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CLEMATIS 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Image of Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

James H. Schutte

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

CLEMATIS 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Plant Common Name

Clematis, Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis

General Description

Duchess of Edinburgh clematis is a deciduous woody vine that bears large double white flowers from late spring to early summer. The vine attaches to supports via the clasping stems of its trifoliate yellow-green leaves.

Plant this clematis in full sun and fertile, cool, well-drained soil. Tie it loosely to its support until it starts to attach to it. Flower buds develop from the previous year’s growth, so confine any winter or spring pruning to dead, weak, or unwanted stems. As with most clematis, this selection adds a vertical element to the garden and looks best when trained on a fence, trellis or pergola.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No