It is so rare to see a non-vining clematis with these wavy edges, and East River really gives its surprising flowers the spotlight. In addition to the wavy edges, the flowers are large and disk-shaped, open facing and side facing. These big flowers take up more room because East River is a compact plant, so you certainly won't miss the show. The color is consistent, so you can expect this look throughout its growing season. You won't see many gardens with a wavy edged non-vining Clematis, and you won't see many with East River—it's a hard to find variety we're so excited and so lucky to add to our Clematis line. There are a few things you can do with East River. You could let it sprawl through a garden bed or clip it up. You might want to clip up a few of the lateral stems, and leave some sprawling, so you've got this gorgeous flowing display. Feel free to take some blooms in, too, for a cut flower arrangement. It's beautiful in a vase and can be expected to last up to 10 days or even longer (Clematis are best cut when buds are about to open) . CLEMATIS 'ZOEASTRI'
In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the GREEN pruning category. These Clematis bloom on new vines that emerge from the ground each year or stems from near the bottom of older vines. Prune hard in the spring and as often as you like to encourage reblooming and keep the plant as tidy as you like.