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Clematis Paniculata – Best Plants in New Zealand!

Growing colourful climbers such as Clematis paniculata in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Clematis plants, and the right one for your space. These have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Clematis, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Clematis Questions

1. What is the best month to plant Clematis?

In temperate climates such as NZ, the best time to plant clematis is in the spring. This is when the soil is cool and moist, which is ideal for root establishment ahead of summer.

2. When can you buy Clematis?

You can buy clematis year-round from The Plant Company. We source from multiple wholesalers and produce plants ourselves, so stock is generally available.

3. What is the easiest Clematis to grow?

The easiest clematis to grow is the Viticella group. These clematis are known for their hardiness, resistance to disease, and long flowering period. They are also relatively low-maintenance and can be grown in a variety of climates and soil conditions.

Here are some of the most popular and easy-to-grow Viticella clematis cultivars:

4. How to care for Clematis

Clematis are relatively easy to care for. They require full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. Water them regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. Feed them monthly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.

5. How to prune Viticella Clematis

Pruning Clematis usually involves cutting them back to 30 cm above ground levels during late winter or early spring. This will encourage new growth and prolific flowering.

6. Does Clematis grow fast?

Clematis are regarded as fast-growing vines. Once established, they can grow metres in a year. Some varieties can even grow up to 6 metres in a single year! However, the growth rate of Clematis varies depending on the climate, soil, and sunlight. In warmer climates with well-drained soil and full sun exposure, Clematis are likely to grow faster. In cooler climates or in partial shade, they will grow slower.

Another factor affecting the growth rate of clematis is the varieity. For example, the Viticella group of Clematis are known for their fast growth rate.

7. Do Clematis like full sun or shade?

Most clematis prefer full sun, but some varieties can tolerate partial shade. In general, the more sun a clematis receives, the more flowers it will produce. However, it is important to note that clematis do not like hot roots, so it is important to mulch around the plants to keep the roots cool.

If you are planting a clematis in partial shade, it is important to choose a variety that is known to be shade-tolerant. Some good options include:

When planting a clematis in partial shade, it is also important to make sure that the plant receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. This will ensure that the plant gets enough sunlight to produce flowers.

8. Is there a clematis that blooms all season?

While no Clematis will literally bloom all season long, there are quite a few cultivars that offer extended flowering. To achieve the longest possible flowering, you can combine different types of clematis:

Early flowering Clematis:

Mid-season Clematis:

Late bloomers:

By combining early, mid-season, and late-blooming clematis, you can create a stunning display of colour and fragrance in your garden that stretches throughout the growing season. Remember to choose varieties that are suitable for your climate and growing conditions. With proper care, your clematis will reward you with a long season of beautiful blooms.

9. What is the best clematis for repeat flowering?

Determining the "best" clematis for repeat flowering depends on your specific preferences and growing conditions. However, several varieties do standout:

10. Does clematis grow fast?

The growth rate of clematis varies depending on several factors, but as a general guide:

11. What is the best clematis for beginners?

Choosing the "best" clematis for beginners depends on factors like your location, garden conditions, and personal preferences. Regardless, several beginner-friendly clematis varieties will reward you with vibrant blooms with minimal fuss:

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12. What is the strongest smelling clematis?

There are many fragrant Clematis and our top picks are:

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