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Get big, beautiful blooms!

By: Garden Gate staff
This shorter clematis is perfect to put color and blooms at eye level!

Get big, beautiful blooms!

Want an easy-growing clematis covered in big flowers? Look no further than ‘Bees’ Jubilee’! Its 6- to 8-inch-wide mauve-pink blooms have a carmine-pink central bar on each petal. And while hummingbirds love the flowers, deer will usually leave the plant alone. Plant it beside a sculpture, large boulder, trellis, fence or even in a container, as long as it has something to cling to and climb up.

‘Bees’ Jubilee’ is in pruning group 2, or B, because it blooms in spring on the previous year’s growth and then again in late summer on new growth. In late winter or early spring, when you notice leaf buds starting to swell, remove any broken or dead shoots. If necessary, thin out a few branches to improve air circulation and create a balanced spread. Then just train new growth so it’s evenly spaced.

 

Type Woody vine

Blooms Mauve-pink flowers with carmine-pink central bar in late spring and late summer

Light Part shade

Soil Moist, well-drained

Pests Rabbits, earwigs, spider mites, clematis wilt

Size 6 to 8 ft. tall, spreading

Cold-hardy USDA zones 4 to 9

Heat-tolerant AHS zones 9 to 1

Source Joy Creek Nursery

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