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Early, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Killian Donahue'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Killian Donahue
Hybridized by Donahue
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Group:

Early Large-flowered

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Striped

Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Twin Falls, Idaho

Ellicott City, Maryland

Stockett, Montana

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Charlottesville, Virginia

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Apr 1, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This Clematis has three colors to its flowers. Early blossoms have a reddish center surrounded by fuchsia and then a violet color toward the edge of each tepal. Creamy colored stamen complete this wonderful repeat bloomer.

Neutral

On Jun 22, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Flowers can reach 5" and blooms throughout the summer months. Gorgeous petals.