Clematis ‘Evijohill’ JOSEPHINE ™ Early Large-Flowered Group

double pink early large-flowered clematis

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

  • © Joy Creek Nursery

Outstanding Qualities

The amazing large double flowers are unlike any other clematis. The 4 to 5 inch wide flower is a pale lilac-pink with a deeper rose-pink bar in the center of the numerous tepals (clematis flower petals). Often the center and tips of the tepals are tinted pale lime green. The green tones are often more pronounced during cool temperatures and in shadier conditions. JOSEPHINEâ„¢ produces double flowers in early summer and in late summer to early autumn. Most older selections of double flowered cultivars only produce double flowers in early summer. This is an excellent small vine perfect for small gardens and containers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

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

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

Plant Width-Mature: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: spectacular double pink flowers are produced in early summer as well as late summer to early fall

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream, yellow

Great Color Partners: burgundy, lavender, rose, silver

Culture Notes
This clematis will grow best in full sun. Provide a location with rich well-drained soil where it can be regularly watered during dry weather. Protect from winds as the large heavy flowers can be damaged by blustery weather conditions. 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.
Geek Notes
Purchased as an unnamed seedling by Josephine Hill in 1980. One of the few clematis to produce only double flowers. Unusual double green flowers are produced if grown in shade, an unusual addition for a floral arrangement!