Clematis ‘Pink Flamingo’ Atragene Group

pink alpine clematis

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

Outstanding Qualities

This easy to grow clematis puts on a spectacular show of nodding pale pink blooming in spring. The individual flowers are semi-double and etched with deep pink veins. In late summer fluffy white seed heads dangle among the dark green leaves. Vigorous plants will often produce a few flowers again in late summer.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

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

Plant Height-Mature: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: spring flowers followed by fluffy seed heads in late summer and early fall

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: black, dark green, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, burgundy, cream, lavender

Culture Notes
This clematis will grow best in full sun to light 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, 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 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.