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

Common names
  • Clematis
Also sold as:
  • Elsie Spath
  • Elsa Sp├Ąth
  • Elsa Spaeth

Photo Gallery
Location: southeast Ohio
Date: 2016-04-30
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-26
Location: in my garden
Date: 2017-04-19

Date: 2021-04-13
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-04

Date: 2022-03-25
Photo by BlissfulGarden

At Regans nursery

Date: c. 1938
photo from the 1938 catalog, James I. George & Son, Fairport, New
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-05-12
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-19
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2014-04-19

Date: 2017-05-29
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-04-26
Location: In backyard garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-5-26
Beautiful color
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-19
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-04

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In backyard garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-5-26
Growing up the trellis
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Gorgeous Clematis ! by PeggyC Apr 29, 2018 4:16 PM 2

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