General information

Select clematis exclusively for the Moscow region


Clematis (clematis) is the most common decorative vine in our gardens. This plant belongs to the family of buttercups and its closest relatives: delphinium, aconite (or ladies slipper), bathing suit, and marigold.

Previously, clematis was considered a greenhouse plant - in Russian literature it was referred to exclusively as a clematis. Everyone, having first seen these huge colored stars in a park, at a flower exhibition or a neighboring summer cottage, was fascinated by them. No matter monochrome it is a bouquet or interlacing of lianas of various varieties with contrasting flowers - this is a fascinating sight. Clematis can rightly perform a solo part in your garden.

Most clematis are perennial lianas, and leaf-leafing: they are attached to the supports of leaf petioles, but there are also shrubs and half-shrubs. In total there are about 300 species.

Clematis are divided into small-flowered and large-flowered. Small-flowered species are less popular, but they are distinguished by unpretentiousness and better winter resistance. Among them are known such species as:

There are a lot of large-flowered clematis species:

  • Zhakmana (abundant bloom from June to September, color: predominantly purple-lilac, white, pink, cherry),
  • Vititsella (purple, 3m),
  • Langunosa (last year's shoots bloom in early summer and the buds re-bloom in August-September already on young shoots)
  • Texas (Taxensis) (blooms and blooms in the period June - September).

The most important information when choosing a variety of clematis: which pruning group it belongs to and how winter-hardy it is.

There are 3 trim groups:

  1. Liana is not pruned, because blooms on shoots last year. On the new shoots of flowers almost never. With the freezing of the aerial part of the flowering in the current summer, it is no longer necessary to wait. Growing clematis of this group is possible for experienced flower growers, since requires careful shelter for the winter. Unpretentious "princes" belong to the same group of pruning. They have medium-sized flowers, significantly inferior in appearance to the large-flowered, clematis varietal, but the plants are more winter-hardy.
  2. Requires trimming to 1/2 or 1/3. Representatives of this group are blooming both on the shoots of the past and on the shoots of the current year. And on the shoots of the current year, the flowers, as a rule, are simple, on the shoots of the previous one - terry (if this is inherent in this variety).
  3. Liana is cut almost completely, leaving only the "tails" of 10-20 cm. Flowering occurs on the shoots of the current year, and clematis belonging to this group grow very quickly: 10-15 cm per day. It is necessary to take care of reliable and high supports in advance: espaliers, arches, obelisks, grids, etc., since the severity of this creeper the old support can not stand and your charming flowering cloud will be on the ground.

Landing place

This plant prefers sunny, sheltered places. The soil should be loamy or clayey, but at the same time clematis does not tolerate stagnant water, therefore drainage and high space are required. It is also important to ensure that the water flowing from the roof does not fall on the plant, otherwise it will die. From the solid fence, the wall, the foundation, it is necessary to retreat not less than 50-60 cm so that the roots of the plants do not overheat and do not freeze.

Land at the landing site should be loose, well-treated with a neutral reaction.

Be sure to provide support for vines. Clematis can climb on its own only on the grid or thin crossbars. It is better not to use the net for the second group of trimming, since it will be difficult to untangle and remove the net from the shelter for the winter.

Selection of planting material

Before going to the store or nursery, you must decide on a group of pruning - it depends on how to cover the vine for the winter. If clematis is not growing on your site, it is better to start buying a plant of the third group, as there will be less worries with it.

It is advisable to buy clematis in specialized stores or nurseries. Most often, these vines sell with a closed root system in small pots. Carefully check that the seedling is healthy, free from pests. Long flexible whips are already fixed on small supports. In order for the vine not to grow too fast before planting, you should pinch the top or remove it from the support and place the ring on the surface of the earth in a pot.

Note that young shoots are very fragile and must be handled with care.

If you buy a plant with an open root system and it has not yet started growing, you can store it in the refrigerator, in the fruit and vegetable compartment in a perforated bag. As soon as the buds wake up, the seedling needs to be planted in a pot for seedlings (a trimmed plastic bottle with holes for water flow) so that the container can be easily cut when the plant is planted in the ground. Young clematis is placed in a cool bright place before disembarking on the site. The plant is planted in the ground no earlier than in the second half of May.

Ways to grow in the suburbs

To grafting proceed to flowering. From the middle part of the lash of a 3-4 year old plant, a 4–7 cm long cutting with one node is cut off and placed in a heteroauxin solution to accelerate root formation (50g per 1 liter) for less than 2-3 days. Next, the cuttings are planted on a seedling bed, buried to the kidney, in a mixture of fertile soil, sand and peat and watered with diluted heteroauxin. Carefully monitor soil moisture. Rooted cuttings for the winter are covered with spruce branches and a small box on top. The following year, in May or August, planted in a permanent place.

Shrubs divide at the age of 4-6 years in early spring, while the shoots are not set to grow. Alternately cut to each bush was 2-4 buds and a well-developed root system. Updated clematis bushes may bloom in the same year. But some varieties are quite capricious and they need some time to restore flowering.

For reproduction by layering, at the beginning of summer they make a shallow groove of 5-6 cm for the length of the shoot and place a whip from the main plant into it, fill it with fertile soil, the leaves should be above the ground.

Ensure that the soil is constantly wet. Layers feed complex fertilizer 3-4 times per season. By September, roots must form in each node. However, it will not be possible to divide and replant young plants in a year.

Clematis is planted mainly in the spring, when the plant has just started growing. When dividing bushes or planting plants in containers with a closed root system, it is possible to plant these vines in August-September.

A sufficiently large planting pit is prepared both in width and in depth (40-55x40-55x55-70 (depth) cm), since the roots grow quite actively, especially in the Jacmatman clematis.

