Early, Large Flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Carnaby'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Carnaby
Hybridized by Treasures of Tenbury
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Group:

Early Large-flowered

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Elk Grove, California

Sacramento, California

Miramar Beach, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Fargo, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Garrettsville, Ohio

Lafayette, Tennessee

Humble, Texas

Kilgore, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Richmond, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 26, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Fades quickly. It is a profuse bloomer but if I were to lose it, I would not replace. Much better cultivars out there. But perhaps if it's grown in a shady location it may retain its coloring longer.

Neutral

On Jul 27, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plant has huge flowers but they fade very fast. Doesn't bloom profusely and when it repeats only gets 2 or 3.

Positive

On Jul 12, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms July-August in my garden. Very pretty flower.