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Clematis 'The President'

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Clematis 'The President'
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Deirdre M.'s Review
Location: Delmar, DE
Hardiness Zone: 7

Planted this clematis for my mother in 2005. Transplanted it to my home after her death in 2006. Gets morning sun; roots are shaded. It is gorgeous. Even with improper pruning (plant was incorrectly labeled as a jackamanni), it has flourished and is a showpiece of my garden. Very easy maintenance too.

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Anita's Review
Location: Fresno, CA
Hardiness Zone: 9

I want people to know that this picture looks nothing like the real thing. This picture looks lavendar with almost light blue or lighter lavendar stripes in the middle. The real "The President" is a deep, brilliant purple with very velvety petals that create a beautiful sheen. There are no lighter areas or stripes. It is solid purple. A beautiful purple. Some might consider it deep violet--not sure, but it's definitely a much darker purple than what is pictured here. The stamens are kind of understated, similar to the picture.
One thing I love about Clematis is how it rises from the dead. Many times, I thought I killed off my "The President" but with some watering and the spring season having arrived, it would start sprouting leaves again. I was sure it had gotten too dried out and had died. I kept it one of those plastic urns and we have VERY hot summers, but it kept coming back to life. We know how clematis' like their roots cool. Well, sitting above ground in a white plastic urn did not accomplish this very well. I think it actually is dead now. I don't think it leafed out last year and it hasn't this year. I'm not sure because some morning glory AND some honeysuckle took it over. I will have to take it out, re-pot it, water it and see what happens.

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Common Name: “Clematis”

(Clematis) Looking for a Clematis that is a hard worker? Look no further than Clematis 'The President'.  The free flowering habit of 'The President' graces your garden with blooms during the months of June through September. The large 8 inch, dark purple blooms are brought together with deep purple anthers. Standing 8-12 foot tall, 'The President' is perfect for growing up and over arbors and trellis'. This very popular variety is a Garden Crossings Top Seller year after year. A must have starter Clematis.

Flower Color: Purple
Height: 8-12 Feet     Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-9  

Clematis Growing Tips:

Clematis Prune Group 2 - These cultivars produce early season bloom on the previous season's growth and late season flowers on new growth. Generally, these cultivars are only pruned to shape. In the early spring (February or March), prune them lightly above the first pair of new swollen leaf buds, removing about 12 inches from each shoot. Also remove any dead or weak stems at this time.

Learn more about growing tips and caring for your Clematis 'The President' and other Clematis. More Info

'The President' Characteristics & Attributes

Sun Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Moderate
  • Moist
  • Cut Flower or Foliage
Nature Attraction
  • Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
  • Deer
  • Rabbit
Season of Interest (Flowering)
  • Summer
Design Use
  • Trellis or Wall
  • Container
Clematis Prune Group
  • Group 2

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