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Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis 'Pink Champagne'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Champagne
Additional cultivar information:(aka Kakio)
Hybridized by Ozawa
Registered or introduced: 1971
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Early Large-flowered


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

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

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Pruning Groups:

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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Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Little Rock, Arkansas

Capistrano Beach, California

Citrus Heights, California

Elk Grove, California

Sacramento, California

San Leandro, California

Stockton, California

Waterford, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Cumming, Georgia

Homer Glen, Illinois

Brookline, Massachusetts

Dracut, Massachusetts

Williamston, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fabius, New York

Southold, New York

Troy, New York

Reidsville, North Carolina

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Willis, Texas

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Stephens City, Virginia

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 9, 2006, FloweryHeart from Williamston, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this clematis. I have been growing it for several years, at two different homes. The first location was on arbors with sun most of the day (and cranesbill planted at the feet to keep the roots shaded) and presently on my gazebo, where they get either morning or afternoon sun. Both locations have good soil, mulched with shredded leaves or pine bark mulch.
It leafs out and blooms early and generously, and I have found it to make it through our Michigan winters well, requiring only modest pruning of dieback in the spring, allowing for early bloom on the old growth. I always look forward to its generous show.
I would recommend this clematis for people just starting to grow them, as it is very satisfying to grow, tough, and over time puts out a lot of growth for t... read more


On May 5, 2006, PudgyMudpies from Stockton, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I got this vine a couple years ago, it was nearly dead and priced high but the tag showed the bloom and I was hooked. Every time I went into that nursery I told the gal that if they would mark it down that I would buy it. Finally, they did because they figured it was a goner & I was probably the only person they would be able to unload it on. LOL The first year it just hung in there and last Spring I got just 1 or 2 flowers. This year, it is thriving and sooo happy! It gave me a glorious display & when I told my son to come look at the flowers, he asked me if it was fragrant & I said no, but he stuck his nose in it anyway and said YES IT IS! I stuck my nose in there and sure enough, it has a lovely soft fragrance! I see that it is listed as no fragrance, so maybe mine is just showin... read more


On May 26, 2005, jacobstroud from Stephens City, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This clematis is a real eye catcher. I bought it last year as, I would guess, a 2-3 year vine. It bloomed with many huge, at least 5 inch blossoms, this May. I have it on a trellis climbing my white brick on the North West side of my house. It only receives the afternoon sun in my Zone 7 Virginia home, and it sure loves it there. Although it states that it has pink blossoms, mine are more of a lavender with pink undertones. A beautiful color!