Common Name Height Bloom Time

Bloom Color/

Pruning Type

Asao 6-9′ May,Jun, Aug Rosy Pink/2 Sun
  Bee’s Jubilee 10-12′ Late Spring Summer White with pink bars/2 Sun
  Diamantina 6-8′ Late Spring, Summer Double Purple/2 Sun-Part Shade
  Empress 6′ May-June, August Double Pink/2 Sun
 Clematis-Ernest-Markham-red-granite-farm-boone-iowa Ernest Markham 8-16′ Jun-July-Aug-Oct Magenta Red/2 Sun-Part Shade
  Fireworks 8-10′ May-Jun/Aug-Sept Purple with red central bar/2 Sun
Jackmanii 8-12′ June-Oct Single, Deep Purple/3 Sun
  Mrs. Nelly Thompson 6-9′ May-June/Sept Purple with scarlet bar/2 Sun-Part Shade
  Nubia 5′ June-Sept Red/3 Sun
Clematis-Piilu-red-granite-farm-boone-iowa Piilu 4-6′ Spring-Fall Light Pink with dark bar/1 Sun
  Pink Champagne 10-15′ May-Jun/Aug-Sept Pink w/ darker margins/2 Sun
  Rouge Cardinal 8-12′ July-Sept Crimson/3 Sun-Part Shade
  Sarah Elizabeth 4-5′ Late Spring-Fall Pink/2 Sun-Part Shade
  Silver Moon 8-10′ June-August Silvery Mauve/2 Full-Part Shade
  Sunset 8-10′ May-Sept Dark Velvet Red/2 Sun
Sweet Autumn 15-20′ Fall White in clusters/3 Sun


The President

8-12′ June-Sept Deep Purple/2 Sun
  Tranquilite 4-5′ Late Spring-Summer Pale Blue-White Shade
 Clematis-VenosaViolacea-red-granite-farm-boone-iowa Viticella Venosa Violacea 8-9′ July-Sept White with purple veins/3 Sun-Part Shade
Violet Stardust (Bush Clematis) 24-26″ June, August Violet Blue Sun-Part Sun
Clematis-rugoshi-red-granite-farm-boone-iowa i. rugoshi (Bush Clematis)  3′ Spr-Sum Deep Violet Blue Part Sun

Clematis prefer full sun (except where noted) but need to have their roots shaded. Achieve this by planting a low growing perennial at the base of the plant. It is always best to mulch with compost or organic mulch rather than rock. Keep your Clematis well watered; do not allow it to dry out. Clematis have specific pruning types, listed above. How to prune each type is listed below.

Type 1-

Type 2—All first flowering comes from the previous season’s growth. In spring when you see buds begin to swell, cut off all dead material above live buds.

Type 3—These bloom on all new growth. Prune back to 12–18″ in early spring before growth appears.