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‘Nelly Moser’ clematis

Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Clematis 'Nelly Moser' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

‘Nellie Moser’ is easy to grow, producing large, flat flowers 6 to 8 inches in diameter with distinctive, gleaming lilac bars on each petal. Planted in a shady spot, this clematis blooms from May to late June, with a second, less profuse bloom in mid-August. Its 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 spots but will still bear colorful flowers that 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

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