These colorful, striped sepals will draw attention, so plant your Carnival Spirit collection wherever you want to bring the party. And for added interest, Fragrant Star is one of the few scented large-flowered clematis. We're proud to present such an entertaining trio. In fact, there's never been so many varieties from this series on offer from the same place as there from Spring Hill Nurseries right now. Vancouver Clematis are the perfect blend of modern and classic. They're bred from heritage genetics--classic styles, shapes and colors. However, as a new generation, they exhibit stronger disease resistance, free flowering and extraordinary garden performances. And these three are some of the most exciting, colorful varieties of the whole series. Here's a lovely place to feature Carnival Spirit--the modern, compact habits makes it possible to use these in container gardening. Includes Clematis 'Fragrant Star', 'Cotton Candy' and 'Deborah Dahl'
Carnival Spirit Clematis Collection is in the YELLOW pruning category. It blooms best on old wood, but it can also bloom on new wood. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering. See our Stoplight Pruning Guide for more information.
Flowering Date:Blooms in late spring with a second flush in fall.
Planting Instructions:Provide shade for Clematis roots by planting annuals or shallow rooted perennials near the base of the plant, mulching, or set a large flat paving stone over the root zone.
Winter Care:Apply a winter mulch around the base of the plant, especially in colder climates. Remove the mulch in early spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast, once established.
Foliage Type:Medium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
Pruning:In our EZ Pruning Guide, these varieties are in the YELLOW category. They bloom best on old wood, but can also bloom on new wood. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.
Soil Requirement:Good drainage is important. Prefers rich, well-drained, moist soil.
Watering Requirement:Water weekly or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Additional Information:Part of the Clematis Vancouver™ Series bred by Clearview Horticultural.