Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis 'Miss Bateman'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Bateman
Hybridized by Noble
Registered or introduced: circa 1869
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Early Large-flowered


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

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

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us


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:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

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:

Can be grown as an annual


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California

Newnan, Georgia

Salvisa, Kentucky

Clear Spring, Maryland

Pikesville, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Annandale, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Coram, New York

Southold, New York

Dayton, Ohio

Delaware, Ohio

Galena, Ohio

Claremore, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Memphis, Tennessee

Bulverde, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Willis, Texas

Linden, Virginia

Locust Dale, Virginia

Pearisburg, Virginia

Woodbridge, Virginia

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 7, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

C. 'Fortunei' x C. 'Standishii'.

Blackened crispy leaves are often due to a common fungal disease called clematis wilt. Large-flowered clematis are more prone to clematis wilt than the species and small-flowered hybrids.

Clematis and tomatoes are two exceptions to the usual rule, and are best planted 6 inches deeper than the soil level in the pot. This protects the stem bases from mechanical damage, and helps prevent clematis wilt, whose fungus enters where there's damage. It also helps keep the roots cool.

Many small-flowered hybrids are spectacular in flower, and long-bloom... read more


On May 19, 2012, plantgnome1 from nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

The flower on this one is beautiful, however the foliage is overbearing and covers alot of the flowers. Going to move mine to a huge tree and let it go crazy and replace it with something more delicate looking.


On May 20, 2005, buds2roses from Clear Spring, MD wrote:

This is the second year for this plant. Last year it had one bloom. This year it is blooming it's head off! It is going up a small pear tree and faces southwest. Looks really good with Durande, a small blue clematis.


On May 15, 2005, kathing from Delaware, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have 2 in a small east-facing bed between my front walkway and garage- there are several other clematis varieties as well as shade for the roots provided by some hostas. I have only had them for slightly over a year now and they are doing great- their growth is wonderful, and they are flowering beyond expectation- I believe the first bloom was about a week and a half ago now I have dozens. Last year, LATE into the year (Thanksgiving I think), there was one flower perfectly holding on for dear life. It was amazing.


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

Named after Catharine Bateman, the daughter of orchid specialist James Bateman. Awarded RHS First Class Certificate in 1869. Also, received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993.


On Apr 23, 2004, Petsitterbarb from Claremore, OK wrote:

I'm in northeast Oklahoma, and have Miss Bateman in two containers... one by my mailbox in full sun, which can be scorching in Oklahoma, and the other in a half whiskey barrel on the east side of my house. She is doing great in both locations, and I find her to be an easy and simply beautiful clematis. A definite favorite!