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Clematis 'The Vagabond'

The Vagabond Clematis

Main interest:
large dark purple flowers with red bars, compact, great for planter, very long blooming season
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Growth type:
Flower colour:
dark purple and red
Flowering period:
May to October
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)
fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter

Clematis 'The Vagabond' has dark purple to violet-coloured blooms with darker crimson/ burgundy bars and contrasting creamy yellow stamens. The large flowers are 5-7 in (12-18 cm) and have a very long blooming season from late May all the way until October. This large purple-flowered Clematis is a short, compact Clematis variety, only reaching a maximum height of 6 ft, making it perfect for planting in a pot or container.

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

Pruning Groups:
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.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Large Purple Clematis, Single Purple Clematis, Purple-flowered Clematis, Red and Purple Clematis, Purple and Red Clematis, Long Flowering Clematis, Long Blooming Clematis, Compact Clematis

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