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Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

‘Nelly Moser’ features profuse, showy, eight-sepaled, 7-8″ diameter, pale mauve pink flowers (sepals have reddish pink center stripes) with purplish brown anthers cover this vine in summer. Bloom on this cultivar comes primarily from the previous year’s stems in late spring, but also occurs in a second flush later in the summer on the new (current year’s) growth. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads.┬áThis vine grows best in a fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil. A choice site is a key to the success of establishing this perennial; roots should be kept cool and moist. This is a moderately fast-growing variety of Clematis.┬áThe Clematis performs best when sufficient moisture is given and the base of the plant is kept cool. Plant in a sunny location but cover the root zone with mulch or stone. Prune the first spring after planting to 6-12″ from the ground.

Clematis is a genus of over 250 species, most of which are woody to semi-woody deciduous vines climbing by twining leaf stalks or in some cases trailing over support, but in a few cases grow as freestanding or sprawling herbaceous perennials and small deciduous or evergreen shrubs. Most have flat, cupped or bell-shaped flowers. Some plants feature ornamental fluffy seed heads in autumn. Plants bear opposite, simple to compound leaves which are usually deciduous but sometimes evergreen. Compound leaves range from lobed to trifoliate to biternate to pinnate to bipinnate. Clematis is native to both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres including Europe, the Himalayas, China, Australasia, North America and Central America.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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CL214BAG Clematis 'Nelly Moser' 5 11 $26.75
Retail-Ready Packages
CL810000 Clematis Assortment 25 13 $106.25
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Plant Details +

Size Root established in 2-1/2" square plastic pots
Height 8-12'
Spacing 4'
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Leaves are opposite and widely spaced on thin vines with tendrils for entwining
Flower Pale pink petals with carmine central bars
Bloomtime May - June, September

General Information +

Botanical: Clematis x Nelly Moser

Common: Languinosa Group Clematis

Family: Ranunculaceae

General Characteristics: Clematis may be planted and trained to cover walls, trellis, posts, fences, arbors or to cover rocky sites. It will need support. Prefers a rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6-6.5. Clematis do best in neutral or slightly alkaline soils, but they are somewhat adaptable. If you have very acid soil, try to add some calcium when you plant. If you want to grow really good clematis you should incorporate a little lime in the planting holes. Roots should be planted in a cool moist environment, while the vine itself should be in the sun. Root area should be protected. They require 1" of water a week. 'Nelly Moser' is one of the best-known varieties of Clematis. Distinctive color of soft eye-catching pink and carmine bar down each petal.

Clematis Repeat Blooming: GROUP B: These are early double and semi-double mid-season cultivars. They bloom mid June and if healthy they will bloom again around September in a smaller show of color. These bloom on the new growth that is produced from old buds produced on stems from the previous season. If they are pruned to the ground, they will bloom, but will miss the big and beautiful early flower period. Remove dead and weak stems in February or March, leaving the best of last year's buds. Once they finish blooming, cut the plant back to 16" to encourage new growth for fall flowering.

Use: Clematis can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch, lamppost or other stationary structure. They provides good architectural height and framework for small gardens. They can also be planted to sprawl over and through shrubs, scramble over old stumps or simply as a ground cover in conjunction with other flowering perennials. Containers.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to wilt/stem rot (can be fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. Deer Resistant and Resistant to Walnut Toxicity, Aphids, Clematis Borer, Stem Rot and Slugs

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. The profuse flowering habit will provide a blanket of color over the area of choice.