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Clematis Pink Mink® (Viticella Group)

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Clematis Pink Mink® is a vigorous deciduous vine boasting a profusion of bright pink flowers from early summer to early fall. This charming vine is ideally suited to growing over arbors, covering walls, or scrambling through shrubs or trees. Pink Mink clematis is a member of the small-flowered ‘summer’ Clematis called ‘Viticella’, a group including strong vines, easy to grow, amenable to training early in the season, with profuse flowering over a long period.

  • Recipient of the Silver Medal Plantarium 2011, Gold Medal at Green Is Life, and Silver Medal at Flowers 2011, Moscow.
  • Thrives in moist, well-drained soils, in full sun to part shade. 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.
  • Hardy, this clematis can quickly grow up to 9-10 ft. long (270-300 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • This clematis belongs to the third group of Clematis – a group including Clematis, which flower in late summer on growth made in that season. They should be pruned in late winter or early spring and require ‘hard pruning’: simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds about 1ft. (30 cm) above ground level before growth begins in early spring.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

As climbers, Clematis are unsurpassed in their long flowering presence, their rich diversity of flower shapes, their wide array of colors and 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. They are divided into 3 groups which determine how they should be pruned. Regular pruning of Clematis is important as it promotes strong growth and flowering as well as a harmonious plant. If left unpruned, Clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Clematis
Common names Clematis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 9' - 10'
(270cm - 3m)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 72" - 96"
(180cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ (Viticella Group)
Clematis armandii (Evergreen Group)
Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens ‘Freckles’ (Evergreen Group)
Clematis ‘Pixie’ (Evergreen Group)
Clematis x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’ (Evergreen Group)
Clematis montana var. wilsonii (Montana Group)

Recommended Companion Plants

Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ (Orienpet Lily)
Clematis ‘Viola’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)

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Clematis: How to Grow and Care with Success
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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Clematis
Common names Clematis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 9' - 10'
(270cm - 3m)
Spread 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spacing 72" - 96"
(180cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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