Expect large, 5-7″ velvety ruby-red flowers with contrasting ivory stamens. Niobe Clematis is another award winning clematis! It’s considered to be one of the best reds on the market and is a vigorous grower. Clematis in general have a wide range of uses from container gardens to formal specimens to ground covers.
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Border (through medium sized shrubs to act as groundcover),
Container gardens (again, to act as groundcover or keep the vine contained),
Cut flower garden (flowers are beautiful and make nice additions to any bouquet),
Espalier (there is not much depth in the z-direction but it grows full in the x and y directions),
Ground cover (for areas where grass can be out of the question or some color is wanted); just don’t trellis it,
Privacy screen (adds beauty and density to a fence or trellis),
Specimen (showy flowers are enough to attract anyone’s attention and create a focal point in any garden),
Urban garden (similar reasoning as espalier, this vine does not take up as much space and can tolerate limited horizontal area as long as there is room for vertical growth),
Woodland garden (while not a native, some species of Clematis are and this variety will still make a nice addition or climb tree trunks if the garden is near the woods)
Deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
This Clematis thrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Bark mulch will help conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish the root system. Fertilize regularly beginning in spring. Pruning time: late winter or early spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom and to stimulate a large flush of new growth. Type 2/Group B pruning – flowers on new and old wood.
Clematis in general have no known serious issues.
Most plants can be prone to common, ornamental (non-lethal) issues caused by various environmental conditions. Clematis may be susceptible to wilt/stem rot (potentially fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust, and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs, snails, scale, and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. Alleviate these common issues with over-the-counter insecticides or pesticides.
Bred in Poland, this cultivar was introduced to the US in 1975. Similar to other varieties, this clematis is toxic to birds, livestock, and people where ingesting the plant can cause irritation to the skin and eyes.
This award-winning vine is renowned for its showy ruby-red blossoms. It won the Award of Garden Merit presented by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
Japanese Maple, Climbing Rose, Daylily, Hydrangea, Butterfly Bush. Japanese Maple (foliage color often compliments flower color, most Clematis are native to Japan and this combination is often grown naturally together). Climbing Rose (flower texture and colors add contrast to the Clematis flowers while maintaining a similar foliage, this is not a plant we sell). Hydrangea (can help fill in the bottom when the vine matures upwards). Butterfly Bush (an additional source of color and also attracts pollinators, while filling in the bottom when Clematis begins to mature upwards).
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These are rough guidelines and may speak generically to our broad customer mix. Not all possible situations are covered. How plants act may be unique to the conditions presented by your landscape. Your landscape should be inspected by a trained professional.