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)
Bloom Color: Rose/Mauve
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
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From semi-hardwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Aug 19, 2012, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
This is one of the hardiest, most vigorous clematis I've grown here in OKC. However, the color contrast of the blooms fades out to almost white in midday through late afternoon sun here. Ideal light is morning sun only in this hot part of the world. Darker, brighter flowered clematis, like purple Jackmani, do fine with late afternoon sun.
On Aug 4, 2011, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH wrote:
Hate to inform you but 'tcfromky' picture is NOT "NELLY MOSER", BUT "HAGLEY HYBRID".
And 'Joy' pictures look more like "DR. RUPPEL".
I find sometimes the Loews or Home Depot may have either generic tags or someone may pick up a tag place them in the wrong pot. Sometimes you get a sickly plant on the clearance rack that the tag has blown out of. and then it get's misplaced in wrong pot.
On Jun 19, 2009, grammielorilee from Port Huron, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I planted Nelly Moser 3 years ago and this is the first year it is blooming. I really wanted it as my daughter's name is Nettie Moser. Clematis has been difficult for me to grow, but now that it is blooming, I'm thrilled. I hope it keeps getting taller and blooms more each year. Do most Clematis take several years to get going?
On Feb 23, 2007, TulipLady from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I bought this plant as little baby and planted it against the front of our house in Holland, facing S/E. Although the summers are not always warm and sunny it did very well. Became huge in the end (when we left Holland plant was about 9 yrs old) it almost reached the top of our 2 story house. Never did anything much except trim it extensively in early spring before buds came. And once a year some extra fertilizer. I do take the old flowers out though, but in the end that was really too much work because there was so much.
Just bought one new baby today, hopefully it will do as well in Atlanta!
On Jun 20, 2006, dirtyditz from Bowling Green, KY wrote:
I have a Nellie Moser and although the roots are shaded well by Ivy and Spirea, it still turns brown and crispy after flowering. However, it does get a lot of hot sun. I am wondering if it's just in the wrong spot,maybe needs a cooler place ?? I am getting more blooms year after year though. I've been told by an expert that Clematis really like some lime around them.
On May 22, 2006, missmarysgarden from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I like Nellie Moser - though not one of my favorites, I have a large one that has prospered. I have several vigorous clematis (my favorites are all small-flowered types). I used to have trouble with die back from the bottom up, but learned that its not just direct sun on the roots, but heat itself in very hot weather can do it in. So plant it a bit deeper than it came potted; mulch it deeply (like 3 inches); and then plant a good shading plant in front of it - I find the large sedums perfect; where that doesn't fill the bill, peonies also provide deep cover.
As far as lack of vigor, I think its best not to let a clematis climb or bloom its first year. I don't allow any vines to grow more than two feet the first year. Just grit your teet and cut each tendril back when it gets past two feet. Feed and water regularly (clematis are heavy feeders). Next year, let it go. I find that I have far more vines, multiple tendrils, and larger leaves and abundant flowers with this culture. I know - its so hard to plant something, and keep it from blooming....
This is probably my best growing clematis. I have it planted in several places because stem and leaf cuttings are easily made from the vines. I have even grown seed from it with surprising results; but it does not come true to color from seed. It has climbed 10+' on a lattice by the front doorway, and spreads out on the fence at least 3-4' in each direction. Blooms are very nice, large (5-6-7") and come as early as mid-May and repeat throughout the summer. Very little trouble to grow.
On Sep 24, 2005, kbaumle from Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
firehawk, I've had mine for two years now, too, and I have the same problem. Beautiful blooms, then it starts to die from the bottom up. Brown, crispy foliage and stems. :-( Makes you wonder how it stays alive like that.
I loved the flowers on this plant! My only problem is that the two years I've had it, it seems to die back from the bottom up. I get nice flowers and then...boom...the leaves start to turn brown and die. I've moved it and am hoping it will do better. Beautiful plant, though.
On May 23, 2005, Jnette from Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have had this plant for about 5 years. After 3 years of growth but no blossoms I asked a radio garden specialist what was the problem. She told me that even though I had had it 3 years, to dig it up and plant it about 3 inches deeper. She said to plant the clematis deeper than where they were in the pot so their roots would be cool. They want sun on the top but cool roots. I did that and have gotten better blooming but nothing spectacular. The only thing I can think is that I do not get enough sun on my top.
This is for Shantigohil. Might possibly be your problem.
On Jul 15, 2004, shortcm from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7b) wrote:
As in one of the pictures, I have spiraled this around my lamppost (and traced it with white lights for Christmas). It has taken almost 4 years, but now I am getting ample blossoms. It was well worth the wait, and a great focal point from the street. The seed pods are wonderful all year. I keep the roots hidden under peonies, and mulched.
On Jun 15, 2004, shantigohil from surrey United Kingdom wrote:
My Nelly Moser is in an ideal position in its 1st year. It's growing very well, with excellent foliage, but it has no flower buds at all, although it is 8 feet tall. Can someone please tell me if it normal or am I doing something wrong???
This plant bloomed only twice the first year I had it-early spring and late summer when weather was cooler. This year it has bloomed continuously throughout spring and into summer. I cut off dead blooms, which seems to help it continue its blooming. Very beautiful plant. I keep it mulched, so the roots don't need any other kind of shade. Hummingbirds love it.
On Mar 16, 2003, Bug_Girl from San Francisco, CA wrote:
I think this is the easy-to-grow Clematis, and it seems to be one of the most common. They say the secret is not to let the roots get too hot, so plant a shrub to shade the roots. But, since I live in San Francisco, the roots don't get too hot. It does not like having its roots disturbed. Use bloom food when it is beginning to set flowers. It is good with roses as companions.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Irvington, Alabama Mobile, Alabama (2 reports) De Witt, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Sherwood, Arkansas Capistrano Beach, California Citrus Heights, California Hesperia, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Merced, California Oakhurst, California San Francisco, California Loveland, Colorado Cos Cob, Connecticut Seaford, Delaware Talleyville, Delaware South Daytona, Florida Youngstown, Florida Braselton, Georgia Canton, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Martinez, Georgia Aurora, Illinois Chicago, Illinois East Hazel Crest, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Washington, Illinois Macy, Indiana Warren, Indiana Dubuque, Iowa Olathe, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Lancaster, Kentucky Plum Springs, Kentucky Alexandria, Louisiana Brownsville-bawcomville, Louisiana Benton, Maine North Yarmouth, Maine , Manitoba Reading, Massachusetts Croswell, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan Port Huron, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Trenton, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Marietta, Mississippi Mathiston, Mississippi Brunswick, Missouri Vista Center, New Jersey Albuquerque, New Mexico Los Alamos, New Mexico Jefferson, New York New York, New York Rome, New York Southold, New York Clemmons, North Carolina Elrod, North Carolina Glen Raven, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Bucyrus, Ohio Conneaut, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Haviland, Ohio New Miami, Ohio Hall Park, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Eagle Point, Oregon Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon Oakland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Albion, Pennsylvania Butler, Pennsylvania Mercer, Pennsylvania West Goshen, Pennsylvania West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Scituate, Rhode Island Conway, South Carolina Algood, Tennessee Clarksville, Tennessee Gainesboro, Tennessee Hendersonville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Arlington, Texas Austin, Texas (2 reports) Copper Canyon, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hereford, Texas Lake Brownwood, Texas Paris, Texas Richmond, Texas Salt Lake City, Utah Linden, Virginia Arlington, Washington Dishman, Washington Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington Schofield, Wisconsin Verona, Wisconsin