Clematis 'Mrs. N. Thompson'
Mrs. N. Thompson Clematis
- Main interest:
- attractive bicolour, deep violet with red bars, long blooming season
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- deep violet purple and burgundy red
- Flowering period:
- May to June and September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 9 ft (2.7 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
- fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Mrs. N. Thompson' has stunning bicolour flowers having both deep violet to lilac purple sepals with bright red to burgundy coloured bars on them. The purple and red Clematis flowers are 4-6 in (10-15 cm) wide and appear early in May, June, and again in 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: 2
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.
Also known as: Purple and Red Clematis, Red and Purple Clematis, Long Blooming Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis