Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' White Clematis

Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' White Clematis

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An Early Large-Flowered Variety | Cold Hardy to Zone 4
SKU v2490
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Key Characteristics

4 - 11

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' White Clematis

Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' epitomizes botanical elegance, gracing gardens with its stunning display of white flowers from late spring to late summer. As a showy, perennial clematis, it captivates with its large-flowered charm and vigorous growth, making it a true garden favorite. The plant showcases an abundance of pure white double flowers, each measuring 4 to 6 inches in diameter, adorned with a center boss of delicate filaments and creamy stamens. These blooms, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds, continue to enchant with successive waves of semidouble or single-petaled flowers.

This deciduous woody vine exhibits a moderately vigorous growth habit, boasting bright green leaves that retain their freshness throughout the season. The timeless adage about clematis' growth rings true: "The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap." Whether climbing vine structures or gracefully meandering along the ground, Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' adds vertical interest and charm to any garden landscape.

Cold-hardy and disease-resistant, Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' thrives in cool, moist, well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. By following the principle of "feet in the shade, head in the sun," optimal growth and blooming are ensured. With proper site selection and care, this white clematis variety flourishes, offering a stunning visual display while remaining deer resistant.

Classified as a Group 2 large-flowered clematis, Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh' benefits from moderate pruning in late winter to early spring before the blooming season begins. This pruning regimen helps rejuvenate the plant and encourages prolific blooming. Additionally, deadheading spent flowers promotes continuous flowering throughout the growing season.

Enhance your garden landscape with the timeless elegance of Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh', a true embodiment of botanical grace and charm. Whether adorning arbors, pergolas, trellises, walls, fences, borders, beds, or containers, this white clematis variety adds a touch of sophistication and beauty to any outdoor space.

Knowing the type of clematis vine you have will help you cultivate vibrant and healthy clematis plants. Follow our expert advice that includes Clematis Planting and General Care as well as How to Prune Clematis with instructions for each type of clematis vine. Using these growing tips will ensure a stunning display in your garden season after season.

Product Details

Genus Clematis
Species hybrid
Variety 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Vining
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Clematis Pruning Groups Group 2
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Arches, Double Blooms, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Trellises
Uses Baskets, Border, Containers, Vines and Climbers
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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