Before planting, it is recommended to soak the roots of the seedling in a solution of rhinitis (10g - on a bucket of water), heteroaxin or epin for 2-4 hours.

For planting clematis prepare 1.5-2 buckets of humus, 0.5-1 bucket of sand, 1.5-2 cups of wood ash, 3 tbsp. superphosphate, add garden soil. Large claydite or broken bricks with a layer of 10-15 cm are poured at the bottom of the pit to ensure good drainage.

A fertile soil is poured on the drainage with a hillock and the roots are spread on it, then they are gradually covered with earth. The root neck should be deepened no less than 8-10 cm, i.e. the plant is planted a little deeper than it grew before. This is necessary to grow new roots and young shoots from the recessed buds. The young clematis should be placed in a small fossa, but as the lash is woody in its lower part, the pit is covered with earth in the course of the summer in 2-3 stages. Thus, by the fall, there should be no depression.

With a deeper planting the plant may die.

After planting, clematis is watered so as not to damage the root neck, i.e. water should not fall on the stems.

It is better to install the support (pergola, arch, etc.) before or during landing to prevent damage to the root system.

In case of return frost, the plant must be covered with non-woven material.

When planting several copies at once, observe the distance between them at least 1 meter.

Clematis love friable, well-treated and moderately moist soil, so timely weeding, loosening, and watering are required. It is also necessary for lianas to put up supports in time and attach whips to them with soft garters so that the shoots are not intertwined and they have enough sunlight.

If the plant does not have support, then growth will slow down.

It is advisable to remove the flowers that have faded away so as not to waste forces on seed aging.

If the summer is hot, then mulching should be done around the stems of the vines: sawdust, mowed grass so that the soil does not overheat. Low annuals can be planted around the clematis: calendula, nasturtium or marigold.

Clematis must be abundantly watered at least once a week, 2-4 buckets of warm, settled water under each adult plant. At the same time, the soil should be moistened to a depth of 60-70 cm for tall vines. In dry hot weather, more moisture is required.

To provide better watering, you can use plastic tubes covered with expanded clay or replace them with plastic bottles cut from both sides, covered with rubble or expanded clay. Drainage tubes digging around clematis, retreating 20-30 cm and watering through them, filling these containers.

In the first year of planting, top dressing can be excluded, provided that the soil is sufficiently fertile. From the second year of growth, the plant must be fed at least 4-5 times per season. Clematis, like roses, love feeding with a solution of mullein.

In the spring (May), during the growth period, it is necessary to feed urea and mullein: 1 bucket of mullein and 1 tbsp to a bucket of water (10 l). l urea.

Clematis of the third group of pruning can be fed at the end of May with infusion of mullein: 1 l of fertilizer for a bucket of water (10 l).

Before flowering (June) - to 10 liters of water - 10 g of Agricola fertilizer for flowering plants and 1 tbsp. potassium sulfate.

Before flowering - foliar subcomm on leaves with Bud.

After mass flowering, they are fed with a full complex mineral fertilizer (Kemira, Agricola, Fertik-summer), a solution of organic fertilizers.

In August - phosphorus-potassium fertilizers (Fertika-autumn, autumn fertilizer - 1 tbsp. Under a bush), excluding nitrogen.

Shelter for the winter

In the clematis of the third group, trimming of the scourge is not necessary, so only the “tails” of 10–20 cm are left. The liana at the base is filled up with a bucket of dry humus to form a mound. If the plant is healthy, then the tangle of lashes can be left as an extra cover, as well as for better snow retention.

Clematis, in which the sticks should be preserved (II and I groups), in late September-October (depending on the weather forecast) are removed from the supports, also humus is spilled, lapnik or boards are laid around the bush, the sticks are laid in a ring or laid out in length. From above - spruce branches or leaves of maple, oak, then you can use the old wooden box to whip is not broken, which is covered with a piece of roofing felt, slate or film (which is at hand) to avoid excessive moisture, especially during long thaws. In such a shelter is necessary to put poison from rodents, which can choose this "apartment" for wintering.

Cover the plants should only be in dry weather before the onset of cold weather.

In the spring, the shelter is removed, and the plant is broken up, but this must be done in several stages so that the spring frosts do not damage the liana.

If the above-ground part froze over the winter, then there is nothing wrong with clematis II pruning group, it will bloom a little later.

  • Wilt (vegetative wilt) - removal and burning of shoots, treatment with 10% solution of blue vitriol in spring and autumn (100g per 10 l),
  • powdery mildew - Speed ​​(2 ml - 10 l), Chistotsvet (2 ml - 5 l of water),
  • rust - collecting and burning infectious shoots and processing plants (Fitosporin, Skor (2 ml - 10 l), Home (40 g - 10 l), Topaz (4 ml - 10 l), 1% solution of copper or iron vitriol (10 g - 1 l of water), bordeaux liquid (30g - 1l of water).

Note! Sometimes the drying of the scourge is considered to be due to a wilt due to damage: when clematis is tied to a support, weeding or after a strong wind.

  • Slugs - Thunder (granules), Metaldegite (granules),
  • mouse (during wintering) - Storm (tablet).

Popular varieties for the Moscow region

Clematis III (third) group pruning - flowering on the shoots of the current year, in the fall whips are cut to the ground:

  • Danuta, Pink Fantasy, Krakowiak, Bieszczady (pink),
  • Vistula, Arabella, Yusta, Moning Skye (lilac),
  • Paul Fargez, Haldin (white),
  • Blue Engel, Rhapsody, Mazury, (blue),
  • Madame Julia Korrevon, Siren, Ernest Markham, Mazovshe, (cherry),
  • Knight Vail, Ashwa, Stasik, Grunwald, Purpurea Plena Elegans (purple-purple).

