This vine does double-duty: it not only covers fences and walls for lush, beautiful screening up to 8' tall, but it also attracts butterflies and pollinators with its sizable flowers. The white flower heads (which grow up to 5" in diameter) will bloom all along the vines from spring to fall. At first, the flowers emerge pale, buttery yellow with green bars down the center of each overlapping petal—and then fade to creamy white with yellow central bars. Plant in well-drained, moisture-retentive soil in partial shade. Be sure to avoid the afternoon sun! Harsh rays can damage the color in the delicate petals. Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'
PruningPrune in late winter or early spring. Remove dead and weak shoots. Cut the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.
Winter CareApply a winter mulch, after the ground freezes, in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove most of the mulch in early spring, but keep 2-3" to keep the ground moist and shaded.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsSet the plant 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage production of strong shoots. Firm soil around plant and water thoroughly. Make sure base and roots are completely shaded.
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