Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Francisque Morel
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4 - with winter protection only
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9 - partially shaded areas only
Typical Plant Size: Typically 10 to 15 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Medium - between 4 to 6 inches
Medium/Large - typically 6 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Red/Magenta/Burgundy hue
Bar or Accent Color (if applicable): Pink bar
Center Color (Anthers): Yellow 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
Additional Information: Free-flowering (very floriferous)
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for hot climates

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 10-12 ft.
Plant Spread: 3-4 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Common names
  • Clematis

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Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA
Date: 2021-05-28

Date: 2016-04-08
Location: White fence
Date: 2013-06-26
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-09
In a neighbors garden.
Location: White fence
Date: 2012-0519
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 9, 2014
Close Up View
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 4-25-2022
Stunning this year

Date: July 2009
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 18, 2014
A Single Bloom
Location: At a local nursery
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-05-05
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2020-04-24
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2022-04-11
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2021-04-25
Location: My garden, Baltimore MD
Date: 2018-05-28

Date: 2014-05-19
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA
Date: 2021-10-19
rebloom in mid-October
Photo by paulaf
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2016-07-06
Location: White fence
Date: 2012-0526
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-05-04
Location: My Place
Date: June 19, 2013
Close-Up On Fence
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-07-03

Date: 2004-05-30
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: At a local nursery
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-25
Photo by canadanna
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2016-04-11
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-07-14
Location: White fence
Date: 2011-0708
Location: At a local nursery
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-25
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Location: Mountain City, Tx
Date: 2013
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-05-10
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-07-17
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Photo by sequoia

Credit florum
Location: Friend's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2010-06-28
7:40 pm. A Clematis with many different moods.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-07-10
Location: White fence
Date: 2011-0708
Location: mid-TN
Date: 04-21-17
First opening, to show initial color
Location: NJ
Date: 2012-05-17
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by Kell

Date: c. 1938
photo from the 1938 catalog, James I. George & Son, Fairport, New
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-05-12
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2018-04-26
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-07-17
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-04-09
Location: mid-TN
Date: 2017-04-25
Bloom with hand for size comparison
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-19
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by Kell
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-04-23
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-05-12
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-05-07
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Photo by sequoia
Comments:
  • Posted by Zazinnia (SC - Zone 8a) on May 27, 2016 6:43 PM concerning plant:
    Extremely generous with blooms. First blooms are much larger than later ones. I cut mine back hard last year and it has rebounded and flowered more than ever.
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 29, 2022 3:59 PM concerning plant:
    A good Clematis to grow in the north, * 'Ville de Lyon', was noted for its 5-inch-diameter brilliant crimson flowers from late May to July and again in September on vigorous, 7-foot-tall vines. The variety showed no signs of wilt.
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jan 7, 2012 7:54 AM concerning plant:
    A beautiful clematis to grow through evergreen shrubs. In early summer it has medium to large flowers, later in the summer the flowers are a bit smaller. The tepals are slightly recurved.

    Parentage: 'Viviand Morel' x c. Texensis'
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 24, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On October 6, 2018 Obtained plant
Mercer swap -
piksihk On July 11, 2016 Transplanted
HW back fence
piksihk On April 16, 2015 Bloomed
only one little bloom:( may have to move it
Richardis70 On January 28, 2016 Obtained plant
Set in hot bed, I have 4.
AndreA33 On May 3, 2016 Bloomed
AndreA33 On April 10, 2015 Obtained plant
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SuperHappyCamper On February 10, 2022 Obtained plant
Purchased from WM.
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Untitled by mattsmom Apr 29, 2012 6:49 AM 2
(Clematis 'Ville de Lyon') by carolyn22 by virginiarose Jun 22, 2013 3:08 PM 4

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