Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’)
KLEM-ah-tiss
Genus:  Clematis
'Nellie Moser' is easy to grow, producing large, flat flowers 6 to 8 inches in diameter with distinctive, gleaming lilac bars on each petal. This clematis blooms from May to late June, with a second, less profuse bloom in mid-August. Planted in a shady spot, the cheery pink-and-mauve-striped blossoms last for weeks instead of days.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Will grow mostly anywhere with support.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained, soil with abundant organic matter. Thrives in a sunny spot but will still bear colorful flowers and keep their delicate color longer in the shade. When growing it against a shady, north-facing wall or fence, paint the surface a light color to reflect sunlight back to the plant. Prune only if needed, as it blooms on the previous year's canes. Plant with the top of the root ball 3 to 5 inches below the surface and provide strong support.
Propagation:  Root softwood cuttings in spring, semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.
Problems:  Wilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, aphids can occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink,
Purple
Uses
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Vines

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