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Clematis

Uses:

  • Climbs Structures
  • Vertical Gardens

Features:

  • Flowering Vine
  • Fragrant Blooms

Sunlight:

  • Full Sun With Shade On Roots
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Clematis are a flowering vine that can climb up a trellis, fence and other structures. These popular plants are prolific bloomers and are easy to care for.


When growing clematis, it is important to remember.

First year they sleep.

Second year they creep.

Third year they leap!

Clematis Information

Clematis (pronounced KLEM-ə-tis) is a genus of 300 species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. Most clematis are flowering vines, however there are newer varieties now available that are small flowering shrubs. The flowers can be white, purple, pink, lilac and blue. The plants bloom from spring all the way through fall. Some varieties have very fragrant blooms as well.

Clematis are native to China, Japan, North America and Europe. Other common names include leather flower, old man's beard, virgin's bower, and traveller's joy.

The Best Way To Use Clematis

The plants can grow in any good soil and require moist well drained soil. Most clematis can handle full sun, but some do require a little bit of shade. This is one of the most popular plants in the world. The plants are winter hardy in growing zones 3 to 9.

The climbing clematis varieties can grow to be over 15 feet tall, and will grow up walls, fences and other structures including trees and other plants. Some varieties can be trained to grow as a ground cover. And others clematis will grow as a small shrub. Gardeners can also grow these in garden planters. 

  • Very popular flowering vine

  • White, purple, pink, lilac & blue flowers

  • Can grow to be over 15 feet tall

  • Growing zones 3 to 9

Landscaping Tip: Get the look of a lush, vertical garden without all of the maintenance and work! Climbing plants offer the chance to cover walls, fences, pergolas, arbors, railings, and trees with beautiful living color.

Best Selling Clematis

Clematis Companion Plants

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to grow plants to shade the base of clematis. It is best to allow the vines ample space to grow. If you are concerned about the roots, you can apply a thick layer of mulch on top to help protect the roots and retain moisture. There are several great shrubs, perennials and annuals that go well with clematis. Some of our favorite plants are roses, juniper, coneflowers, larkspur, ornamental grasses and shade loving vegetable plants. Clematis can grow up the branches and stems of rose or juniper bushes for a unique look and a flower assortment most of the growing season! You can choose a plant that has similar flower colors as the clematis, or something that blooms at a different time of the year to extend the bloom season of your space.