Clematis 'Elsa Spaeth' in the Clematis Database

Also sold as:
Elsa Spath
Elsie Spath

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: L. Spaeth
Country of Origin: Germany
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
Typical Plant Size: Other: Typically 6-10 feet
Pruning Group: Group 2 - Optional, light pruning after flowering
Bloom Diameter: Large - between 6 to 8 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Deep Blue hue
Center Color (Anthers): Red anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Excellent cut flower (strong stem, long vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for a container
Good choice for shaded areas or northern walls
Good choice for very cold climates
Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Location: in my gardenDate: 2017-04-19
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At Regans nursery
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-04-19
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-04-04
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-05-12
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Location: At a local nurseryDate: 2014-04-19
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Date: 2017-05-29
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-04-26
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-04-19
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Gorgeous Clematis ! by PeggyC Apr 29, 2018 4:16 PM 2
How do you keep your clem roots cool and shaded? by dbragas Sep 26, 2020 7:37 AM 7
Newbie looking for clematis advice - wilt or something else? by dbragas Nov 7, 2020 9:41 AM 4
Is this Ramona? by piksihk May 25, 2017 1:40 PM 12
Blooms and Chat! by Calif_Sue Jun 25, 2020 6:27 PM 351
Recognize this one? by piksihk Jun 25, 2019 6:14 PM 15
Anyone seeing clematis growth yet? by Cem9165 Apr 29, 2014 7:32 PM 114
What is your Favorite CLEMATIS? by sandnsea2 Jun 8, 2020 4:30 PM 82

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