Clematis ‘Kakio’ PINK CHAMPAGNE ™ Early Large-Flowered Group

pink early large-flowered clematis

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Outstanding Qualities

Stunning 6 inch wide bi-color pink flowers make this great small vine hard to miss in the garden. Each flower consists of eight tepals (clematis flower petals) that are edged in dark pink that fades to lavender pink along the center. A bright tuft of yellow stamens in the center contrast nicely against the pink. The flowers are produced over a long period first in early summer then again in late summer to early autumn. Fluffy white seed heads remain attractive into the fall.

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: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: vivid flowers in early summer, then again in late summer to early fall

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, chartreuse, white

Great Color Partners: lavender, purple, rose, violet

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. 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.