This large flowered beauty has 6-inch flowers that start as a velvety ruby red-black and mature to a deep wine as they age. This award-winning variety can be grown in a container, on a trellis or against a wall. Niobe is a hardy perennial in zones 4-9 that first blooms in late spring and reblooms in early autumn. Niobe is great for attracting pollinators to your garden. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love the large wine flowers. Deer and rabbit pests usually don’t bother this deciduous vine. A great vertical addition to your cut flower garden, both the foliage and flowers can be added to arrangements.
- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Mature Width 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4-9
Plant Care Instructions and Attributes
- When planting clematis, use a good quality compost or humus material to get your plant off to the best start. Niobe Clematis is best suited for full sun to part shade (4-6+ hours daily). This clematis prefers moderately moist soil, allowing it to dry slightly in between waterings.
- Clematis varieties have different pruning needs. Niobe is in pruning group 2. Which means it's a reblooming clematis that blooms on last year's wood and this year's new growth. Late winter, early spring pruning (February-March) is the best time to shape, remove dead wood or weak stems.
- Niobe reaches a height of 6-8 feet tall and has a spread of 1-2 feet. For best results space plants at least 1 ½ to 2 feet apart when planting in beds.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.