Clematis ‘Constance’ Atragene Group

alpine clematis

Outstanding Qualities

‘Constance’ is a floriferous and reliable small clematis. Bell-shaped flowers of deep rose-pink hang delicately from the thin, twining vines in April and May. Each pink bell cups a cluster of white stamens. Once the flower has faded, an attractive swirl of long, fuzzy seeds develops that lasts through much of the summer. This small climber can be used in a container or trained on a trellis.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, variegated, burgundy

Great Color Partners: rose, pink, lavender, purple

Culture Notes

This clematis will grow best in full sun to light or open shade. Provide a location with 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. Set young plants at the same depth they were in their nursery pots. Clematis are heavy feeders and appreciate fertilizing in spring. This clematis blooms on one year old stems so prune lightly in late winter, only removing congested or tangled growth. Heavy pruning can remove all of the flowers for spring.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: pink

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

Water Requirements: regular watering