Let's bring some levity into the garden show—Phyllis is whimsical and cheerful in its dark and light pinstripes. And unlike other pink bicolors or two tones, this actually does look distinctly pinstriped. If you keep last year's vines—clipping vines up securely in fall can help give them that winter protection—you'll get beautiful fully double, disc-shape flowers, which are mesmerizing with the stripes. The plant will hover around a compact to medium size, which looks nice in a patio container or in the middle of a border on a medium-size obelisk. It'll do just fine in partial sun to partial shade. And if you can't get enough of these flowers, add some to your fresh-cut arrangement, it's an excellent, long-lasting cut flower. Phyllis was bred in New Zealand from renowned Clematis breeder, Peer Sorensen. It's not seen often in the USA yet, so you'll be one of the first to grow this memorable specimen. CLEMATIS 'YAKU010A' PP23887
In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the YELLOW pruning category. It blooms best on old vine. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.