Clematis Avant-Garde

Clematis Avant-Garde

Avant-Garde Clematis will delight you for months with striking 2″ flowers with a central pompom of rosy pink that are backed by  petals of velvety ruby red. A vigorous free-flowering plant, its extravagant blooms and graceful habit bring great style and color to all gardens. “I have this in bright shade–no direct light–and it blooms its head off,” reports a Sugar Creek gardener. Avant-Garde Clematis blooms July through September. A member of the exceptional Festoon series.

A member of pruning group 3. Pruning—Avant-Garde Clematis blooms on new wood, prune hard in spring to a pair of buds about 18″ above ground.



Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Avant-Garde

Common Name


Bloom Color

Pink, Red

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color


Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun






Arbor, Cut Flower, Long Blooming, Trellis


Average, Fertile, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent



Plant Type


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.