Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

vancouver, wa
Question by phantomhotte
November 14, 2006
I have a clematis vine planted in my backyard. It looks kind of sickly but still living. So the plant went through the whole summer, not a bloom. Then now in november it blooms, but only one bloom. Do you know what's wrong or how I can fix it?


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Answer from NGA
November 14, 2006

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I think what you've planted is a Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora). You can prune it back to ground level and next spring it will produce lots of healthy new growth. It will always flower in the fall. If you want a summer flowering clematis, plant one of the following varieties:
Abundance - pinkie mauve, 3.5 inches, end of June to mid autumn, 20 feet
Alba Luxurians - white with green, 3 inches, mid June to mid autumn, 16 feet
Betty Corning - pale velvet bell shape, 2.5 inches, early summer to mid autumn, 10 feet
Blekitny Aniol (Blue Angel) light blue, early summer to early autumn, 4 inches, 13 feet
Blue Belle - dark purple, 4 inches, late summer, 20 feet
Emilia Plater - violet blue, 4 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 12 feet
Etoile Violet - dark purple, 5.5 inches, mid-late June to early autumn, 15 feet
Gypsy Queen - Deep Purple. July, 12 feet
Hagley Hybrid - Mauve Pink, June. July, 6 feet
Huldine - white (tinged with violet), 4 inches, mid summer to late autumn, 15 feet
Kermesina - red, 4 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 20 feet
Little Nell - white (pinkie violet edges), 2.5 inches, early summer to mid autumn, 20 feet
Madame Julia Correvon - red, 5 inches, Late June to early autumn, 12 feet
Margaret Hunt - rosy-pink, 4 inches, early summer to mid autumn, 12 feet
Margot Koster - pink, 4 inches, early summer to mid autumn, 10 feet
Minuet - white with red edges, 3.25 inches, summer, 10 feet
Mrs. T. Lundell - white with mauve edges, 4.5 inches, late June to early autumn, 12 feet
Polish Spirit - rich purple with rosy bar, 3.5 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 15 feet
Prince Charles - light blue, 4 inches, early summer to early autumn, 12 feet
Purpurea Plena Elegans - double purple, 2.5 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 12 feet
Royal Velours - very dark red, 3.5 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 12 feet
Sodertalje - dark purple-red, 4 inches, early summer to early autumn, 16 feet
Tango - cherry red with white bars, 2 inches, mid summer to early autumn. 10 feet
Venosa Violacea - purple with white bars, 4.5 inches, early summer, 10 feet
Ville de Lyon - carmine red with darker tips, 4 inches, mid summer to mid autumn, 10 feet
Warsaw Nike - Deep velvet purple, 5 inches, June, July 9 feet

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