Korean Clematis Amber Clematis koreana Amber = 'Wit141205' (PBR) (A)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
clematis [Amber]


Clematis Amber is a flowering perennial vine known for its distinctive blossoms. The flowers exude a soft, creamy-yellow hue with a hint of pink on the petal margins making them particularly eye-catching. These blossoms tend to be double or semi-double and have a rounded, rosette-like appearance, which adds to their charm. The tepals – the term for the flower parts that are not distinctly petals or sepals – have a smooth, almost silky texture. Moreover, the middle of each flower is accented with a puff of smaller, frilly tepals and prominent stamens, which often add a slightly contrasting color such as a pale green or cream, offering a striking display that could resemble the delicacy of a paper flower. The foliage complements the flowers with its lush green color, which spans from the base of the plant up along the lengths of its climbing vines. The leaves are typically compound, with multiple leaflets emerging from a single stalk, providing an elegant backdrop for the stunning blooms. As a climbing plant, Clematis Amber is often found winding its way up trellises, fences, or other supports to which it can cling with its twining leaf petioles. Throughout its blooming season, this clematis can present a luxurious and abundant floral display, creating a captivating and ornamental feature in any garden setting.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Clematis 'Amber', Korean Clematis 'Amber'.

    • Common names

      Clematis koreana 'Amber' = 'Wit141205' (PBR) (A).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis plants, including Clematis koreana Amber, contain compounds that can be toxic to humans if ingested. The most common symptoms of clematis poisoning include irritation of the mouth, salivation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to internal bleeding of the digestive tract and symptoms of poisoning can be more extreme. Handling the plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals, due to the presence of irritant chemicals. Therefore, it is advisable to handle clematis with care and to avoid ingesting any part of the plant.

    • To pets

      Clematis plants, including Clematis koreana Amber, are also toxic to pets, such as dogs and cats. If ingested, pets can suffer from similar symptoms as humans, which include drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some cases, ingestion can cause more severe symptoms like lethargy or tremors. The irritant substances present in the plant can cause gastrointestinal upset and even internal bleeding in severe instances. Pet owners should prevent their pets from ingesting any part of the plant and seek veterinary care if ingestion is suspected.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Clematis koreana Amber boasts delicate pale yellow flowers that add aesthetic beauty to gardens and landscapes.
    • Climbing Habit: As a climber, it can cover walls, trellises, or arbors, providing vertical interest in a garden setting.
    • Seasonal Interest: Its blooms typically appear in spring, adding seasonal charm when many other plants have yet to flower.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers produce nectar and pollen that attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.
    • Variety in Landscaping: This clematis adds diversity to the plant palette available for landscaping, allowing for more varied and complex garden designs.
    • Easy Propagation: Clematis koreana Amber can be easily propagated through cuttings, making it simple for gardeners to share and increase their stock.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it has good drought tolerance, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Hardiness: The plant is relatively hardy and can tolerate a variety of climatic conditions within its hardiness zones.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Clematis can be used in fabric dyeing, as the petals sometimes contain pigments that can color textiles.
    • The woody vine structure of clematis, when dried, can be creatively used in basket-weaving projects.
    • When trained over a frame, clematis can be shaped into a living sculpture in gardens or public spaces.
    • The flowers can be used as a natural confetti at weddings or celebrations, adding an organic and biodegradable element to the event.
    • Pressed clematis flowers can be incorporated into homemade paper making, offering a decorative flora element.
    • Dried clematis blooms can be included in potpourri mixes, contributing subtle natural fragrances.
    • Fallen clematis petals can be collected and used in a mulching blend for garden beds, providing nutrients as they decompose.
    • Clematis plant stalks, when pruned, can be used as natural supports for other climbing plants in the garden.
    • Young, pliable stems of clematis can be used in craft projects, such as making wreaths or other decorative items.
    • The intricate patterns of clematis vines and flowers can inspire designs in jewelry, particularly in the art of wire-wrapping.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant_name is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant_name is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience: Clematis plants are known for their hardy nature and ability to adapt to various conditions, symbolizing the ability to persevere through adversity.
    • Mental Agility: The intricate patterns and growth habits of Clematis symbolize complex thinking and the agility of the human mind in seeking knowledge.
    • Artistic Inspiration: With its striking flowers, Clematis is often associated with creativity and the flow of artistic thoughts and inspiration.
    • Aspiration and Personal Growth: The plant's tendency to climb and reach toward the sky can symbolize one's drive to aspire greater heights and personal development.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Korean Clematis 'Amber' prefers consistent moisture but does not like to be waterlogged. It is important to water it deeply and thoroughly, ensuring that the water penetrates the soil to reach the roots rather than just wetting the surface. During the active growing season in spring and summer, water it once a week with approximately one gallon of water per plant, more if the weather is particularly hot or dry. In the fall and winter, reduce watering as the plant goes dormant. Soil should be kept evenly moist but never soggy, and the plant should never be left in standing water.

