Clematis 'Moonlight' ('Yellow Queen')
Moonlight Clematis, Yelllow Queen Clematis
- Main interest:
- pearly white blooms, yellow stamens, early bloomer, long blooming season
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- pearly white
- Flowering period:
- May to June and September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 9 ft (2.7 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
- fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Moonlight' is a cream to pearl white variety, with full yellow stamens. This pure white Clematis flowers are 5-7 in (12-18 cm) large and bloom early in May, June, then again in September. Great for pollinator species.
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.
Synonym(s): Clematis 'Yellow Queen'
Also known as: Pure White Clematis, Single White Clematis, Large White Clematis, White Flowering Clematis, White-flowered Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis