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The President Clematis Plant

  • - Leather Flower
  • - Height: 8-10 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: 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

Clematis 'The President' is renowned for its captivating violet-blue flowers that grace gardens throughout most of the summer. Not only is it an impressive repeat bloomer, but its hardy nature combined with a vigorous, yet manageable climbing habit also makes it a favorite among garden enthusiasts. The vivid purple blooms, measuring up to 7-inch in diameter, create a remarkable contrast with its dark green foliage. The President blooms initially in early to mid-season on older growth, with a subsequent flourish in late summer on new growth. This standout cultivar, which was honored with the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Plant Care: Plants do best with a climbing support and with a few inches of mulch to keep their roots cool. This variety blooms on both old wood and new, so pruning is not necessary unless you want to shape the plant. Any shaping should be done in late winter.

Clematis Companion Plants: 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 2-4 feet
Habit Climbing
Flower Color Purple
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, Texture, Thriller
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid