Clematis ‘Alionushka’ Integrifolia Group

scrambling clematis

  • © Janet Loughrey

Outstanding Qualities

Clematis ‘Alionushka’ is a hybrid between the herbaceous Clematis integrifolia and a large-flowered hybrid. Three inch long, pendulous rose colored flowers start in June and persist all summer. ‘Alionushka’ does not vine which makes it a good choice for scrambling through shrubs or rambling through perennial beds.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: pink

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

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: summer flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Plant it with roses for a romantic effect.

Great Color Contrasts: silver, variegated, cream

Great Color Partners: lavender, rose, purple

Culture Notes
This clematis will grow best in full sun or light to 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 dies back to the ground every winter and blooms on new growth in the summer. Cut last season’s vines back to 4 to 6 inches tall in late winter.
Geek Notes
Bred 1969 at State Nikitsky Botanic Gardens in Ukraine, cross between climbing hybrid Clematis 'Nezhdannyi' and the bushy species C. integrifolia.