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PlantFiles: Anemone Clematis
Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: montana (MON-tah-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Elizabeth
Additional cultivar information: (aka Elisabeth)
Hybridized by Jackman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1958

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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:
Pale Pink

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:
Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SabraKhan On Jun 11, 2010, SabraKhan from Tiverton, RI (Zone 6b) wrote:

Have had Clematis montana 'Elizabeth' for many years now. The trunk has become quite thick. A cloud of light pink every spring smothering my lamp post. Very fragrant of vanilla or baby powder. Needs to be pruned regularly to keep it in bounds and flowering this profusely.

Neutral mystic On Jan 3, 2005, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Positive CanadaGoose On Mar 19, 2003, CanadaGoose from Oakville, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Charming pale pink clematis. Flowers abundantly on previous year's growth. Lovely vanilla scent. Prune immediately after flowering (take cuttings at same time if required) but do not prune hard. Will grow quite large.

Please note that this clematis flowers in mid Spring.


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

Southold, New York
Portland, Oregon
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Summerville, South Carolina

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