Clematis 'Evijohill' (Josephine)

Josephine Clematis

Deciduous Vine or Climber

Outstanding Qualities
The amazing large double flowers are unlike any other clematis. The 4 to 5 inch wide flower is a pale lilac-pink with a deeper rose-pink bar in the center of the numerous tepals (clematis flower petals). Often the center and tips of the tepals are tinted pale lime green. The green tones are often more pronounced during cool temperatures and in shadier conditions. JOSEPHINE™ produces double flowers in early summer and in late summer to early autumn. Most older selections of double flowered cultivars only produce double flowers in early summer. This is an excellent small vine perfect for small gardens and containers.

Culture Notes
This clematis will grow best in full sun. Provide a location with rich well-drained soil where it can be regularly watered during dry weather. Protect from winds as the large heavy flowers can be damaged by blustery weather conditions. Plant vines that are well rooted and at least two years old. In our climate planting too deeply can smother the roots, especially in heavy soils. Set young plants at the same depth they were in their nursery pots. Clematis are heavy feeders and appreciate fertilizing in spring. This clematis blooms on old stems and on new growth, so it is best to only prune lightly in late spring to early summer once the first flush of flowers have finished. Remove congested or tangled growth and thin to the strongest stems. Well established, overgrown plants can be cut back to 12 inches tall in winter to remove large tangles, allowing robust new stems to fill out the plant, but it will not flower the next year.

Description courtesy of Great Plant Picks

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 72 - 106 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Climbing
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Mutli-color, Pink
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Vertical Garden
Wildlife: Butterflies

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer
Position / Role: wall covering

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos