Clematis 'Snow Queen'
Snow Queen Clematis
- Main interest:
- large pure white flowers with dark red stamens, early bloomer, long blooming season
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- pearly white and burgundy red
- Flowering period:
- May to June and August
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
- fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Snow Queen' is a gorgeous variety of Clematis with pearly white flowers that have faint tinges of purplish-blue leading to striking, dark burgundy red stamens. The large white Clematis flowers are 5-7 in (12-18 cm) in diameter and appear profusely in late spring/early summer, then again in the early fall. Snow Queen Clematis flowers face upwards towards the sky.
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: Large White Clematis, Single White Clematis, White-flowered Clematis, White Flowering Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis