At 8 to 12 feet tall, this vine is a great size for patio tubs, mailboxes, and twining through Roses!


Niobe Clematis

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Clematis 'Niobe'

Masses of 4- to 6-inch blooms from early summer 'til fall! Velvety texture and deep, rich color!
Like crushed velvet, the huge midnight-red blooms of 'Niobe' glow with rich color, brilliantly offset by a slender, prominent center of bright yellow. Simply the best red Clematis we know, 'Niobe' is floriferous and blooms over a long summer season on compact, manageable 8- to 12-foot vines. Just the right size for the mailbox, pillar, or container of any type, 'Niobe' dazzles from the moment the buds open -- the blooms are initially nearly black, then mature to deep ruby! Unforgettable!

Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply a generous mulch or a shallow-rooted groundcover near the base of the vine. Very reliable performers once established, they take a season or two to get going. 'Niobe' is a Group II Clematis for pruning purposes, which means that in early spring you should cut back the vine 6 or 8 inches to the nearest pair of strong leaf axil buds.

Genus Clematis
Variety 'Niobe'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Vining
Plant Height 8 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 6 ft - 10 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Season Summer
Light Requirements Part Shade
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Vines and Climbers, Ornamental
Restrictions Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Josie from VA wrote (July 16, 2013):
This is the first time I have used this company. I was searching for some new clematis' and found a great variety and a good price on line. I will definitely be back for more plants for my gardens!
Get the Best Blooms from your Clematis

You’ll find Clematis pruning groups for your specific variety listed in the descriptions in our catalog and online. Follow the pruning guidelines below to get the best bloom show out of your Clematis.

Clematis Pruning Guide

Group I:

(Bloom in early spring from buds set the previous season on old wood; doesn’t die back in winter)

Prune only when needed, after bloom in spring.


Group II:

(Usually includes rebloomers that produce flowers on old wood in late spring/early summer and often bloom again on new wood in late summer or fall)

In March, remove dead wood and cut the remaining stems 6 to 8 inches to a pair of strong buds.


Group III:

(Bloom on new wood in the summer and fall; dies to the ground over winter)


Each year in March, prune all stems back to a strong set of buds 12 inches from the ground.

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