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Empress Clematis Plant

  • - Leather Flower
  • - Height: 6-8 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June, September
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

Empress Clematis Plants bear brilliantly pink flowers with a darker pink, radiating band along the midrib. Barely ruffled and barely overlapping, the outer petals can measure up to 6 inches across, while the inner petals resemble a hairy pompom and flaunt various shades of palest green, pale pink and creamy white as the flower ages. Brighten up a fence-row or add color to a non-flowering tree or hedge by allowing Empress to weave throughout the foliage. Empress flowers on both old and new wood. Typically, little pruning should be done except for every three years, then prune back to 16-inches. Clematis require moist soils to grow well. In northern gardens they do best in full sun, but prefer lightly shaded areas in southern gardens.

Common Names: Leatherflower, Traveler’s Joy

Companion Planting: Dahlia, Phlox, Salvia

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Growing Support Trellis
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 14-18 inches
Habit Climbing
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Climbing or Vining, Focal Point, Spiller, Texture
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid

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Fast shipping well packaged plant looks good

From Norah | October 08, 2020

your garden will feel noble

plant the Empress Clematis for a noble garden addition to your climbing garden

From Sheila | August 15, 2015


I have ordered several vegetable plants from GrowJoy and have had great success, so I decided to try the Clematis, 5 stars on everything I have bought from them.

From Patricia | June 07, 2015