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Clematis petriel x marmoraria 'Perfection'

PERFECTION CLEMATIS

Buy Perfection Clematis online. Showy white flowers bloom in spring against saw-toothed green leaves. A full, mounding vine that reaches 2 to 5 feet tall and wide. Performs best in moist soil. Excellent for groundcover or on a small trellis.

**Pruning Group: 2**

Height:

2-5 Feet

Spread:

2-5 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Vine
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Early Spring
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flowers
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Clematis is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. See Pruning Group information for detailed pruning instructions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots prefer to be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its root ball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions. When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.