Early, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Kiri Te Kanawa
Hybridized by Fretwell
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.