Clematis 'Evipo082' YUAN

Clematis of the Month for June 2023

described by Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - May 21, 2021 and the first flowers appear©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - May 21, 2021 and the first flowers appear

If you follow the dates on the captions of these images of C. 'Evipo082' YUAN, you will see the pattern emerge. This clematis isn't constantly in bloom through the growing season, but it loves to rebloom. Achieving this result is easy, too. All that is required is prompt deadheading to prevent seed formation (or take off more length if bushiness or training is required), and a helping of a “rose and flower food” type of fertilizer watered in at each removal of spent flowers.

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - May 29, 2021©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - May 29, 2021

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - August, 2021 rebloom©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - August, 2021 rebloom

In addition to this consistent flower-power, C. 'Evipo082' YUAN is a striped clematis that is sun-proof; as unfading a barred clematis as I've ever met. The background color (sometimes called the self-color) is durable, glowing pink. This luminous quality is suffused through the vivid raspberry-colored bar, the margins of which are gently blended into the underlying paler tint. Clematis on the Web describes the flowers as opening rosy pink with the colors differentiating into bar and border as the flowers mature, but this has not been the case at the Rogerson Clematis Garden, where only the coolest nights of November start C. 'Evipo082' YUAN off as uniformly bright cerise. The stamens are dark with pale pollen and not particularly showy, but they don't need to be. The sepals carry the performance.

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - September, 2021©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - September, 2021

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - November, 2021©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - November, 2021

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN is short of stature and blooms from the ground up, making a mound or short pillar of itself from 2/3 to one meter tall. The first flowering of the year will be on short growth no matter when or how hard it is pruned in winter, so think of pruning as something you decide to do as needed to promote rebloom. Winter clean-up may wait until as late as March or do a hard prune after the first flowers in May. You are the gardener; you get to choose.

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - June 10, 2022©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - June 10, 2022

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - September 15, 2022 rebloom©Linda Beutler

C. 'Evipo082' YUAN - September 15, 2022 rebloom

All of these characteristics make C. 'Evipo082' YUAN a perfect choice for growing in a decorative container on a porch or patio, but you see it pictured here in the well-amended soil of the Rogerson Clematis Garden, where year on year it gives the same radiant account of itself.

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