Clematis II (second) group pruning - flowering on last year's and the shoots of the current year:

  • Maria Warehouse Curie, Ivan Olsson, Queen Jadwiga, Beautiful Bride (white),
  • Mrs. Chonmondeli, Blue Explosh, Blue Light (blue),
  • Nelly Moser, Ruran, Innocent Blush, Innocent Voice, Little Mermaid, (pink),
  • Teshio, Belle Of Woking, Veronica Choice (lilac),
  • Guernsi Cream (cream),
  • Chania, Sunset, Kaiser (crimson),
  • Romance, Copernicus, Daniel Deronda (purple).

Knyazhiki, I (first) pruning group - small-flowered clematis, some varieties of which do not require shelter for the winter:

  • Knyazhik alpine (lilac),
  • Albina Plena (cream),
  • Lagoon (blue),
  • Jenny (pink).

Moscow region, meet the following varieties

Top so gentle, but in fact - strong and resistant. Such a description is quite suitable for these decorative vines. In the wild, they can be found anywhere. It may be:

  • forest,
  • rocky slopes
  • steppe,
  • river valleys.

Before the tourist, they appear either in the form of winding vertical "carpet", or mighty shrubs. Such wild species have miniature blooms. While clematis varieties for the Moscow region (photo with descriptions just below) distinguish large flowers. They can be all sorts of shades from snow-white to black and burgundy tone. There are varieties in which flowers are collected in luxurious inflorescences of 3-7 pieces in a bunch. It affects the shape of each of them. A flower can be presented:

You can admire these lovely buds in May, and you will have to say goodbye to them in September. The main stems reach about 5 meters in length. They are exquisitely decorated with dark green foliage. Due to the fact that the leaves are arranged in pairs or alternately, the plant has a gorgeous look. At one place, these hybrids can "live" for more than 30 years. However, you need to know that it is not recommended to transplant varieties with a core root system.

Shoots can develop very intensively. Thus, in the middle of the bush dense bunches are formed, which eventually dry out. Therefore, they need to thin out, and the bush itself pruned. It does not affect the flowering splendor.

"Ville de Lyon" - Monsieur from France

It perfectly transfers cold winters of middle latitudes, therefore its branches do not need to be covered. The gardener may not worry that the foliage and stem will strike fungal or some other disease. He has an excellent "immunity." As expected, only a real Frenchman can boast of such stamina.

Throughout the summer period, the owners will admire his carmine-red flowers, which expand to 12-15 cm in diameter. These colorful umbrellas look harmoniously on young brownish shoots (grow up to 4 m). The saturated red petals of clematis “Ville de Lyon” are painted with light ripples. At the same time, the shaggy middle part adds some exotic to this “carpet of love”.

For planting fit early spring or autumn. It is desirable that the threat of night temperature drops is over.

"Gypsy Queen" - blue blood

This variety is also called the "Queen of the Gypsies." In fact, the overall flowers of purple-violet hue with thinned petals (4-6 pieces) resemble the skirt of a Romanesque girl. In diameter, these velvety umbrellas can be either 11 or 18 cm. Purple anthers, which are worn by scarlet pollen, serve as decoration. Clematis "Gypsy Queen" many gardeners appreciate for:

  • disease resistance
  • lush bloom that does not fade in the sun,
  • frost tolerance (up to -30 ° C)
  • the ability to grow magnificently on shaded areas.

The flowering period begins on the 15th of July and lasts until the first October frost. On the young shoots (top five) bloom luxurious buds. In total, there can be up to 20 such charming "beauties" on the stem.

The choice of location is very important. The plot should warm moderately and be illuminated by the sun. Excessive shadow and heat will be disastrous for him. Plant a plant costs 20-35 cm from the wall / fence.

"Rouge Cardinal" - a person of spiritual dignity

Translated from the French, this name sounds like a red cardinal. The plant is well suited. Large velvet flowers has a burgundy shade. When the shrub blooms in spring, it inspires some awe. His spectacular view carries observers in the era of the Musketeers. Such a description of clematis Rouge Cardinal fully justifies its name.

Молодые побеги вьющихся лиан необходимо подвязывать, чтобы кустарник разрастался в правильном направлении, приобретая желанную форму. В результате за летние месяцы он пустить от 3 до 5 побегов.

For these varieties are not suitable saline, acidic, moist and heavy types of soil. Alkalinity should be as low and neutral as possible. Loamy fertilized soil is ideal.

"General Sikorsky" - the commander and politician in one person

This variety of clematis came to Russia from Poland. It was here in 1965, the breeders brought a hybrid that is resistant to rapid temperature changes, as well as to fungal diseases. Bright purple petals with a bluish tinge are excellently woven along live supports from:

Clematis "General Sikorsky" can be safely grown even in a container. His foliage and flowering will be the most luxuriant, thick, if it is planted in partial shade. Despite such a loud title, this variety does not tolerate heat. Dry summer leads to the fact that he quickly fading. In this case, the buds get a pale shade.

After planting, the seedling needs feeding. Nitrogen-containing fertilizers are applied during the growing season, so that the clematis blooms magnificently. By the end of spring, add ashes or potash fertilizer to the soil. Organic matter and peat just destroy the young sprout.

Luther Burbank is more than a breeder

In honor of this great scientist, a unique hybrid of tropical vines was named. In the case of breeding this man was a pioneer.

Violet hanging carpet of large flowers will not leave indifferent any passer-by. You can enjoy this luxury for half a year. Among the important features of clematis Luther Burbank are the following:

  • the stem grows to 5 meters,
  • the size of a single flower is about 24 cm in diameter,
  • up to 10 lianas develop in one bush,
  • anthers are very large.

On one shoot you can find up to 12 flowers. The elliptical shape of the corrugated petals creates a spectacular look.

In each subsequent season, the plant must be deepened. To do this, you can simply fill the root neck with another layer of earth.

"Nikolay Rubtsov" - a lyrical digression

Apparently the extraordinary coloring of these flowers has become an inspiration portal for many poets. In this regard, it was named after one of them. His description is worthy of a literary work. On the clematis lilac umbrellas Nikolai Rubtsov, someone seemed to have made original white stripes with a brush. In the middle, above the petals, there rises an amphora of anthers, which resembles some precious vase of the Renaissance. The branches of the hybrid are so tightly intertwined with each other that they form a magnificent wreath / tiara of bright colors. On the shoots buds hold for about a month, and then fall off.

They are also not recommended to be planted in open areas, otherwise they may turn pale.

"Niobe" - caused the disapproval of the gods

The breeders decided to give this beautiful clematis the name Niobe, because its crimson flowers remind them of the story of a grieving mother. In one moment, she lost 14 children, executed by the will of the ruthless Diana and Apollo. It is the dark red hue of the wavy petals that testifies to her grief. Yet this is only a myth.

Shrub grow up to 1 meter wide, and in height - up to 2.5 meters. In the spring on the shoots you can see the black buds with a slight shade of reddish hue. Over time, they brighten.

Although the hybrid is considered to be frost-resistant, nevertheless, agronomists recommend wrapping the branches tightly for the winter.

"Nellie Moser" - oh, what a woman

For the first time after seeing these white and pink umbrellas, many are ready to exclaim this phrase. In the center of each of 9-11 white petals, a wide pink stripe is drawn. Unlike all other varieties of clematis Nelly Moser has a unique structure sepal. Petals are arranged in two rows, in a checkerboard pattern. Thanks to this structure, they look unusually impressive. When growing plants should take into account such moments:

  • bloom fade in the scorching sun,
  • the first buds appear on old branches by the end of spring,
  • in the fall they can be observed on young shoots.

In dry weather, the plant should be watered more often than once a week. After this procedure, it is important to loosen the ground, removing all weeds from the garden.

"Ballerina" - elegance in each circuit

The appearance of this "beauty" reminds the bride a lot. However, the scarlet, slightly hairy middle center immediately destroys this illusion. It was an outstanding ballet actress Maya Plisetskaya who became the muse who inspired botanists to create this miracle.

Clematis stem "ballerina" trudges slowly. He pulled out just up to 3 meters. Magnificent white blossoms stand out brightly on a green leaf of leaves (each is 15 cm in diameter). The bush has such a spectacular view that even roses fade to its background. Buds bloom on both last year’s (in June) and young (in July) stems.

3-5 hours before planting the seedling root should be soaked. The first step in the hole is to lay the drainage, cover it with earth (5 cm layer) and gently straighten the roots of the plant.

"Hope" never dies

Undoubtedly, this name immediately tells everyone about the Soviet woman. In 1969, the variety was bred by a simple lover of flowers, who decided to perpetuate the memory of her sister, calling him Clematis "Hope".

Twice a season (in summer and autumn), this unique specimen throws out large pale pink blooms. The petals look elegant bright purple strip. While the yellowish anthers delightfully combined with spreading petals.

The stalk should be cut at the end of October or the beginning of November.

Each detailed gardener can choose from several detailed descriptions and vivid photos of ten varieties of clematis for the Moscow region. They grow without problems next door to each other, creating amazing live curtains in the country.

Adding an article to a new collection

We have compiled a list of 9 clematis, which are picky in their care and tolerate temperatures down to –30 ° C. Here and double, and simple, and monochromatic, and two-colored, and snow-white, bright pink - there is plenty to choose from!

The main problem faced by flower growers in the middle lane and near Moscow is cold winters, when temperatures can drop to –30 ° C. That is why when choosing a variety of clematis for your garden, first of all it is necessary to assess the resistance to frost.

This region belongs to the 4-5 zone of winter hardiness; accordingly, the selected plants must confidently tolerate the temperatures of this climatic zone. We offer you a selection of 9 luxury varieties of clematis that meet this criterion.

Species description of clematis

Clematis grows on almost all continents in completely different conditions: in the deep forest and among the steppes, on rocky canyons and fertile river banks. Wild clematis - climbing or cluster - has small flowers. Gardeners, as a rule, cultivate hybrids with large flowers. The color of the petals can be blue, saturated blue, purple, red, pink, etc. Climbing plants are especially popular. Other characteristics of clematis:

Attention! Clematis with a core system negatively tolerate transplantation and require a permanent place on the site.

It should be understood that the first available variety in the climate of the Moscow region will not grow normally. Clematis do not like the local cool climate with short-term winter frosts. Gardeners are advised to choose plants with early flowering. Those that can form inflorescences on the branches that grew in spring.

The best varieties of clematis for the Moscow region: TOP-10

  • Nelly Moser. The grade is checked by time. Petals - white and pink with bright lines in the center. Intense sun fade. Flowering on old shoots begins in late spring and continues on new branches until frost.

  • Wil de Lyon. Very bright flower with rich red unevenly colored petals. All summer blooms on young shoots.
  • Gypsy Quinn. The flowers are purple-purple, large. Grow on new shoots. The variety is especially valued by summer cottagers, as it can develop normally in a slightly shaded place, resistant to frost and many diseases, and it blooms very luxuriantly.

  • Ballerina. Climbing long-flowering plant up to 3 m long. Flowers solitary, reach 15 cm in diameter, color is white. Blooms profusely on young twigs.
  • Niobe It blooms throughout the summer with purple-red velvety flowers. It tolerates winter under cover.

  • Hope. Representative of the Soviet selection with pastel-maroon petals of large size. Blooming flowers resemble stars. The variety blooms twice a season: from May to June and from mid-July to October.
  • General Sikorsky. Flowers blue-lilac, iridescent. Blooms profusely, not picky about care, is resistant to fungal diseases and mild cold.

  • Rouge Cardinal. Variety with red-purple velvet petals. It blooms on spring branches throughout the summer. It copes well with moderate cold.
  • Nikolay Rubtsov. It has purple contoured large flowers (up to 17 cm). This clematis blooms continuously from May to September.

  • Luther Burbank. The peculiarity of this variety is the large length of the vine, which has many shoots, as well as especially large flowers, up to 25 cm in diameter. The color is purple. It blooms from May to mid autumn.

Attention! Even varieties that are adapted to the cold must be thoroughly prepared for winter. The shelter kind of saves flowers, but sometimes the bush still freezes and then the next season is restored.

Features landing clematis in the climate of the Moscow region

In the climate of the Moscow region clematis is usually planted in early autumn or spring, after the last night frosts. Place on the site for shrubs should choose a well-lit, without drafts. True, in the sun clematis is better not to plant, the heat, they also suffer no matter. Also, do not plant the plant close to the wall or fence.

The landing site should be deeply dug up and loose, with good drainage. Acidity is neutral or close to that. During the growing season, starting from planting, the plant needs regular feeding. However, do not make fresh organic or peat: make it worse.

A couple of hours before the process, soak the roots in water. In a pit for a seedling, pour a small slide and evenly distribute the roots on it. After planting it must be cut off. A little later, the procedure should be repeated. Also, a young plant needs a grid or grid as a support - it will cling to it with leaf petioles and will soon decorate the site with a kind of green rug. The height of the support is about 2 m.

Reviews on clematis varieties for the Moscow region

Generalized recommendations of gardeners for the care of clematis in the suburban climate look like this:

  • keep it clean by removing weeds. It is important for the size and abundance of flowers,
  • preparing the plant for winter cannot do without cutting the stalks in late autumn,
  • watering should be regular and abundant, it is better to reinforce it with mulching, otherwise the flowers will be small even in large-color varieties.

Feeding clematis effectively do the following scheme:

  • in the spring - nitrogen-containing fertilizers, for active flowering,
  • May - ash or other potash fertilizer
  • at the end of the summer - phosphate fertilizer.

Among the characteristic diseases of clematis - wilt, wilting apical leaves. To prevent the death of the plant, get rid of diseased shoots, and the bush pour a solution of potassium permanganate. From pests helps the treatment of nematocides in rhizomes. By the fall, have copper sulfate ready, which may be necessary to process the dark gray leaf necrosis.

Gardeners prove with deed: with proper care, clematis perfectly take root at the cottages near Moscow. With their help, you can create a cozy decor on the plot.

Terms of planting clematis in the suburbs

A lot of controversy among fans of clematis raises the question of the timing of landing. On a long experience, I became convinced that for the Moscow Region the most favorable time for this is late autumn. It is then that clematis is the least vulnerable. The plant passed into dormancy and prepared for winter.

If the landing of clematis for some reason is postponed in the spring, do it until the buds are not in growth or just started to swell. This is the end of April - the beginning of May.

In extreme cases, clematis can be transplanted in the summer, waiting for lignification of the shoots. In this case, regrown shoots pruned. In addition, during the spring-summer transplanting, I do not fill the landing hole to the brim, but leave it 5-10 cm short of sleep. And fill it gradually, as the shoots become lignified.

Choosing a place for clematis

In nature, clematis lives in the underbrush. Therefore, he has rather peculiar habits: the roots need cool and moist soil, and the leaves and flowers need the sun. As a plant of the undergrowth, it is not so terrible competition of the roots of other plants. That is why I tamp the vine with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses. In the spring, at the time of flowering bulbous, clematis almost imperceptible. But time passes, and the early spring passes the baton of flowering to them. These creepers near pions feel great, but there should be at least 2-5 m to the tree trunk.

For clematis, humus-rich, fertile sandy or loamy soils with a weakly acidic reaction (pH = 5.6-6.5) are preferable. They suffer greatly from soaking in areas with close groundwater occurrence. In overmoistened soils, the clematis do not have enough air, the plants die.

For many years, plots were allocated for plots. Here and on my site, located in the floodplain of a small river, in its time, the ground squunched and squawked. The most reliable way to divert excess water - the device ditches and drainage. But you can plant clematis and on high ridges. However, in winter, such landings require a more reliable shelter. In any case, it is advisable to arrange a drainage of gravel or broken brick (at least 25 cm) at the bottom of the landing pit.

Clematis (Lomonos) Zhakman. © Mike Gifford

Selection of Clematis Varieties for the Moscow Region

Beginners often think that in areas with a “mild” climate, only clematis varieties and hybrids that bloom abundantly on the shoots of the current year succeed (the Jackmani, Vititsell, Integfolia groups). Indeed, the varieties of Anastasia Anisimova, Hagley Hybrid, Gypsy Queen, Golden Jubilee, Wil de Lyon, Cosmic Melody, Victory Salute, Blue Flame proved to be excellent in the Moscow region. Polish Varshavyanka, Madame Baron Vilar, Victoria, Tuchka, Nikolay Rubtsov, Mephistopheles, etc. Before these winter clematis, all the shoots are cut to the first leaf (20-30 cm) or to the level of the soil before being sheltered. Hilling the bush with dry earth or peat (plus snow in winter) will reliably protect the kidneys from freezing.

Beginners are more cautious in clematis of the Patents group. Florida and Lanuginose. And in vain! After all, they bloom twice: the first time - a month before the clematis of the Jackmani, Vititsell and Integrifolia groups, and the second - from the end of summer until late autumn. In addition, they have graceful flowers with unusual colorful accents. How much joy the refined Gladstone or solemnly white Joan of Arc, graphic Marcel Moser and lotus-pink Fair Rosamund bring in the warm Indian summer day!

Clematis (Clematis) whole-leaf. © KENPEI

Clematis Shelter for the Winter

Since the first bloom of the clematis of these groups occurs on last year's whips, and the second - on the newly grown, their shelter for the winter requires a little trick. Before the onset of constant frosts, the stalks are shortened to 1 m, removing weak and broken ones. The base of the bush mulch dry earth or peat. Scourge I take off from a support, I turn a ring and I stack around a bush. The most simple and affordable cover for clematis can be an inverted box of fruit. I lay a dry leaf or lapnik under it, and the bottom of the box, which now serves as a roof, is covered with plastic wrap or roofing material. In the winters with little snow, I additionally scoop snow from above.

It is important to cover well, but it is just as important to take shelter in the spring in time and properly. First, I remove the film or ruberoid, a box, then dry leaves or needles, and only then a layer of mulch. This layer, 5–7 cm high, remains on clematis for the longest and protects swollen buds from spring temperature drops and bright sunshine. There is a danger that the buds of clematis will rush to grow ahead of time, until the soil warms in depth and the roots are not able to work well. As a result, the plant may die.

It also happens: because of the alternation of thaws and late frost, a layer of ice forms on the soil. Do not be mulch, this ice can break the roots and damage the base of the clematis bush. Such damaged plants, if they don’t die at all, then grow 2-4 weeks late, which affects flowering in a bad way. It protects from frost and in-depth planting of clematis when the center of tillering is located at a depth of at least 10-15 cm.


This type of clematis has arisen as a result of crossing woolly clematis with its other species. The flowers are large, up to 20 cm in diameter. Color varies from white to blue tones.

In winter, the plant should be wrapped. Flower buds at Lanuginoza are laid in the fall, so shoots are advised to cut up to 1 m, but some gardeners cut only a few centimeters from the tip. For the winter you need to remove the shoots from the supports, carefully twist them and wrap.

Первое цветение у этого клематиса обильное и яркое, начинается в мае и длится до сентября. Цветов на стеблях немного, на одном растении в среднем насчитывается до нескольких десятков.

Представители этой группы:

Валге Даам. Вырастает до 2 м. Цветки сразу бледно-голубого оттенка, затем выгорают до белого. Чашелистики вырастают до 15 см в диаметре. Обильное цветение продолжается до первых заморозков. 2 группа обрезки.

Генри. Один из самых старых искусственно выведенных представителей клематиса. Вырастает до 4 м, при этом обильно цветет. Flowers are large (up to 20 cm), white with coffee anthers. Looks great on a dark background. It is better to plant the plant in a dry, windless places. When drying the soil should be watered immediately. Frost-resistant plant. It blooms from June to October.

Siebold hybrid. Sufficiently high liana (up to 3 m), a sunbath. Flowers grow to 17 cm in diameter, have a bright lilac edging, brighten closer to the middle. The boot is purple, with cream notes. The flowering period lasts from June to September.

Ideal. Grows up to 3 m. The leaves are large, trifoliate. Flowers are up to 20 cm in diameter. The rounded petals have a smoky color, which whitens as it blooms. Anthers are purplish-red, multi-pollen. Bloom from June to September. This clematis looks great in single plantings and is suitable for landscaping balconies and winter gardens.

Kyllus. Low creeper, grows up to 2 m. Flowers up to 16 cm in diameter, have a faint fragrance. The soft bluish shade of the wavy petals perfectly harmonizes with the cream boot. By the middle of the sepal brightens to white. They winter well, but require shelter. Bloom from July to the first frost.

Lavson The plant reaches 3 m. The flowers are wide, up to 18 cm in diameter, delicate blue-violet color with a dark stripe, which goes to the anther ashen-purple color. The leaves are trifoliate; in hot climates, their tips burn. The most abundant first flowering, more rarely, several flowers before frost.

This is a type of tree structure. Looks like a deciduous vine up to 4 m in length. Evenly covered with leaves on maroon cuttings. Flowers solitary, tend to grow at height. They reach a diameter of 15 cm and are cream to lilac in color. Brown stamens with a reddish tinge.

Such clematis is drought-resistant, feels great in the southern regions. Prefers well-moistened soil with medium alkaline, rich in humus and loose.

It blooms on last year's shoots, rarely bloom on sprouts of the current season. Looks impressively at the main entrances, maybe a tub culture to decorate the halls, lobbies.

Representatives of this group:

Barbara Dibley. The height of the vine is 3 m, while the bush. Flowers of this clematis grow to 18 cm in diameter, sharp-shaped, similar to the shape of a star. Dark pink shade with the transition to lilac, in the center of the petal - burgundy strip. Purplish red anthers. It blooms from May to September. Starts flowering on sprouts last year and continues on new ones. Looks great in the balcony tubs, verandas and as a general gardening.

Biz Jubili. The shoots of this type of clematis grow to 3 m. The flowers are rounded with sharp tips up to 18 cm in diameter, bloom at the top of the vine. The petals are pointed with rounded sides, have a light purple hue and a bright red stripe in the middle. Anther cream tones. It starts flowering in June on the shoots of last year, and this year sprouts - from July to frosts.

Barbara Jacques Violet flowers with a dark stripe in the middle of the petal. With a diameter up to 18 cm. Evenly, but not densely, cover tops of a liana. Anthers delicate cream shades. Plant liana-like shrub type (up to 3 m). It blooms from May to the first frost. It starts flowering on last year's sprouts, and from July on the sprouts of the current year. Perfect for vertical gardening, for tub decoration balcony or loggia.

Dr. Rappell. Liana woody type up to 4 m. Flowers reach 18 cm. The petals are elongated and sharp at the tips, light purple hues with a smoky-red central stripe. Begins flowering, as well as other representatives of this type, on last year's shoots, and from August on the new current season. Perfectly is suitable both for single, and for group compositions.

Stone Flower. Gently velvet flowers of blue-purple color with a reddish stripe in the center and a faint aroma. Over time, the flower appears cream specks, giving the marble structure of the petals. Liana grows to 4 m, shoots maroon-red shades. The first bloom is abundant, on last year's shoots. From the second half of summer blooms liquid. Looks great in vertical gardening.

Lazurshtern. Liana grows up to 3 m in length. Dark maroon shoots, which bloom throughout the length of flowers. Sepals reaches a diameter of 20-23 cm, large and wide. Wavy petals at the edges of dark blue and violet shades fade in the sun to bluish, lavender flowers. Anther pale yellow. Blossoms on the shoots of last year. Perfectly suitable for tub growing on balconies and vertical gardening.

A woody plant with liana-like shoots. Can grow up to 4 m, has stiff and flexible stems. The flowers are small, up to 8 cm in diameter, from white to various shades of beige.

He likes wet sandy, loamy soil. It grows well in sunny places, drought-resistant.

Shoots in preparation for wintering should be cut in half. He, like the previous type of clematis, begins flowering on old sprouts.

Perfect for decorating vertical fencing, gratings. Serves as decoration of main entrances and arches. It may be a pot plant in the lobbies, balconies and halls.

Representatives of this group:

Daniel Deron Liana grows to 3.5 m. The leaves are greenish-scarlet, young - purple hue. Flowers up to 20 cm in diameter, with the first in the season, terry or semi-double. Blue-purple color that brightens closer to the center. Anther delicate green-yellow shade. Suitable for vertical gardening.

Jacqueman Alba. Shoots grow up to 3 m. Flowers that bloom on last year's sprouts are different from the colors of the new generation. The diameter of the flower is up to 14 cm. The first crop of flowers of this type is lush, up to 27 petals in a flower bowl, further - 6-7 pcs. The petals on the tips are pointed, white with blue-violet veins. Anther cream. Mass flowering falls in August, but the first flowers appear in May. Perfectly serves as a background for group plantings due to its colors and large forms.

Zybolds Anemone-shaped flower, up to 9 cm in diameter. The petals are pointed-elliptical, white with purple anthers. Liana grows up to 4 m. Planted as a single or group compositions.

Mrs Cholmondeli. The flower is light lavender in color, reaching a diameter of 20 cm. On last year's shoots, abundant flowering falls on June. The second wave is July-August, but may continue until September. Perfect for background compositions and a separate landing.


This group of clematis - "Upright". Semishrub on average 1.5 m in height, sometimes there are individuals up to 3 m. Weakly cling to the support.

The main feature of Integrifolia is the bell-shaped form of flowers. The diameter of these flowers to 12 cm, height - up to 8 cm. Their color is varied, from white to dark shades of burgundy. Usually the bowls of these flowers curl when blooming, thus creating a "skirt" around the anther.

In autumn, they set seeds, and in the winter they require pruning (type 2 pruning).

There are also small varieties of this group, but they are few and not widespread in our latitudes.

Representatives of this group:

Alyonushka. It grows with shrubs, reaches a height of 1.5 - 2 m. Leaves of complex shape (3-7 leaves in one). The flowers are bell-like, with a diameter of up to 8 cm, a length of up to 7 cm. Gentle color with purple notes. When heat color fades, and the edges of the flower unbend out. Anthers cream, yellowish. Suitable for both group and single plantings.

Anastasia Anisimova. Opened flower reaches 14 cm and has a pale blue hue, which turns pale in the sun. By the end of its flowering petals unbend out. Anther delicate cream shades. The plant itself is a semi-shrub (up to 2.5 m), its shoots are of burgundy hue. It blooms from June to September. Perfect for gardening balconies, loggias, single or group plantings.

Durand, Durandia. It is considered the most beautiful shrub hybrid in the Itegrifolia group, has large flowers. When blooming, flowers slightly open, reach 12 cm. Elliptical petals with curved tips of a bright purple hue, fade to dark blue. Anther yellow flowers. Liana grows to 2 m. Flowering moderately. Perfect for gardening small fences and retaining walls.

Memory of the Heart. Semishrub, grows up to 2 m. It has maroon shoots. The flowers are drooping, slightly opened. The diameter of the flower is 8-10 cm, length up to 9 cm. They have a lilac-blue color. Anther cream with a yellow tinge. It blooms well from June to August. Suitable for planting low fences and supports.

Gray bird. Flowers of the original form. At first they are half-opened, drooping, but as they bloom, they bloom. Grow up to 14 cm in diameter. Blue-red shades, bright. Anther purple with bluish stamens. This shrub to 2.5 m, has a reddish-maroon shoots. It blooms all summer and part of September, until the first cold. Planting them low objects and fences.

Blue rain. Bell-shaped flowers with a diameter up to 6 cm. A saturated blue shade, then brighten. The boot is pale yellow. Semishrub, grows to 1.8 m. The entire period of its flowering (June-September) blooms profusely. Perfect for gardening low fences.

Clematis is an extraordinary plant. The variety of its species is amazing, and each species is beautiful in its own way. In addition, it does not require special care and easily reproduces - a great option for both an experienced gardener and a beginner.

