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Clematis 'Princess Diana' (Princess Diana clematis)

Clematis 'Princess Diana' Clematis 'Princess Diana' Photo/Illustration: www.gardenvines.com


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Clematis 'Princess Diana' Common Name: Princess Diana clematis Genus: Clematis

'Princess Diana' is a steady bloomer from midsummer into early fall. Its compact habit makes it a good choice for large containers, but it will be just as happy in your perennial border.

 

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Care: 'Princess Diana' is a Group 3 clematis and should be pruned back hard each year in late winter or early spring.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Container, Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Vines

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