The Main Plant entry for Clematis

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Life cycle: Perennial

Common names
  • Clematis

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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 23, 2013 5:36 PM concerning plant:
    Clematises are the perfect vines for the cottage garden. You can get spring flowering Clematises and summer flowering Clematises; large flower forms and small flower forms. Shades of purples, reds, pinks, and whites are the most common colors.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 9, 2020 10:14 AM concerning plant:
    Use clematis in a border; allow ground clematis and solitary clematis to tumble over the edges of raised beds or retaining walls. Use both the flowers and seed heads in arrangements.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:32 AM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

    "The genus is composed of mostly vigorous, woody, climbing vines / lianas. The woody stems are quite fragile until several years old. Leaves are opposite and divided into leaflets and leafstalks that twist and curl around supporting structures to anchor the plant as it climbs. Some species are shrubby, while others, like C. recta, are herbaceous perennial plants. The cool temperate species are deciduous, but many of the warmer climate species are evergreen. They grow best in cool, moist, well-drained soil in full sun.

    Clematis species are mainly found throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, rarely in the tropics. Clematis leaves are food for the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera species, including the Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria).

    The timing and location of flowers varies; spring-blooming clematis flower on side shoots of the previous year's stems, summer/fall blooming clematis bloom only on the ends of new stems, and twice-flowering clematis do both."

Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 31, 2020 Bloomed
Beth Ann's
piksihk On March 20, 2020 Transplanted
Potted up - not doing well
piksihk On November 12, 2015 Transplanted
NOID (blue/purple) west side bed
piksihk On April 18, 2015 Potted up
all potted up to qt. size containers (seedlings from seeds) probably sweet autumn-those that bloom is sweet autumn
Richardis70 On December 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Cutting start.
Lioba On May 11, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
I bought this clematis from Walmart a couple of years ago, May 5, 2015. I had no money to invest in my yearly perennial but I saw this dried up discounted plant and bought it.

I didn't do any research. I didn't know anything about it except what it should look like, generically. I planted it right away.

Every year I would check to see if it was alive. It was but I never saw any flowers. This year I looked early and it has grow exponentially. Flowers maybe this year!

I also created a better suited environment for it. Come to find out I didn't plant it in a bad spot.
Nutgrass On March 26, 2019 Maintenance performed
grown about 2 foot already
Nutgrass On March 8, 2019 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On January 22, 2021 Seeds sown
WS - Jug 21 - From Angel's garden.
MrsBinWY On June 14, 2020 Transplanted
5 around the Mountain Ash stump on 6-14-2020
MrsBinWY On July 21, 2019 Potted up
On 7-21-2019, potted up 10 seedlings.
WebTucker On May 23, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Tagged wrong by Calif_Sue May 29, 2012 12:10 AM 3
Not Rooguchi by bearsearch Apr 17, 2014 2:41 PM 3
Could it be... by pirl Sep 17, 2014 1:47 PM 12
Wrong ID? by Calif_Sue Apr 25, 2015 9:38 AM 0
id ? by bamira Jun 9, 2015 10:35 PM 3
The Leaves Do not Look Right by Chillybean Oct 24, 2015 12:58 AM 7
Clematis ID? by Calif_Sue Feb 19, 2017 3:29 AM 1
Clematis ID? by Calif_Sue Jan 31, 2017 8:07 PM 2
Gorgeous duo! by Calif_Sue Jul 15, 2021 12:57 PM 7
Whoa Nelly! by HamiltonSquare Jun 14, 2018 12:16 AM 2
Beautiful bloom! by plantladylin Apr 24, 2020 5:51 PM 1
Not Jackmanii by Calif_Sue May 19, 2020 3:09 PM 2

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