Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Moser et Fils
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
USDA Zone 10
USDA Zone 11
Plant Group: Patens
Typical Plant Size: Typically 8 to 10 feet
Pruning Group: Group 2 - Optional, light pruning after flowering
Bloom Diameter: Medium - between 4 to 6 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Pale Pink hue
Bar or Accent Color (if applicable): Purple bar
Center Color (Anthers): Red anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Prefers partial shade
Tolerates full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Excellent cut flower (strong stem, long vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Very attractive seedheads
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for shaded areas or northern walls

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pale pink with darker pink/mauve bar down the middle of petals
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Belisaire x Marcel Moser

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  • Clematis

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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: March 23, 2020
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2019-03-18
Uploaded by mistyfog
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 12 May 2016
Up close and personal with Nelly on 12 May 2016.
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2016-03-29
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-06-09 
A nice, natural support for the Clematis
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-02

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
Location: Gray Creek, B.C.
Date: 2005-06-18
1:05 pm. Crisp and clear and lovely.

Date: 2014-04-26
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2011-07-24
7-24-11 zone 4 Wisconsin

Date: May 18, 2011 11:51 AM
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2019-04-19
All stretched out in its final days of being open
Location: My garden 
Date: 2023-09-30

Credit florum
Location: Vermont
Date: 2015-06-11

Date: c. 1915
illustration from the Jacks' Climbing Plants, 1915
Location: Gwinnett County, GA

Date: 2015-05-08

Date: 2015-05-08
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2012-0516
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-05-03

Date: 2009-06-23
Credit Hellsgeriatric

Date: March 22, 2011

Date: March 22, 2011
Location: Beneath Crepe Myrtle 'Natchez' in our garden
Date: May 2014
See my Clematis candida image for possible offspring.  After stea
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-18
Clematis 'Nelly Moser' 24W20 13yo Clematis N3 (heirloom) Bi-color
Location: Vermont
Date: 2015-06-10
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2020-06-03
Photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-06
Clematis 'Nelly Moser', 2017, Bi-colored  [Clematis] (Type2-SL-PK
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-05-11
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-21
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-05-02
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2012-0623
Uploaded by mishkab
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 05.14.2017
Location: Canton, OH
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-18
Clematis 'Nelly Moser' 24W20 13yo Clematis N3 (heirloom) Bi-color
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2021-05-12
Location: Gwinnett County, GA
Bloom goes near white as it ages.
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-06
Clematis 'Nelly Moser', 2017, Bi-colored  [Clematis] (Type2-SL-PK
Location: In my front yard
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Home
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2010-0508
Odd first bloom but still beautiful.

Date: March 22, 2011
Location: Home
Location: Mason, NH
Date: 2021-05-26
Photo credit: Rob Duval
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: 3266 Shelly Drive, Seven Hills Ohio. 44131
Date: 2022-05-31
Morning sun, afternoon shade
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2015-05-28
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2019-03-23
Two year old plant is exploding with blooms this year
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-07-04
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-07-07
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2013-0523
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-04-13
Location: RavenCroft Garden
Date: 2012-05-25

Date: March 22, 2011
Location: Mason, NH
Date: 2021-06-02
Photo credit: Rob Duval
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-04-12
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-18
Clematis 'Nelly Moser' 24W20 13yo Clematis N3 (heirloom) Bi-color
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2021-05-24

Been in the garden for 6 years now and always does well for me!
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: 2009-04-29
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-06-03
zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 2016-05-11
Budbreak on 11 May 2016.
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2014-06-08
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2012-0519
Blooming from the earth to the top of the tuteur.
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2011-04-24
Clematis 'Nelly Moser' - close up of flower.
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-16 
Petals fell off, nothing left but the filaments
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2020-06-06
Photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-07-30
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-06
Clematis 'Nelly Moser', 2017, Bi-colored  [Clematis] (Type2-SL-PK
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-05-11
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: JI garden at old pine stump
Date: 2011-0710
Surprise July 10th bloom.

Date: c. 1936
photo from the 1936 catalog, James I. George & Son, Fairport, New
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-10
Size reference

Date: 2009-06-06
Credit Tambako The Jaguar
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18

Another shot
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2019-06-06
photo credit: Robert Duval

Date: 2015-06-11

Date: 2015-06-11

Date: April 2, 2011

Date: March 29, 2010
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-08-04
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2015-06-11
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Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Apr 27, 2014 3:23 PM concerning plant:
    As clematises go, Nelly Moser might be considered a classic. It is widely grown and has been so for a number of years. When well grown, it blooms heavily in the spring and reblooms later with fewer blossoms. Unfortunately, the flowers fade quickly, but it is still very attractive. It can be pruned moderately in early spring and lightly after spring bloom.
  • Posted by Zazinnia (SC - Zone 8a) on May 27, 2016 6:45 PM concerning plant:
    First clematis to bloom in my garden. Grows in semi shady condition. I am always amazed at how large the flowers are.
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 9, 2011 1:52 PM concerning plant:
    I don't know anything about Clematises, but I've planted a few over the years, and 'Nelly Moser' is the only one that has survived and does well here in my zone 9b garden. I've seen really beautiful "Clems" in northern gardens and was so happy to finally find one that will grow in hot, humid Florida! I'm sure 'Nelly Moser' probably performs better in cooler climates, but I'm just happy it's still growing and doing okay in my garden. It was originally planted in full shade beneath a large Schefflera tree, but the winter of 2009/2010 killed the tree, and this Clematis still seems to be happy in full sun. I keep a thick layer of mulch in the flower bed, which helps to keep the roots cool during the heat of summer, but I may end up transplanting it to another shady area because the sun seems to fade the blooms, and I think the blooms are more vivid and much prettier when the plant is grown in shade. I read that this particular Clematis blooms on old canes, so it's never been pruned. It blooms from mid-March through April here in my garden and I consider it an easy, low-maintenance plant.
  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 24, 2013 9:38 AM concerning plant:
    Clematis 'Nelly Moser' is beautiful and long-lived, but the flowering period is not very long.
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coffee filter in fridge for 3 months, then sow & keep in warm, dim place for germination, 1 seed head from 2016 garden; looks like these all rotted
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