Pillu™ clematis

Clematis 'Kivso'

Photo/Illustration: 
Danielle Sherry
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Pillu™ clematis (Clematis 'Kivso')
Genus:  Clematis
Piilu™ (‘Kivso’), which translates as “little duckling,” has pretty bicolored flowers with pale purplish pink margins and deep pink central bars. I’m particularly impressed by its prodigious flower production—it’s one of the most floriferous clematis I’ve ever grown. The open-faced flowers, 3 to 4 inches wide, are produced from early to late summer and are nicely distributed over the entire plant. The early flowers are supposedly semi-double, but I’ve only seen single flowers on our plants. This is a strong climber, reaching 6 feet tall with a narrow but full habit. For pruning purposes, Piilu™ blooms on old wood, so it can be lumped into group 1 or 2. This also means that it will flower earlier if there is no winter injury to the stems. -Richard Hawke, Big blooming clematis, Fine Gardening #146, page 51
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Brush-stroke coloring on flower petals.
Care:  Prune Piilu as a group 1 or 2 clematis.

Overview

Height
6 ft.
Spread
Indefinite yet narrow habit
Growth Habit
Climbs
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Green
Type
Vines

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