Clematis 'Dorothy Tolver'
Dorothy Tolver Clematis
- Main interest:
- attractive pink magenta flowers, yellow stamens, long blooming season
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- magenta (pink-purple)
- Flowering period:
- May to June and September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 15 ft (4.7 m) width: 9 ft (2.7 m)
- fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Dorothy Tolver' is a new hybrid popular in England. It is a cross between Vyvyan Pennell and Niobe Clematis. This flowering vine has two blooming periods, late spring and again in early fall. The flat, single flowers are a deep mauve or magenta (purple and pink) colour with yellow stamens. The flower is 6-8" (15-20cm) in diameter.
Dorothy Tolver is a tall variety of single pink Clematis, capable of reaching heights of 12 - 15 ft. 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: Single Pink Clematis, Large Pink-flowered Clematis, Early Large-flowered clematis