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The President Clematis

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Ships Week of 5/16/22

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 8 - 12 Feet
  • Width 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-9
  • Pruning Group 2

Clematis ‘The President’ is a best-seller for good reason! Everyone loves its big, beautiful blooms, hardy disposition, and a climbing habit that is vigorous, yet not overactive. The large flowers feature a saturated purple hue that pops against the dark-green foliage. These gorgeous flowers bloom from June through September, enticing bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to their spiky purple anthers at the center.

A must-have vine in Zones 4-9, clematis The President is perfect for growing up a tall trellis, fence, or artistic obelisk trellis. The non-stop summer bloom makes these a perfect focal point for entryways, decks, patios, and showcase gardens. This clematis variety can reach heights up to 12’, so it requires sturdy support, but is not such a vigorous grower that it overpowers its neighbors or trellises.

The President Clematis Care

A classic clematis in both looks and care, The President requires shaded roots and sun-drenched leaves to look its best. Pune, mulch and fertilize every spring. Plant in well-drained soil and avoid over-watering. Keep consistently moist, watering when the top 1-2” of soil is dry to the touch. Provide a trellis or support for it’s climbing growth habit.

The President clematis is in pruning group 2, which means it blooms on both new and old growth. Prune after the first flush of flowers have faded to encourage a new batch of blooms. Prune again in late winter or early spring to keep the plant tidy, healthy, and in flower.

The President Clematis Spacing

Clematis The President is a vigorous climber, so provide room for this vine to grow. Plant 2’ apart from other plants.

The President Clematis Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Plant Type: Vine
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 8 - 12 Feet
Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet
Plant Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Climbing
Flower Color(s): Purple
Seasonal Interest: Late Spring To Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Trellis, Wall, Combination Containers, Focal Point, Screening
Botanical/Scientific Name: Clematis ‘The President’

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

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    Posted by Eve Lippold on May 16th 2022

    Hello, this is my fault; I didn't read what size the President Clematises would be. When I saw the price, I assumed they must be coming in gallon pots. No so. I paid almost $90 for three tiny Clematises! Again, my fault. On the plus size, the customer service was spot on when I called with a concern about the shipping. Eve