Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'
Duchess of Albany Clematis
- Main interest:
- unique tulip shaped flower, rosy pink with dark pink bars, late bloomer
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
- July to September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 12 ft (3.6 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
- fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Duchess of Albany' is a Texensis type variety of Clematis with unique, small, upright facing, tulip-shaped flowers. The beautiful, bicolour blooms are rosy, pink with dark pink bars on the petals and yellow stamens. This pink bell-shaped Clematis is a popular, and unforgettable variety with flowers appearing profusely from July to September.
Clematis vines are most often planted near a trellis, patio wall, or some structure for support. They can also be planted sprawling over shrubs, stumps, or through perennial gardens.
Clematis is best planted in a location where the foliage and flowers are mostly in the sun, but the roots are kept cool and moist in the shade. Consider using mulch around the root zone in summer and fall. Pruning Group: 3
Group 1 – Flowers only on old wood (previous year). Prune after spring flowering.
Group 2 – Flowers on both old and new wood. Little pruning should be done for woody-stemmed members of this Group. If cut to the ground or pruned in fall or spring, flowering will be reduced or delayed, but not prevented.
Group 3 – Flowers only on new wood. Can be cut to the ground in fall or spring.
Synonym(s): Clematis texensis 'Duchess of Albany'
Also known as: Pink Bell-shaped Clematis, Pink Bell-flowered Clematis, Tulip Clematis, Tulip-shaped Clematis, Late-blooming ClematisScarlet Clematis, Crimson Clematis, late flowering Clematis