‘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 CharacteristicsWill grow mostly anywhere with support.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in spring, semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.
ProblemsWilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, aphids can occur.
- Genus : Clematis
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Vines