PlantsClematisClematis 'Nelly Moser'

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
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Parentage: Belisaire x Marcel Moser


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 9, 2011 1:52 PM

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.

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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Apr 27, 2014 3:23 PM

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.

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Posted by Zazinnia (SC - Zone 8a) on May 27, 2016 6:45 PM

First clematis to bloom in my garden. Grows in semi shady condition. I am always amazed at how large the flowers are.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 24, 2013 9:38 AM

Clematis 'Nelly Moser' is beautiful and long-lived, but the flowering period is not very long.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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id ? by bamira Jun 9, 2015 9:07 PM 2
How do you keep your clem roots cool and shaded? by dbragas Sep 26, 2020 7:37 AM 7
Nelly Moser planted next to Jackmanii stopped blooming by perlina Jul 22, 2020 12:14 AM 0
Can anyone identify this clematis? by EmpressOfIndia Jul 23, 2020 10:49 AM 4
Will jackmanii grow facing south next to a house? by Frillylily Sep 26, 2019 1:01 AM 13
Looking for a companion to Jackmanii by julieseward1 Jun 19, 2019 11:29 AM 8
is this Nelly Moser or dr ruppel or Jubilee by Sheridragonfly Apr 15, 2019 9:53 AM 1
Nelly Moser or Jackmanii for September wedding? by SierraMom May 12, 2018 10:21 PM 3
Any experiences growing Belle of Woking, Proteus, and two Nelly Mosers? by lauriebasler Sep 13, 2017 11:05 PM 5
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2016 Bloom Parade and Chat! by Calif_Sue Feb 15, 2017 11:42 AM 265
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Recognize this one? by piksihk Jun 25, 2019 6:14 PM 15
Volunteers by pirl Jul 26, 2015 7:20 AM 4
All Things Clematis 2015 Photos & Chat! by Calif_Sue Jul 26, 2015 7:09 AM 332
This is the first to bloom - need ID by piksihk May 21, 2014 12:15 PM 1
ID help please by chickhill May 22, 2014 7:42 AM 19
The Spring Show has started by canadanna May 15, 2014 9:59 PM 25
Anyone seeing clematis growth yet? by Cem9165 Apr 29, 2014 7:32 PM 114

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