Clematis Omoshiro
Clematis Omoshiro

Clematis Omoshiro

From Japan comes the elegant Omoshiro Clematis, a hybrid Clematis with exquisite, large 5-7”, white blossoms which are flushed with magenta pink at the margins and on the reverse side. As the delicate petals unfurl, they reveal a large center of deep purple stamens. Named for the Japanese word “omoshiro” which directly translates to white face, however it is closely related to the word “omoshioi” which means interesting or fascinating. Both words beautifully describe this breathtaking Clematis. 

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 Omoshiro

Common Name


Bloom Color

Pink, White

Bloom Time

Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color


Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun






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


Average, Clay, Moist, Rich, Well Drained

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.