Clematis 'Kiev'

Clematis 'Kiev'

Clematis

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Flowers
Flowers
Yes
Yes
Yes

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Kiev'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2.5m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

Advertisement

A viticella clematis, Clematis 'Kiev' was bred in Ukraine and named after its capital city. It boasts dark green leaves and long stems bearing dark, velvety purple-red flowers with yellow filaments and purple anthers. It's ideal for growing up an obelisk or trellis in the herbaceous border, as well as being allowed to scramble through small trees and shrubs.

Being a summer-flowering clematis, Clematis 'Kiev' is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Plant
Plant
Yes
Yes
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Prune
Prune
Yes
Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

Advertisement

Find the perfect plant for your garden

Plant type
Flower colour
Sun exposure
Select all