The best varieties of clematis for the Moscow region

When choosing flowering plants for your country site, you should pay attention not only to the bright coloring and flowering splendor, but also to the ability to withstand the climatic conditions of the Moscow region. In the section you will find suitable varieties of clematis, a photo with the name, and general characteristics of flowering vines.

Ballerina (lat. Balerina)

One of the most long-blooming clematis, flowering lianas lasts from May to September. Clematis white, Ballerina varieties are a real find for gardeners who prefer lianas with large flowers, up to 15 cm.

Clematis white Ballerina varieties distinguish large flowers

Flowering occurs on the young perennial shoots single, but frequent flowers. The height of the vine is three meters.

Grade Hope (lat. Nadezhda)

The Soviet variety with light maroon flowers of large size, reaching 14 cm. The petals have a pointed shape, so the flowers in the open form resemble the stars, and are well visible.

Clematis varieties Nadezhda blooms twice per season

The height of the vine is 2.5-3 meters. The flowering plant begins in May and ends in early June, then in the middle of summer the Clematis of the Nadezhda variety blooms again.

Nikolay Rubtsov (lat. Nikolaj Rubtzov)

The variety is distinguished by purple flowers, on the petals of which the contour is repeated by divorces of the same color. The height of the plant does not exceed 2.5 meters, the flowers are large, up to 17 cm in diameter. Clematis varieties Nikolai Rubtsov bloom from May to the end of summer, continuously replacing one flower with another.

Clematis varieties Nikolay Rubtsov

Clematis Ville de Lyon (lat. Ville de Lyon)

One of the brightest clematis, whose flowers are painted in a rich red color with a fuchsia tint. The petals are egg-shaped and unevenly colored, which gives the flowers an exotic look of a tropical plant.

Clematis varieties Ville de Lyon reaches three meters in height

The height of the vine is three meters. It blooms from late May and all summer on the shoots of the current year.

Clematis varieties for Siberia

In the harsh climate of Siberia, preference should be given to those varieties of clematis, in which flowering occurs on overwintered shoots. This is a fairly large group of varieties, among which you can choose plants in any color range. There are also varieties that bloom on the shoots of the current season, suitable for the conditions of the north-east of Russia. Such clematis varieties with photos and descriptions are given below in our article.

Grade Anastasia Anisimova (lat. Anastasija Anisimova)

Soviet variety, tested for nearly half a century. Pale celestial middle-sized flowers with a diameter of 10-14 cm decorate a low, up to 2 meters liana.

Clematis Anastasia Anisimova has been cultivated in Russia for over 50 years

Flowering from July to October, abundant and permanent. Suitable for landscaping balconies and growing in pots.

Clematis Luther Burbank (lat. Luther Burbank)

The old variety of Soviet breeding with large flowers of dark purple color, ranging in size from 15 to 25 cm. The height of the vine reaches 2.5 meters, flowering begins in July and ends in late October.

Clematis variety Luther Burbank is not afraid of fungal diseases

Clematis varieties Luther Burbank is very resistant to frost and disease. For winter, it is recommended to cut all the shoots under the root. One of the most common varieties of clematis in Russia.

Clematis variety Miss Beimen (lat. Miss Bateman)

Representative of the group of white clematis with silky petals. The height of creepers to 2.5 meters. Flowers appear on last year's shoots in mid-June. Growth of the current year blooms later, but the flowers do not fall to the very frost.

White Clematis variety Miss Beymen blooms until frost

Flowers with a diameter of 10-15 cm, clearly visible to the dense greenery of the plant. Before the shelter for the winter shoots should not be cut off.

Comtes de Boucho (lat. Comtesse de bouchaud)

One of the most popular varieties of pink. Small, 10-15 cm in diameter flowers adorn the vine height of 2-2.5 meters. Sepals slightly wavy at the edges, slightly raised, which makes the flower very elegant.

Clematis Comtes de Boucho is very popular for its delicate pink flowers.

Bloom from June to August or September. The variety has a high resistance to frost.

Winterhardy terry varieties of clematis

Among the huge number of clematis varieties stands out a group of terry - unique decorative qualities distinguish them against other flowers and make the most visible plants in the garden. Consider the most winter-hardy and unpretentious varieties that are suitable for growing in the harsh climate of the Moscow region and Siberia.

Purpua Plena Elegans (lat. Purpurea Plena Elegans)

The variety of French breeding, is very popular among gardeners over the last century. Terry burgundy flowers with a diameter of 5-6 cm without stamens and pistil literally showered shoots up to 3.5 meters in height from July to September.

Terry vydy of clematis - Purpua Plen Elegans grade

Differs unpretentiousness to the soil, grows quickly and is very winter-hardy. Suitable for container gardening, before the shelter for the winter shoots pruned.

Variety Avangard (lat. Avant-Garde)

Liana height up to three meters, flowers are not very large, up to 5 cm, but very beautiful red flowers. Terry center of pink color.

Terry Clematis variety Avangard for Siberia, photo

The small size of the flowers is compensated by their large number on the shoots. Flowering long from June to September and October. The variety is winter hardy, but pruning is obligatory for winter shelter.

Sort Lemon Dream (lat. Lemon Dream)

Absolutely unlike all other clematis variety. The flowers are large drooping terry bells of a light yellow color, with a faint bitterish aroma.

Terry clematis varieties Lemon Dream suitable for the suburbs and Siberia

The height of the plant is about 3 meters, the first flowering is in May, then repeated from July to September. It can be used not only as a vine, but also as a ground cover plant.

Clematis can be a lush flowering decoration of your garden, balcony or terrace. It is only necessary before planting to study the varieties of clematis and choose the most suitable for your region.