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PlantFiles: Large-petalled Clematis
Clematis macropetala 'Ballet Skirt'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: macropetala (mak-roh-PET-uh-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ballet Skirt
Hybridized by Stanley Zubrowski, Canada; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Group:
Atragene

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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:
Pale Pink
Pink

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Double
Bell
Nodding

Bloom Diameter:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light 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 softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Sep 10, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2005.

Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 12, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Although this selection is not as vigorous as other macropetala clematis, the plant is worth growing for its deep pink flowers that lighten to pale pink as they age. The flowers are quite large.



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