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Clematis "Niobe"

Clematis 'Niobe' was raised in 1975 and is  moderately vigorous. It is one of the most stunning clematis hybrids available, with large flowers opening as black ruby red velvet. The colour then changes to a brighter shade as it matures. The cream stamens contrast nicely on the rich velvety sepals. It flowers right through the summer, the earlier spring flowers being 15cm (6in) or more.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss)

Cultivar: Niobe
Introduced by Noll 1970

Large Flowering Hybrid

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 4a to 9b

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Other details:

Pruning Groups:
Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Garden View

In the Garden

The Bloom

Multiple Blooms
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