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    Clematis 'Lincoln Star'

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    Lincoln Star Clematis (Clematis 'Lincoln Star') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Lincoln Star Clematis flowers

    Lincoln Star Clematis flowers

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    Height:  10 feet

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Description:

    An old-fashioned heritage clematis with pretty pinkish-red flowers that fade along the edges and whiten towards the center; a true gem for the flowering vine connoiseur

    Ornamental Features

    Lincoln Star Clematis features bold cherry red star-shaped flowers with white eyes and pink edges at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Lincoln Star Clematis is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance woody vine. It is a Type 1 clematis, meaning that it flowers on old wood of the previous season; other than trimming off obvious dieback in spring, it should only be pruned where necessary immediately after flowering. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Lincoln Star Clematis is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Lincoln Star Clematis will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

    Lincoln Star Clematis makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Screening  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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