Clematis 'The President'

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The President Clematis is an early blooming deciduous climbing perennial vine with dark green foliage that blooms first on old wood then again on new wood.  The large deep purple-blue flowers with red tipped anthers bloom first in early spring and again in late summer.  Prefers full sun and moist well-drained soil.  Needs support.

Type: 

Perennial, Vine

Height: 

8’ - 10’

Spread: 

2’ - 4'

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Susceptible to wilt and stem rot, which can be fatal.  Other potential diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spots, and rust. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. If possible, plant the roots in the area with afternoon shade and climb the foliage into full sun for best results.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens,  Naturalized AreasTrellises and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: AsterRoseIris

Image: Wouter HagensClematis The president ACC BY-SA 3.0

 

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