Clematis Abilene
Clematis Abilene


Clematis 'Abilene' has large pink petals with a darker pink bar and contrasting yellow anthers. 'Abilene' flowers from the leaf axels in addition to the ends of the stems, ensuring maximum flower right to the floor. This Clematis is part of the Boulevard collection which have been referred to as 'Top to Bottom' clematis because of the flowering from the leaf axels. This is a compact clematis variety suitable for patio pots and smaller gardens.

  • Height: 91-122 cm (3-4 ft)
  • Spread: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer with repeat bloom
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Many gardening books tell you to plant clematis with their "head in the sun and their feet in the shade". The truth it that clematis will grow well in full sun but they need constant moisture. Shading the roots with mulch or shallow rooted plants will help to maintain the moisture in the soil. Clematis also need an extensive root run so it is necessary to dig a large hole and amend it with lots of compost. Clematis 'Abilene' flowers on both new and old wood so simply prune it back to actively growing buds at about 90 cm in the spring or just leave it to sprout and trim as desired.