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Clematis: Clematis 'Niobe'

Botanical name: Clematis 'Niobe'

Common name: clematis

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Planted
1
time

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, clay
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 5a thru 8b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, poisonous, climber

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description for "Clematis: Clematis 'Niobe'"

'Niobe,' a new variety, has already made a good name for itself. Flower color is almost black-red when newly opened, changing to bright red. The creamy stamens make for a sharp contrast. Flower size is about 6 inches, smaller at season's end. 'Niobe' is a member of Groups 2a and 2b (Groups B1 and B2) – prune only after flowering, to shape, or to remove dead wood. The Group 2 clematis flowers on wood produced the previous season AND on the current year’s growth. However, the Group 2 differs from Group 1 in that they flower both in the spring and then again either intermittently through the summer (Group 2b) or in the fall (Group 2a). To encourage additional blooms, Group 2 clematis should be deadheaded after the initial spring bloom. Provide full sun to part shade and consistent moisture. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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