms in the spring and summer (there are a few fall bloomers, too). These gorgeous beauties come in a wide range of colors including purple, blue, pink, white, red, and bi-color. Most clematis develop large single flowers, but there are also varieties with double or bell-shaped blossoms. Because clematis vines can grow 12 feet tall, be sure to plant it near a trellis, arbor, or mailbox. Clematis is also a good option if you need something colorful to camouflage an ugly fence or building. The showy flowers are also attractive to butterflies. Hardy from zones 4-9.
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Clematis Growing InstructionsClematis prefer to grow in a sunny location where their roots are shaded. One of the best ways to shade the roots is to mulch the plants and place other perennials near the base of the vine. Clematis likes a rich, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Add extra organic matter at planting time.
Clematis is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Complement your ClematisLily, Asiatic
Lilies and clematis bloom at the same time and make a memorable combination.
Peonies make great companions for clematis. They bloom around the same time and the peonies will help shade the clematis roots.
Rose, Knock Out
Perk up your spring and summer border by combining Knock Out roses with clematis.