Clematis Andromeda

Clematis Andromeda

Named for the daughter of Greek gods, Andromeda bears striking, white flowers with rose pink bars twice during the growing season. Large 5-7”, semi-double flowers appear in late spring to early summer followed by single flowers in late summer and early fall. Showy seed heads continue its display in fall season. This Clematis is easy to grow and vigorous with attractive dark green foliage. 

Plant in rich soil or soil that has been amended with organic matter. This Clematis prefers full sun to light shade. For best results keep consistently watered, especially during blooming.

A member of pruning group 2. In early spring prune off dead or spindly wood, careful not to prune off old good wood or early flowers will be lost. Prune again right after first flush of blooms to encourage second bloom. Prune back some stems one-third to one-half by cutting to large buds or a strong side shoot immediately below the spent blooms.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Andromeda

Common Name

Clematis

Bloom Color

Pink, White

Bloom Time

Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

84-120″

Width

36″

Uses

Arbor, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Hummingbirds, Long Blooming, Trellis

Soil

Average, Clay, Moist, Rich, Well Drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

4-9

Plant Type

Vine

Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.