Deep purple, 3″ blooms with an 'eye' of creamy stamens. They are borne in such profusion that they all but obscure the foliage, which explains why many Clematis aficionados rate this variety among the most free-flowering of all the hybrids. Peak bloom falls in July here, with rebloom continuing into September on vines that grow 8–12′. It's a knockout. Pruning group 3.
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 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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xplanted to michigan from michigan
(although i have not purchased etoile from white flower - i plan on purchasing 2 from somewhere in the near future)
i had 2 planted in some tall shrubs to create a screen to hide my garbage cans at the corner of the garage,
yes they need to be pruned down each year thats why only the tops are blooming
i take them down to a foot or so and they leap most years despite being in quite a bit of shade when we move later this year i plan to purchase 2 more and plant with yellow roses although i'm thinking of using lemon meringue instead of the companion i had found which i believe was golden showers
mapgirl1115 from Rochester, NY
We bought this clematis three years ago and I waited this long to submit a review because of the old saying regarding clematis: "first year it sleeps, second year is creeps, third year it leaps." It has definitely leapt this year. It is stunning and the centerpiece to my garden. Everyone comments on how beautiful and bountiful the blooms are. You will not be disappointed with this!
Paul from Oxford CT.
I have this plant that I bought with a climbing rose package about 5 or 6 years ago. I have never cut it back and it comes back every year, but the flowers grow higher each year. Do I need to cut it back in the winter or spring?
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.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH:
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