Large Flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Solina'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Solina
Hybridized by Franczak
Registered or introduced: circa 1996
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Group:

Viticella

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellicott City, Maryland

Denton, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Willis, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 5, 2008, rosethyme from Denton, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This one is a bloom machine for me. Got it just last season and it put on a nonstop glorious show of blooms. Definitely in my top 10 of favorites.

Positive

On Oct 25, 2006, JeanneTX from Willis, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I planted this Viticella in Spring of 2006 and it outperformed my wildest expectations. I managed to get 3 bloom periods from her by "Hard Pruning" ..Definitely two thumbs up on this one!

Positive

On Mar 5, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bred by Stefan Franczak (Poland). A lovely viticella Clematis with lilac flowers and pale yellow anthers. Prune in early Spring & fertilize with a slow release fertilizer every April.