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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Franziska Maria'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Franziska Maria

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Late Large-flowered

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

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
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

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

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral kentstar On Jun 6, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted Franziska Marie in fall 2008 and am only now seeing her first blooms! They are a very nice, deep purple. The blooms are not as large as I expected them to be, about 4 inches across. She is a VERY slow grower for me. Even now, she has only a handful of buds and is only about 3 ft tall. I will try one more time hard pruning her after her bloomtime to see is I can fatten up some vining. I'm not very impressed with her growth. I have Crystal Fountain planted at the same time in 2008 that is doing tons better.
Hopefully she gets better with age...


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

San Francisco, California
Stamford, Connecticut
Washington, District Of Columbia
Wichita, Kansas
Dracut, Massachusetts
Muskegon, Michigan
Ravenna, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Charleston, South Carolina
Willis, Texas

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