Clematis Niobe

Niobe clematis flower

Clematis 'Niobe' produces the most beautiful dark ruby-red flowers, almost black upon opening with golden centres from June to September. This non-evergreen climber can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Niobe' was raised by Vladyslaw Noll of Warsaw, Poland. It was introduced to the UK in 1975 by Jim Fisk of Fisk's Clematis Nursery, Suffolk, England.


Niobe characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C

Identification

  • Country of origin: Poland
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Flowering month: June July August September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous