- Botanical Name:Clematis ‘Josephine’
- Height:8 – 12 Feet
- Spacing:4 – 6′
- Depth:Provide shade for their roots by over planting with annuals or shallow rooted perennials, set a large flat paving stone over root zone, or mulching.
- Spread:4 – 6′
- Light Required:Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Color:Cream, Pink and slight lilac coloring.
- Blooms:Mid summer to early fall for several weeks.
- Form:Deciduous vine.
- Flower Form:Up to 5″ rosette form with double petals.
- Soil Requirements:Good drainage is important. Fertile, moisture retentive soil.
- Growth Rate:Slow to establish, don’t give up too early. Fast once established to location.
- Pruning:This variety blooms on old wood – prune lightly after flowering.
- Foliage:Opposite, pinnate, leaflets ovate slightly pubescent beneath.
- Comments:Striking lilac pink double blooms begin in mid summer. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Well-liked by butterflies, this striking lilac-white double bloom begins in mid-summer and lasts several weeks through early fall. Its decorative vines easily cover trellises, arbors, decorative vine supports or fences. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2002. Bareroot. Zones 3-8.