Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
Stunning Multicolored Clematis
by Charlie Nardozzi
Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with purple blooms streaked with lavender and white. No two flowers have exactly the same color patterns, giving each a unique appearance. The single, 4- to 6-inch-diameter blooms form on new wood and begin opening in early summer and continue until midsummer. Tie Dye, a sport of Clematis jackmanii, is a vigorous vine that can reach 12 to 15 feet tall in part to full sun locations. It's hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8.
Tie Dye clematis makes a good companion to red roses and white, red, or pink clematis. Prune established vines lightly in early spring just above the leaf buds, and remove any dead or broken vines.
For more information on Tie Dye clematis, go to: Wayside Gardens.