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Clematis, Late Large-flowered Clematis 'Huldine'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Huldine
Hybridized by Morel-Robinson
Registered or introduced: circa 1900
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Late Large-flowered


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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:

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

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Pontiac, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Omaha, Nebraska

Brick, New Jersey

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Millbrook, New York

Waynesville, North Carolina

Mill City, Oregon

Duncannon, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

State College, Pennsylvania

Willis, Texas

Lanexa, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 20, 2011, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

When it's growing well...Vigorous with silver-dollar sized flowers and lacy dark green foliage. Blooms in mid-June in my zone 6b garden.

I have lost more than half of the plants that I put in. They are all in the same area and receive the same care. Only two of 5 years have they reached the 15 feet I need to cover my fence; other years they only grew to 6 feet. I am going to allow these to die off and will plant a different vine alongside them in order to cover the fence as intended.


On Jun 21, 2010, Mom22Zone5 from Omaha, NE wrote:

I have Huldine growing in zone 5, on the north side and it still does superb. It gets some afternoon sun for about 3 hours. If I could, I would grow her on an arch because the underside of the flower is very pretty as you may see from the picture I posted taken in June 2010.


On Aug 28, 2006, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Huldine' is of uncertain lineage, being one of many seedlings bred by Francisque Morel around 1900 and passed along to William Robinson and his staff at Gravetye Manor in England. First exhibited by Ernest Markham in 1934, it won the RHS Award of Merit, and despite occasional scarcity has been in production ever since...Plant the vine where the bloom can be seen at least sometimes with the sun behind it, and the flower shows off its right cross, the track of mauve at every midrib.