Two sets of flowers grace this stellar performer. Old wood produces full centers of ruffled petals, while new growth presents large pink single blooms marked with a deep rose bar. Prune dead stem tips (only) in early spring to allow old wood to bloom. On mature plants, the first flush of blooms appear from the old wood as 3-4" double or semi-double light pink flowers with rose bars followed by single flowers of similar coloring from the current season's growth. Clematis Piilu is noted for being one of the heaviest blooming Clematis. Blooms May through July and September.
Shorter in length, this variety is perfect for growing in containers but equally content when grown in the ground or clambering up a trellis.
Note: because we are trimming the plants to keep them in bounds here at Bluestone, the first flowers you see will be singles from the new growth.