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‘John Paul II’ has creamy white flowers with a pale pink stripe down the middle of each petal. The first wave of flowering comes in late spring and a second wave in early fall. The pink stripe is more prominent in fall.
Prefers average, well-drained but moist soil. Keep the roots cool. Clematis prefer their “feet in the shade, head in the sun.” (Shade with other plants, mulch or rocks.) Blooms on new wood and benefits from a hard pruning in late winter. Leave at least two pairs of buds on each stem. After the first wave of flowering, deadhead faded blooms or selectively prune again to promote reblooming.
Don’t forget to buy a trellis!
Height: 8-12 ft.
Spread: 2-3 ft.
Bloom time: late spring to early fall
Sun: full sun to part shade
According to Rutgers University, Clematis are “occasionally severely damaged” by deer. But Missouri Botanical Garden says clematis tolerate deer. Let us know about your experience!