High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Pink Anemone Clematis
Clematis montana var. rubens
Pink Anemone Clematis flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6
A very dainty-looking flowering vine, featuring pretty star-shaped light pink flowers; breathtaking on an arbour or other framework
Pink Anemone Clematis is covered in stunning lightly-scented shell pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pink Anemone Clematis is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance woody vine. It is a Type 1 clematis, meaning that it flowers on old wood of the previous season; other than trimming off obvious dieback in spring, it should only be pruned where necessary immediately after flowering. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pink Anemone Clematis is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pink Anemone Clematis will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is not originally from North America.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.