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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Proteus'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Proteus
Hybridized by Noble; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1876

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 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

Unknown - Tell us

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple 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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kimberlihiggins On Mar 10, 2008, kimberlihiggins from Little Rock, AR wrote:

Rescued this guy from an awful place. He almost didn't make it. Now look at him!

Positive doss On May 15, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Proteus has been a slow starter for me but then most clematis are. It may be the zone. At any rate, it has huge flowers and blooms heavily.

Positive RDT On May 8, 2006, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

What a great climber. It is only 2 years old and there are over 30 double flowers. It will come back as singles later in the year. One of my favorites. Linda


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

San Leandro, California
Stanford, California
Waterford, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Mackinaw, Illinois
Niles, Illinois
Urbandale, Iowa
Gardiner, Maine
Pikesville, Maryland
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Coram, New York
Southold, New York
Knoxville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Enumclaw, Washington

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