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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Kiri Te Kanawa
Hybridized by Fretwell; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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Group:
Early Large-flowered

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
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 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Double

Bloom Diameter:
Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:
Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By serpentine layering

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This gorgeous large deep blue double blooming Clematis is named for the famous Japanese opera singer. Parentage is "Chalcedony" x "Beauty of Worcester" and raised by Barry Fretwell (UK) in 1986.

Regional...

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

South China, Maine
Ellicott City, Maryland
Eagle, Michigan
Ackerman, Mississippi
Lincoln, Nebraska (2 reports)
Campbell Hall, New York
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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