Early, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Kingfisher'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Kingfisher
Additional cultivar information:(PP18104; Evipo037)
Hybridized by Olesen-Evison
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Group:

Early Large-flowered

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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 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:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

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

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Brick, New Jersey

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 26, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Definitely blue.

Positive

On Jul 13, 2009, Lynda_45 from Jacksonville, NC (Zone 8b) wrote:

I'm a total novice to "Clems",but when I received this one, it was already the lorgest one out of four. Shortly after that, it bloomed.This "Kingfisher" was the only one, except for the "Niobe" that bloomed so quickly.I love the color "True blue"