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Great Clematis for the Lower South Region

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To see a clematis in full bloom is to understand why it is called the queen of flowering vines. As climbers, Clematis are unsurpassed in their long flowering presence, their rich diversity of flower shapes, their wide array of colors, and their tolerances in terms of exposure and climate. It is no wonder they are so popular! From tree huggers to container varieties, there is a Clematis for every garden and flowers for almost every month of the year!

Members of the Ranunculaceae family, they include more than 300 species and hundreds of hybrids. They create year after year a ravishing colorful show in the garden whether solely trained on walls, arbors, or trellises, or grown in association with other climbers. With few demands on the gardener, clematis will reward you with a profusion of gorgeous blossoms. Clematis are divided into 3 groups based on bloom times, flowering habits, and pruning requirements.

But which clematis will you choose?

Here is a list of clematis cultivars and varieties that will reward gardeners in the Lower South region with exceptional floral displays, provided you respect their cultural conditions and site placement:

  • Ideally, Clematis prefer having their ‘heads in the sun and their feet in the shade’. Keep the roots cool and shaded by other plants or add a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base.
  • Best floral performance and disease resistance is usually seen in south-facing positions.

As defined by the National Gardening Association, the Lower South starts at the southern tip of coastal Virginia, and swings west through the coastal plains of North and South Carolina, into central Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It continues west through central Texas to just west of San Antonio and includes most of the major cities in Texas.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 8
Heat Zones 8 - 11
Plant Type Climbers
Genus Clematis
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders, Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Small Gardens, Walls And Fences

Great Clematis for the Lower South Region

Clematis ‘Aotearoa’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Apple Blossom’ (Evergreen Group)
Clematis ‘Arabella’ (Integrifolia Group)
Clematis ‘Belle of Woking’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Bill MacKenzie’ (Tangutica Group)
Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Doctor Ruppel’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Elizabeth’ (Montana Group)
Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘General Sikorski’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Gipsy Queen’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Henryi’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Huldine’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Hyde Hall’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ (Viticella Group)
Clematis ‘Markham’s Pink’ (Atragene Group)
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Niobe’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Piilu’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Pink Champagne’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Snow Queen’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘The President’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Venosa Violacea’ (Viticella Group)
Clematis ‘Ville de Lyon’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’ (Atragene Group)
Clematis florida var. florida ‘Sieboldiana’
Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Pink Perfection’ (Montana Group)

You may want to review these useful guides too

Clematis Blooming Seasons
Clematis Types – Which one is yours?
Combining Roses and Clematis
Pretty Clematis for Small Gardens
Pretty Clematis for your Containers
Great Clematis for New England

Garden Examples

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’
A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis ‘The President’
A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis and Roses
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 8
Heat Zones 8 - 11
Plant Type Climbers
Genus Clematis
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders, Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Small Gardens, Walls And Fences
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