Clematis Proteus

Proteus clematis flower

Clematis 'Proteus' freely produces the most flamboyant, semi-double flowers, stunning rosy-lilac semi-double during May, June, then single blooms in September.

Clematis 'Proteus' was raised by Charles Noble of Sunningdale, England.

How to grow

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.


Proteus 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: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering month: May June September
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous