Clematis Niobe

Clematis 'Niobe'

Clematis

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Key Information

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

Height: 2.3m

Spread: 1m

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

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Bred in Poland and introduced to this country in 1975, Clematis 'Niobe' is a popular clematis. It produces its deep claret-red flowers over a long period, from early spring to autumn. It's perfect for training up a trellis or obelisk in a mixed sunny border.

Grow Clematis 'Niobe' in moist but well-drained soil. To enjoy the deepest colouration of these, plant in a shady spot. Falling into Pruning Group Two, remove any dead or weak stems in late winter or early spring and cut remaining stems back to the highest pair of strong-growing buds. As new growth appears in mid-spring, train this to fill any gaps.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • 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

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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