Clematis ‘Silver Moon’ Early Large-Flowered Group

lavender early large-flowered clematis

Outstanding Qualities

Clematis ‘Silver Moon’ is one of the best clematis for a light to open shady location due to the large 4 to 6 inch wide silvery-lavender flowers. It is a strong growing cultivar that flowers over a long period of time with the first blooms opening in early summer then a second flush for bloom in late summer to early autumn. For the best flower color avoid hot locations.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: black, bronze, burgundy, dark green

Great Color Partners: cream, pink, purple, silver, white

Culture Notes

This clematis will grow best in full sun to light or open shade. Avoid hot locations. Provide rich well-drained soil where it can be regularly watered during dry weather. Plant vines that are well rooted and at least two years old. In our climate planting too deeply can smother the roots, especially in heavy soils. Set young plants at the same depth they were in their nursery pots. Clematis are heavy feeders and appreciate fertilizing in spring. This clematis will blooms on old stems and on new growth, so it is best to only prune lightly in late spring to early summer once the first flush of flowers have finished. Remove congested or tangled growth and thin to the strongest stems. Well established, overgrown plants can be cut back to 12 inches tall in winter to remove large tangles, allowing robust new stems to fill out the plant, but it will not flower the next year.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering