Clematis texensis
'Duchess of Albany'

Clematis texensis Duchess of Albany
Photo by Lesa Wronsky

Delectable 2-3” tulip-shaped bicolor blooms are a welcome sight from early Summer to frost on this vigorous yet well-behaved vine for smaller gardens, trellises and entryways. Introduced in 1890 (and still around for a reason!), this hardy texensis hybrid blooms like crazy with beguiling upturned candy-pink flowers striped richer pink inside and out. Easily reaching 10-12’ tall and 3’ across with lovely contrasting light green leaves, it’s more heat tolerant than many Clematis. Grow in rich, well-drained soil where roots are shaded for perfect appearance. This Group 3 Clematis should be cut back severely in early Spring to 2’ from the ground for best habit and flower.

Annie

Full Sun
Average Water
Low Water (once established)

Perennial Vine
USDA zones 4-10