Clematis 'Pink Champagne' ('Kaiko')
Pink Champagne Clematis, Kaiko Clematis
- Main interest:
- showy magenta pink blooms with white bars, yellow stamens, one of the earliest blooming varieties of Clematis
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- pink and 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 'Pink Champagne' has lovely, rose-pink sepals with white coloured bars in the center, and a contrasting yellow stamen. The large White and Pink Clematis flowers are 6-8 in (15-20 cm) and bloom from May to June, then again in September. Pink Champagne Clematis is one of the earliest blooming varieties of Clematis. It is also known as Clematis 'Kaiko'.
Clematis vines are most often planted near a trellis, patio wall, or some structure for support. They can also be planted to sprawl 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: 3
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 'Kakio', Clematis x 'Kaiko'
Also known as: White and Pink Clematis, Pink and White Clematis, Early Blooming Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis