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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Ilka'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ilka
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kivilka)
Hybridized by Kivistik; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Group:
Early Large-flowered

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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:
Violet/Lavender

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Single

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:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral grrrlgeek On Sep 21, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Bred in Estonia by Uno and Aili Kivistik, the northernmost breeding location in the world for clematis. Their goal was to breed relatively short clems that bloom on new wood, suitable for northern climates. Parentage: 'Nelly Moser' x mixed pollen.

Regional...

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

Brick, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Willis, Texas



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