  • sunLight

    Korean Clematis 'Amber' thrives best in full sun to partial shade. The ideal spot for this plant would be a location where it receives at least six hours of sunlight a day but is shielded from the intense heat of the midday sun. An eastern or northern exposure that provides morning light and afternoon shade would be ideal to promote the plant's abundant flowering without causing stress from overexposure.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Korean Clematis 'Amber' is hardy and can handle a range of temperatures but performs best in temperate climates. The plant can survive a minimum temperature down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, while the maximum temperature it can tolerate is around 85 degrees Fahrenheit without showing signs of stress. Ideally, maintaining a temperature range between 50 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit will encourage optimal growth and flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Korean Clematis 'Amber' is crucial for encouraging a sturdy plant structure and promoting vigorous blooms. The best time for pruning is late winter or early spring, just as the buds begin to swell but before they open. Prune dead or weak stems to ensure good plant health, and to shape the vine, prune it lightly to maintain its form. This plant typically falls into pruning group two or three, meaning it should be pruned lightly since it flowers on both old and new wood.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Korean Clematis 'Amber' thrives in well-draining, fertile soil mixed with compost or well-rotted manure. A pH range from 6.0 to 7.5 is ideal for this plant, slightly acidic to neutral. Incorporating perlite or grit can enhance drainage, essential for clematis health.

  • plantRepotting

    Korean Clematis 'Amber' should be repotted every two to three years or when it outgrows its current container. Repot in early spring before the onset of active growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Korean Clematis 'Amber' prefers a moderate humidity level, neither too dry nor excessively humid. Average outdoor humidity is generally acceptable for this plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright indirect light and cool temps.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part shade with climbing support.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis koreana 'Amber', like other clematis plants, begins its life cycle as a seed that germinates when sown in well-drained soil and with sufficient warmth and moisture. Upon germination, the seedling emerges and develops into a young vine, producing its first leaves and establishing a root system. This growth phase is followed by the development of long, climbing stems that seek out support structures to cling to and grow upwards. As it matures, Clematis 'Amber' enters a stage of flowering, typically in the spring, producing its unique, pale yellow to cream-colored blossoms. After pollination, the flowers develop into feathery seed heads containing seeds that can be distributed by wind or animals. The plant then enters a period of dormancy in winter, reducing its metabolic activities until the warmer temperatures of spring initiate a new growth cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Clematis koreana 'Amber', also commonly known as Korean clematis, is propagated primarily through softwood cuttings. This method typically takes place in late spring to early summer when the plant has fresh, new growth that has not yet hardened. To propagate, you select a healthy piece of stem about 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) long, ensuring it has at least two sets of leaves. The lower set of leaves should be removed, and the cut end dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix, and kept moist and in indirect light until roots have developed, usually several weeks. Using bottom heat can improve the success rate by maintaining a consistent soil temperature. Once the cuttings have rooted, they can be transplanted into individual pots to continue growing until they are ready to be planted out in the garden.