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Hybrids Clematis hybrida

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KLEM-ah-tiss hy-BRID-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Clematis hybrids are derived from two large-flowered clematises that arrived in England in the late 19th century from China. They were used by nurserymen for crossing to make large-flowered hybrids that could be grown commercially. The first of these was ‘Jackmanii’ — created by George Jackman in England at Jackman’s Nursery. Today there may be 1000 Clematis hybrids that bloom spring, summer, and fall in shades of blue, pink, red, white, and purple, yellow, cream and bi-colors that can grow up a trellis or fence, serve as an interesting ground cover, or perform well as a container plant. One of the most spectacular of the flowering vines, clematis is often considered to be the “queen of the vines.”

During a single growing season, a large-flowered hybrid may produce over 100 star or saucer-shaped blossoms ranging in size from 4 to 10 inches in diameter. The flowers may be single, double, or semi-double. 

Pests of clematis vary from slugs, earwigs to deer and rabbit (herbivores only eat young shoots which have not yet developed the toxin).

Clematis hybrids are weak climbers which use twisting petioles as its climbing method.  This plant prefers a pH near 7.0, and the soil should be kept cool (by mulching or overplanting), evenly moist, and well-drained.  it can be a cultivated herbaceous or woody vine and be deciduous or evergreen. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Barbara Harrington'
    Large (5") purple red flowers with gold stamens
  • 'Edith'
    4-6" white/cream/silver blossoms with red anthers
  • 'Henryi'
    Pure white 6-8" flowers
  • 'Marcelina'
    Overlapping dark violet sepals with a broad violet central bar
  • 'Moniuszko'
    Deep violet flowers with 8 tepals with wavy edges. Violet anthers on creamy .filaments
  • 'Nelly Moser'
    Star shaped pink-lilac flowers (to 8") with deeper pink stripe and reddish-pink anthers
  • 'The President'
    large (up to 7") star-shaped violet-blue flowers with white/pink/red anthers
Tags:
#purple#white#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#red flowers#blue flowers#seedheads#spring flowers#winter interest#fall interest#rabbit resistant#black walnut#moist soil#well-drained soil#bicolor#neutral ph#summer flowers#deer resistant#woody vine#herbaceous vine#bell shape#rich soil#star shaped flowers#spring interest#twining vine#urn#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Barbara Harrington'
    Large (5") purple red flowers with gold stamens
  • 'Edith'
    4-6" white/cream/silver blossoms with red anthers
  • 'Henryi'
    Pure white 6-8" flowers
  • 'Marcelina'
    Overlapping dark violet sepals with a broad violet central bar
  • 'Moniuszko'
    Deep violet flowers with 8 tepals with wavy edges. Violet anthers on creamy .filaments
  • 'Nelly Moser'
    Star shaped pink-lilac flowers (to 8") with deeper pink stripe and reddish-pink anthers
  • 'The President'
    large (up to 7") star-shaped violet-blue flowers with white/pink/red anthers
Tags:
#purple#white#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#red flowers#blue flowers#seedheads#spring flowers#winter interest#fall interest#rabbit resistant#black walnut#moist soil#well-drained soil#bicolor#neutral ph#summer flowers#deer resistant#woody vine#herbaceous vine#bell shape#rich soil#star shaped flowers#spring interest#twining vine#urn#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    hybrida
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Climbing
    Dense
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has many small, dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail. Fruit looks like spiral threads in the form a circle.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Star
    Urn
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    6 petals/rays
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    They bloom in late spring to early summer but often again in late summer to early fall. Flowers have 4-8 petal-like parts of various colors, many stamens, and then many small, dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate and pinnately divided. Leaves are slightly heart-shaped (pointed on one side).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. (Poisonous through dermatitis, ingestion, or inhalation. Poisonous parts: All species are toxic, all parts). Symptoms may include: Burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems