Early, Large-flowered Clematis 'Sugar Candy'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sugar Candy
Additional cultivar information:(aka Evione)
Hybridized by Evison
Registered or introduced: 1989
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:



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:

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Pruning Groups:

Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

San Leandro, California

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Aurora, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Ewing, Kentucky

Pittsford, Michigan

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gainesboro, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 6, 2010, JMarowelli from Pittsford, MI wrote:

Plant is a vigorous grower and very well-flowered, but needs a few years to establish, as all clematis do. Does well with morning sun, and responds exceptionally well to being treated as a type-3 clem.

Personally, I find the color of this cultivator to be weak, and the blossoms tend to fade very easily, despite only getting morning sunshine here. It's not that this is a bad clem, but there are better choices with much stronger colors out there.


On Oct 18, 2003, Karenn from Mount Prospect, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is in response to Dlorah - clematis usually establish root growth the first year planted; the second year more root growth with improved top growth and some (not a lot) flowering; and the third year, watch out - all of a sudden you have a mature vine! And you go, "Wow"! Just be sure to follow the care instructions for clematis.


On Oct 17, 2003, Dlorah wrote:

We planted two Clematas (sugar candy)early spring 2003 its now mid oct 2003 they grew to a max of about three
feet and no flowers.
How do I winter this plant to ensure a better growth next
Hamilton Ontario


On Dec 22, 2002, yvana from Stone Mountain, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Mulch base to shade roots and prune in March.