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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Piilu'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Piilu
Additional cultivar information: (aka Little Duckling)
Hybridized by Kivistik; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

Bloom Color:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Small - less than 2 inches (5 cm)
Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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Pruning Groups:
Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning
Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wallaby1 On Nov 27, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a real beauty. I bought it as a young plant from a supermarket, it has been in the ground 4 years at the conception of a new bed and grown with it. I planted it behind a pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb', which has grown slowly with it, and the new growth always lays nicely over it, a great contrast. Not rampant, it doesn't need to be, with the right combination. Last year it started to make reasonable flowers, this year it has been spectacular! Many buds formed, flowering in succession for quite some time in early summer. It makes the occasional single flower later.

No pruning is necessary, easy, just plant and leave.

Neutral mystic On Jan 3, 2005, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Grown by Uno Kivistik from Harjumaa, Estonia.
'Piilu' means "little duckling".


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

Chicago, Illinois
Gardiner, Maine
Trenton, Michigan
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Polson, Montana
Campbell Hall, New York
Southold, New York
Pekin, North Dakota
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Willis, Texas
Cathan, Washington
Enumclaw, Washington

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