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Clematis Niobe

Clematis Niobe has prominent dark red flowers that are 5" to 6" across! It looks great on its own or paired with other bright bloomers like Clematis Jackmanii or Clematis H F Young.

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$14.95
pruning2
blooming seasonsummer, spring
ZonesZone 4 - Zone 11
Light Requirementfull sun, partial shade
Habitdeciduous
flower colorred
Clematis Niobe has prominent dark red flowers that are 5" to 6" across! It is a heavy bloomer from late spring to late summer. This clematis is considered to be one of the best reds on the market with its velvety petals and vigorous growing habit. Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993. Clematis Niobe was developed by Wladyslaw Noll in Poland in the 1970s and has become a favorite large flowered hybrid clematis all over the world. Niobe has the curious trait of behaving like a type 3 pruning group clematis when hard pruned. That is, it will delay blooming if hard-pruned instead of being lightly pruned as usual (for type 2). The colors of Clematis Niobe is often described as being garnet rather than red. As with any plant, the flowers will be affected by climate and site as well as time of year. In general, Niobe should be considered a solid performer and an asset to any garden. We have grown it in the ground and containers where it has grown quite well and flowered even when in lower light conditions.
  1. Velvety Review by dan
    Overall Performance

    The velvet shen of the petals is great! This plant stays short for me; shorter than the description suggests. (Posted on 12/8/14)


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All of our Clematis are grown right here at our nursery in north Georgia. Most plants are grown from cuttings, not seed (except where noted), and none are grafted. This assures that you will get a healthy plant that is true to name. 

Each plant will be fully rooted in a true quart size pot with a label and 18" stake as pictured. When your plants arrive, you'll find them packed carefully with natural materials and individually wrapped. The stake is used to protect the plant in transit and may be removed when planting.

We grow many different varieties of Clematis and they will not all look the same when they arrive. Some varieties have small leaves and many branches at this size. Others, like the large-flowered hybrids, may only have a few sets of leaves due to their habit of growth. We prune our plants regularly for their health here at the nursery and to promote branching in the garden so occasionally some plants may be shorter than others when they arrive. This will not affect their ability to adapt to their new home in your garden.

Brushwood takes the time to prepare and ship your plants very carefully. We have successfully shipped thousands of plants all over the continental United States every year for over a decade. For terms and methods of shipment, please see the Shipping information page on the left.

Since we ship such a wide variety of plants to such diverse climates, we ask our customers to choose their delivery date. During checkout, you will select a date suitable to your needs and climate conditions. As such, you will be responsible for choosing an appropriate time to plant in your area. Help is offered at checkout for the selection of a good date for your zone but please consider your individual garden when choosing. Every garden is different. For early spring orders it is important to understand that our plants are not shipped fully dormant and most will be frost tender. Please use the delivery guide at checkout.

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