Early, Small-flowered, Evergreen Clematis
Clematis 'Early Sensation'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Sensation
Hybridized by Hutchins
Registered or introduced: circa 1990
Synonym:Clematis paniculata
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Group:

Evergreen (incl. Rockery)

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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:

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

Small - less than 2 inches (5 cm)

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Sherwood, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 11, 2008, incomer44 from Sheffield
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Most years it blooms reliably and has a large number of white flowers (mostly 4 - 5 cm across, a few a bit larger). The flowers are greenish-white when they first appear but become pure white when they have been out for a day or so. I grow it in a pot, and prune after flowering to control its size. In this location it sometimes shows some signs of frost damage so if you are in zone 7 you might need to protect it a bit during the winter.