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A picture of a Nepal Clematis

Nepal Clematis

Clematis napaulensis

Also known as

Old Man's Beard, Virgin's Bower

Clematis napaulensis flower3 by Nadiatalent (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

3m

5m

Min

1m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Nepal Clematis

A couple of Clematis napaulensis flowers against a blue sky
A couple of Clematis napaulensis flowers against a blue sky

Nepal Clematis Overview

Clematis napaulensis is a climbing plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups. It produces foliage divided into 3-5 oval to lance-shaped leaflets and leaves are shed during the summer when this species is dormant. Flowers are hanging, creamy-white in colour and appear during the winter. Flowers are notable for their long stamens, bearing red-purple anthers. These lead onto fluffy, feathery seed heads which are dispersed by the wind.

Common problems with Nepal Clematis

May suffer damage from insects such as aphids and caterpillars which target young growth. Flowers may be nibbled by earwigs. Could be affected by Clematis slime flux and this species is more tolerant of Clematis wilt compared to most others in this genus.

How to propagate Nepal Clematis

Layering

Layer in late winter or early spring.

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Nepal Clematis

Attractive flowers