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Clematis viticella ‘Alba Luxurians’

Clematis viticella 'Alba Luxurians'

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‘Alba Luxurians’ is a very tough, late-flowering climber with small flowers that open from midsummer to late autumn. White blossoms are sometimes faintly tinged with mauve when young, and are open, bell-shaped, single, and 2 to 3 inches across. Foliage is slightly gray-green.

CareGrow in sun or shade. The heat may cause some of the leaves to turn brown. Grow in fertile, well-drained but moist, acidic soil with abundant organic matter. Plant with the top of the root ball 3 to 5 inches below the surface and provide strong support.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

ProblemsWilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, and aphids can occur.

  • Genus : Clematis
  • Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
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