Expect large, 5-7” velvety ruby-red flowers with contrasting ivory stamens. Niobe Clematis is another award winning clematis! It’s considered to be one of the best reds on the market and is a vigorous grower. Clematis in general have a wide range of uses from container gardens to formal specimens to ground covers.
Deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
This Clematis thrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Bark mulch will help conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish the root system. Fertilize regularly beginning in spring. Pruning time: late winter or early spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom and to stimulate a large flush of new growth. Type 2/Group B pruning – flowers on new and old wood.
Clematis in general have no known serious issues.
Most plants can be prone to common, ornamental (non-lethal) issues caused by various environmental conditions. Clematis may be susceptible to wilt/stem rot (potentially fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust, and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs, snails, scale, and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. Alleviate these common issues with over-the-counter insecticides or pesticides.
Bred in Poland, this cultivar was introduced to the US in 1975. Similar to other varieties, this clematis is toxic to birds, livestock, and people where ingesting the plant can cause irritation to the skin and eyes.
This award-winning vine is renowned for its showy ruby-red blossoms. It won the Award of Garden Merit presented by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
Japanese Maple, Climbing Rose, Daylily, Hydrangea, Butterfly Bush. Japanese Maple (foliage color often compliments flower color, most Clematis are native to Japan and this combination is often grown naturally together). Climbing Rose (flower texture and colors add contrast to the Clematis flowers while maintaining a similar foliage, this is not a plant we sell). Hydrangea (can help fill in the bottom when the vine matures upwards). Butterfly Bush (an additional source of color and also attracts pollinators, while filling in the bottom when Clematis begins to mature upwards).