The 2″ flowers of this striking climber consist of a central pompom of rosy pink petals backed by a set in dark velvety red. Bred using disease-resistant species, Clematis Avant-Garde™ is a vigorous, free-flowering plant. Prune it to 10–12″ tall in early spring and it will shoot up to 9–10′, quickly covering a trellis or adding a second season of color to a Rose or small flowering tree. Pruning group 3. Pruning group 3. Festoon™ Evipo033(N) PP 16,074
For beautiful colors, extravagance of blooms, and graceful habit, nothing compares with Clematis, the queen of the flowering vines. Whether used on posts or fences, clambering through shrubs and trees, or following wire frames in borders, they will enrich the landscape. Give them good soil, reasonable moisture, and shade at their roots.
For more information on the growing and care of Clematis, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Average Customer Rating: (12 Reviews) Write a Review
Charlie from Hopewell, NJ
Very lackluster showing for the first year or so, thought Sandy had put paid to the vine but no. Out of the ashes sprung a magnificent showing this year. Profuse blooms, long season, unusual flowers almost rose-like. Lovely. Worth the wait.
Rooftop gardener from NYC
I planted this clematis in two trellis containers and really didn't know what to expect the first year. By mid-June the vine had grown to 6ft and was absolutely covered in flowers. I gave it a fertilizer spike the third week in July and the vine is shooting upward again and I'm getting tons of new buds. Very pleased with this climber!
Lucy from Maryland
I ordered this last summer, and it put out a few tiny tendrils, but never made it anywhere close to the trellis. I assumed it was establishing itself, but this year, it has climbed only about two feet up, with no apparent budding as of late June. I'm still hoping to get some flowers out of it, but I'm not too confident at this point!
Barbara, a Master Gardener from Buffalo, NY
The vine did take several years to establish but now reaches over 8'. I love the viticella hybrids. Have this one next to Mme Correvon which climbs over our fence into the neighbor's blue spruce. Avant Garde is very healthy and seems to grow larger each year. Lots of flowers lasting a long time.
GardeningJoy from Marblehead, MA
I planted this in the Fall in Zone 5 on the South side of my house and it grew quite a bit the following year but did not bloom til the second growing season. This is a hardy plant and easy to take care of yet the flowers are so delicate and unusual. When it is in bloom I take photographs of it because the flowers fade rather quickly. I am glad I purchased this plant and would do so again. If you want a unusual plant thats easy care, purchase without hesitation.
Latin Name Pronunciation: klem'uh-tis
This very diverse group of lovely, ornamental vines will entice you to garden on the vertical plane. There's a Clematis for virtually every situation: grow the shorter and non-climbing types through shrub Roses and small trees and cover an arbor or a trellis with the taller varieties. The long flowering season begins with the compact alpinas and macropetalas in early spring, progresses through early summer with the large-flowered hybrids, continues through late summer with the boisterous texensis and viticella varieties, and concludes with the exuberant and infallible Clematis paniculata that will literally cover an unsightly structure or arbor in one season.
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Clematis are divided into pruning groups as follows:
Group I plants bloom on old wood and require no pruning except to control size, in which case prune lightly after flowering back to a pair of healthy buds. Group I varieties include Clematis alpina 'Stolwijk Gold' and Clematis montana 'Mayleen.'
Group II plants bloom first on old wood and then again on new; prune lightly in early spring to shape and remove weak growth and then prune after bloom if desired.
Group II varieties include:
Group III plants all flower on new growth and can be cut back to 12″ in early spring. This group is ideal for growing through shrubs as all old growth is removed annually.
Group III varieties include:
End of Season Care:
Calendar of Care