Early, Large-flowered Clematis 'Mrs. Cholmondeley'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. Cholmondeley
Hybridized by Noble
Registered or introduced: 1873
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Early Large-flowered


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Light Blue


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Extra large - over 8 inches (20 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

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:

By air layering

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 Jose, California

Niceville, Florida

Zionsville, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fremont, Michigan

East Bend, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 11, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

A hybrid of C. 'Fortunei' x 'Jackmanii'.
Developed by Charles Noble in 1873.
The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

A fool proof repeat bloomer w/ 8" flowers.
More tolerant of shade than many Clematis.
Will even bloom in North facing sites.

Ours have been in the ground for 2 years now,
from bare-root, and are about 7' tall now.
We have had about a dozen blooms.
Should bloom heavily next Spring.