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Early, Large-flowered Clematis 'Bourbon'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bourbon
Additional cultivar information:(aka Evipo018)
Hybridized by Evison-Olesen
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Early Large-flowered


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:



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


Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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


Middlebury, Connecticut

Ellicott City, Maryland

Southold, New York

Austin, Texas

Spring, Texas

Willis, Texas

Amelia Court House, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 2, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Clematis 'Bourbon' is a new cultivar in Raymond Evsion's 2006 Patio Clematis Collection. This Clematis is ideal for growing in containers. 'Bourbon's' red-purple flowers with bright yellow stamen bloom along the stems instead of setting one flower at the end. Prune down to about 6" after this Clematis has flowered for a show of color later in the season.