Clematis 'Betty Corning'



Fragrant, Long-Blooming, and So Beautiful!

More tolerant of severe cold and punishing heat than many other Clematis.

Boasting a venerable heritage, Betty Corning is a Clematis with the dignity and standing of royalty. It first debuted in 1932 and has been capturing hearts across the nation ever since. Spring brings out Betty's new bronze hued foliage which adds charming understated interest to any already lush garden. Not to be outdone, the summer sun teases out Betty's blue-violet bells and the sweet perfume that accompanies them. Never denying a chance to soar, this Clematis will eagerly climb anything it can get its tendrils on - lampposts, fences, and even other shrubs! Preferring overhead sun and shaded roots, a good mulching will keep Betty happy all season long. Zones 4-9. Pruning Group III.


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Genus Clematis
Species viticella
Variety 'Betty Corning'
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Fall
Clematis Pruning Group 3
Habit Vining
Plant Height 8 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 4 ft
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Blue, Light Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Bacterial Wilt, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Vines and Climbers, Border, Cut Flowers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 18, 2019

Bloomed their first season

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted three of these from Wayside. They bloomed the first season and climbed right up a fence in a pretty shady location.

Alex from MA
June 19, 2018

Hardy, Prolific Clematis

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had my heirloom clematis from Wayside for about 10 years. It's a foundation planting on the South side of the house in North Texas (Zone 7). This clematis delivers year after year with a mass of soft purple nodding bells in spring. It continues to bloom summer (lightly here because of 100+ temps) and then more blooms in the fall when it cools off some. No fragrance to mention. It's a very dense vine and needs to be on a very sturdy support. We have high wind and I have had to replace my supports twice because they bend completely over. I figured out the secret is to prune it all the way back to main trunks each January. Be patient. It did take a couple of years to establish enough for lots of blooms.

TMarie from TX
March 20, 2017

Betty Corning Clematis

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Love how quickly it grows in the spring. Heavy bloomer at first then lesser during the whole summer! I cut it back ever spring. Handles the cold NH weather.

Avid gardener, garden club member, work in our town gardens. from NH

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