Shade Loving Clematis

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Clematis alpina ‘Pink Flamingo,’ Alpine Clematis.  Cherished for being one of the earliest and  most profusely flowering.  Dangling mauve pink flowers with a deep pink blotch are followed by decorative, silky seed heads.  Wonderful as groundcovers, cascading over walls, and climbing in trees and shrubs.  They bloom on old wood, therefore any pruning should be performed right after flowering.  That it does not require pruning makes it perfect as a groundcover or where pruning is difficult.  




Clematis paniculata (terniflora), Sweet Autumn Clematis.  10-20'; clusters of creamy white sweetly scented flowers Sept.-Oct.; feathery seedheads; cut back half way; does well in sun or shade. 






Clematis viticella ‘Venosa Violacea, ’ Italian Clematis. 4-5" flowers of white background with purple veins throughout, turning all purple on the edges.  Very distinctive.  Cut back hard in spring.







‘Alabast.’  Large creamy pale green flower has an attractive round shape.  Blooms May-June and August.  Does well in shady areas out of full sun.  Premium variety.






‘Multi-Blue.’  Very double dark blue to purple 4-5” flowers.  Blooms late spring to early summer and again late summer on to fall, but always double flowers.  Considered one of the best double flowering Clematis!  Remove dead wood in spring.  Blooms on both old and new wood.  Best in light shade.






‘Nelly Moser.’  Mauve blossoms with a deep lilac bar and red anthers.  Blooms May-June and August-September.  Thrives in shade.  Free flowering.  Reaches 10’ tall. 







‘Silver Moon.’  Very large 6”-7” silvery –mauve flowers.  Flowers have creamy-white anthers, and overlapping petals.  Blooms June, July and late August.  Does well in full to partial shade.






‘Sugar Candy.’  Repeat bloomer for the shade.  Huge, 7” luscious pink with deeper pink strip down the middle of each petal blooms are produced in lavish abundance during two big flushes, first in early summer and again in fall.  Best grown where not exposed to direct sunlight.  Cut back to 12” in March.



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