Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis 'Henryi'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Henryi
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bangholm Belle, Henryii)
Hybridized by Anderson-Henry
Registered or introduced: 1873
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Early Large-flowered


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

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

Blooms repeatedly

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial 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 semi-hardwood cuttings

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:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone


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

Alexander City, Alabama

Satsuma, Alabama

Little Rock, Arkansas

Capistrano Beach, California

Elk Grove, California

Long Beach, California

San Jose, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Parker, Colorado

Somers, Connecticut

Wilmington, Delaware

Tampa, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Cumming, Georgia

Griffin, Georgia

Monroe, Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Hampton, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Logansport, Indiana

Yates Center, Kansas

Sadieville, Kentucky

Benton, Louisiana

Ellicott City, Maryland

Millersville, Maryland

Parkville, Maryland

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Clarkston, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Brandon, Mississippi

Ithaca, New York

Southold, New York

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

Vass, North Carolina

Bucyrus, Ohio

Maumee, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Bolivar, Tennessee

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Paris, Texas

Willis, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Hallieford, Virginia

Pearisburg, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

Ripon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

I've maintained a "Henryi' clematis that was frequently (twice or more per season) afflicted with clematis wilt. That experience has left me with an aversion to this cultivar.

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... read more


On May 2, 2015, gram_pat from Benton, LA wrote:

My Henryi is in its third bloom season and is really taking off. I've got it planted at the base of a bridalwreath shrub and just after all the bridalwreath blossoms have faded and fallen off, Henryi make its grand appearance. Gorgeous!


On Apr 29, 2015, RrrrrGrrrr from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I attached a rectangular trellis to the back of my mailbox and planted two "Henryi" at the base of it. They didn't do much the first couple of years, but in the third year they totally covered the trellis in beautiful white blooms.


On May 24, 2011, canadianplant from thunder bay,
Canada (Zone 4b) wrote:

I bought this last year, as a small vine ( less then a foot tall). I placed it in full sun, but made sure the roots were well multched, and shaded. I also planted it 3 noded deeper then it was in its pot, as is usualy adviced for clematis.

The thing grew to over 7 feet, but didnt flower ( so im assuming what i bought was a cutting).

We had a few cold days this winter ( -32C) one night. And it was exposed for the most part. It turns out it died back to a few inches from the ground, where its comming back with a vegence! It even has 3 or 4 flower buds.

I got this from home depot, which apperantly gets their pl;ants from down so uth ( toronto for me). Their climate is slightly warmer, and I have to guess that they werent suited for the wint... read more


On Oct 12, 2009, JasperDale from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

A good, sturdy, no fuss Clematis that does well in Coastal So. Calif. and tolerates late summer heat and humidity. Huge flowers and a fast grower once established. Highly recommended !


On May 11, 2009, Psyguy10 from Fayetteville, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a great Clematis! if you get one i it should be this one. Here it blooms in early may with huge white flowers, and later in the summer it reblooms with tiny white airy flowers... it's amazing! mine receives no water besides rain and it gets light shade in the morning and then a little but of sun very late in the afternoon. Certainly a wonderful carefree plant.


On Oct 25, 2006, JeanneTX from Willis, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

A wonderful White Clematis with brownish-purple anthers..a dependable bloomer year after year


On Jun 28, 2006, nanabest1 from Clarkston, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Clarkston, MI
This beautiful speciman grows prolifically in our shade garden while climbing the arbor, it produces large blooms.


On May 15, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a great clematis, it grows quickly filling in a trellis in no time and blooms freely most of the summer.


On May 10, 2005, silverbyrch from Portland, OR wrote:

My parent's have this plant climbing up the lamp post in their front yard/garden. I think it looks beautiful! Full, glossy folliage with beautiful white blossoms. I see it as a "no-brainer" and if I had more space I would plant one for myself.


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

Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.