Planting Instructions: Choose a site with moist well-drained soil, such as a clay or loam soil, in full sun. This clematis will tolerate some shade, but its best color is obtained in full sun. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Plant in the spring when the soil is workable. Be sure to keep the roots cool and shaded. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak steams.
Pests or Diseases: Susceptible to stem rot, powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust, slugs, and spider mites.