For nighttime garden delight--or even in the light of day--you can’t beat the 9-inch crisp white flowers of Clematis ‘Candida.’ Inside each big bloom is a collection of creamy yellow anthers, just to add to the dramatic effect of this unique Clematis vine. The versatile plant has a trailing, or vine-like growth, perfect for winding around a trellis, post, or wall. This clematis variety grows to nearly 12 feet long and 2 feet wide.
With its climbing ability and unique white blooms, Candida deserves a prime spot in the landscape or on a deck or patio. It can grow in a container or in the ground. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the blooms and the plant is deer and rabbit resistant. The semi-woody vine sports its giant flowers in May through September, backed by contrasting dark green leaves. Clematis Candida can thrive in full or partial sun in zones 4 through 8.
Candida Clematis Care
For best results, plant your clematis in a spot with well-drained soil and a mix of sun and shade. Clematis plants prefer to be placed so that the roots are shade-TOd, but the vine receives sun. Plant near a vertical structure such as a post, fence, or trellis. Or place your clematis in a container and add a trellis for support. Clematis plants need regular water so the soil does not dry completely. It is important to water container-grown clematis regularly and slowly, since containers can dry out faster than the ground.
At planting time, choose a fertile container mix or add compost to the soil. Clematis Candida needs a lot of energy to produce those big, white blooms on its thin branches, so it benefits from added compost and use of a balanced fertilizer each spring. Add some fertilizer around the root zone of the plant again in early summer. Spring and early summer blooms appear on old growth (vines from the previous year) and late summer to fall blooms appear on new growth. That means this plant is in pruning group 2 and little pruning is needed. Cutting the plant to the ground in either spring or fall will reduce blooming, but not prevent it entirely. Gardeners should remove diseased or broken stems.
Candida Clematis Spacing
Candida will spread to about 1 to 2 feet, so if you plant more than one along a fence or arbor, space them at least a foot apart. Gardeners can then train the vining growth as desired.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.